New York State Brewers Association, Empire State Trail (EST) and the Canal Corporation have created the Empire State Trail Brewery Passport.

The Empire State Trail Brewery Passport allows trail users to earn extra stamps and new rewards for visiting breweries located within 10 miles of the EST.

Several prized breweries operate on and within 10 miles of the Champlain Canalway Trail, an integral part of the Empirte State Trail system following the Champlain Canal between Waterford & Whitehall.