Great Flats Brewing makes great beer, as well as serving as a meeting point for Schenectady’s growing cycling scene. And it’s all just blocks from the Canalway Trail!
Great Flats Brewing opened in March, 2016. Using ingredients grown in New York State, they serve fresh beer, root beer, and lemonade on tap. They also serve New York-made cider and wine.
Great Flats organized a clean up event as part of the 2017 Canal Clean Sweep, and they have recently become certified as a Bike Friendly New York business. “We like biking ourselves. Also, beer and biking go well together.”
Every Friday, Bike Old Dorp and Great Flats Brewing invite cyclists to go out for a night ride, and to join them for a beer afterwards. There is an additional ride every other Friday, led by one of the Electric City Bike Rescue members, starting and finishing at the brewery.
Being close to the trail means lots of business. “It’s a big open space for people to hangout and rest, while drinking a beer or soda. It’s a great place to start a ride or take a break.”
Great Flats occupies a prime, trailside location in Schenectady – just blocks from the Erie Canalway Trail, know locally as the Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail. They are also a quarter mile from the Electric City Bike Rescue and three miles from Plaine and Son Bike Shop.
Check out their website for more information on their beer list and new flavor releases.