Discover the Schenectady Ale Trail

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Fruit beers and stout

Visitors and residents alike can enjoy all six of our breweries with their Schenectady Ale Trail Passport and we have some great partners on board to help you make the most of your ale trail exploration! 

Where to Stay

Coming from out of town? As an Ale Trail Member, these hotels are ready to welcome you with special rates!

Comfort Inn & Suites

Enjoy Schenectady County's newest hotel, located in the quaint Village of Scotia. This mid-scale hotel features both standard rooms and 22 suites, as well as an indoor aquatic facility and spacious outdoor patio. Book your stay for just $99/tax, plus tax.

Exterior of Hotel

Hampton Inn Schenectady

Located right in the heart of Downtown Schenectady, the Hampton Inn is offering a special rate for Ale Trail passport holders of $134/night, plus tax. Simply call the hotel at 518-377-4500 and ask for the "Schenectady Ale Trail Rate." 

Along Mohawk River

Homewood Suites Schenectady

The friendly folks at the Homewood Suites Schenectady are excited to welcome Ale Trail guests for a special rate of $139/night, plus tax. They'll also include a bottle of NY State red or white wine, or a 6-pack of a popular NY IPA or seasonal beer to enjoy during your stay! 

Click here to book your stay


We want everyone to enjoy the Ale Trail responsibly! If you're planning to hit multiple stops in one day or weekend, we've got transportation partners on board who can't wait to help you safely explore all of our breweries. For individuals, couples or smaller groups don't forget a designated driver! Uber and Lyft are also great ways to enjoy the Ale Trail safely! 

Wade Tours

Our friends at Wade Tours have group bookings available with their 35-passenger mini-coach with restroom.

$800 for Sunday-Thursday, OR $1,100 for Friday-Saturday

These prices are based on an 8-hour day, group booking. If the 35-passenger is not available, a 25-passenger mini-coach can be used for the same price.

Call 518-355-4500 to book your trip. Ask for Crystal DeLorenzo and mention "Schenectady Ale Trail" for special pricing.

Tech Valley Hospitality Shuttle

Tech Valley Hospitality Shuttle has a fleet of vehicles to accommodate groups of all sizes. For Ale Trail Passport Holders, they have a special pricing breakdown:

  • For 5 passengers or less: $50 per hour 
  • For an 11 passenger van: *SPECIAL $250 for a FOUR HOUR TRIP*
  • For an 11 passenger sprinter: $100 per hour
  • For 20 passenger bus: 35 passenger charter please contact for pricing as more details are needed to quote.

Check out their fleet here and then give them a call at 518-203-8748 to book your trip! 

Coming with a group?

Craft beer is always more fun with friends and we love when groups want to explore the Ale Trail together! In order to best accommodate large groups, certain brewery stops may need to substitute beer flights on your passport for pints. For the best experience if you're traveling with a group larger than 8 people, we STRONGLY recommend giving the breweries a call ahead of time to make sure they're ready for you.  

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