Breweries In Vermont & New York

I met friends of mine at Tupper Lake in New York in 2018, so I collected a list of local breweries and brewpubs.

Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY

Breweries Tupper Lake, NY

I’m supposed to meet I met friends at Tupper Lake in the Adirondack Mountain region of New York next this year (2018), so I collected a list of local breweries and brewpubs.

The main (hero) image is the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. NY.  Photo from a path at the Wild Center (Tupper Lake).

The Bobcat Cafe & Brewery: On my way to Tupper Lake via Burlington, VT I happened upon the Bobcat Cafe & Brewery in Bristol, VT. This is an authentic local pub with great food, a full bar, and a range of nice beers. I only wish I wasn’t driving and could have stayed a while.

Please comment and add to the list. Thanks.

Adirondack Brewery is at 33 Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845. They serve food.

Big Slide Brewery

in Lake Placid

Big Slide Brewery & Public House – see Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, below. This is near the ski jump at the former Lake Placid Olympics location, where there is still a US Olympic Committee training facility nearby. This was my second home, even though I was staying around Tupper Lake. I visited a few times, including with friends, to eat and get some beer to-go. The food was great as was the service, both at the bar and seated at a table. They have an outdoor patio that is dog-friendly.

Big Slide Brewing

Big Tupper Brewing

17 Cliff Ave
Tupper Lake, New York 12986

Big Tupper Brewing

Comfortable spot with a bar, food, tables, and outdoor space.

Big Tupper Brewing, Brewery, Tupper Lake, NY  Source: jimcaruso

Blue Line Brewery is a brewpub at 555 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. They highlight their location in the Adirondack Mountains, which is home to 30,000 miles of rivers and 2,800 lakes and ponds according to Wikipedia. Blue Line has a second location at 43 Maple St, Potsdam, NY 13676.

Coopers Cave Ale Company is at 2 Sagamore St, Glens Falls, NY 12801. They serve food and, during the summer, ice cream.
Davidson Brothers Brewing Company is at 184 Glen St, Glens Falls, NY 12801. They have a restaurant and feature a number of musical performers and bands.

Fulton Chain Craft Brewery makes its beer with New York State hops and mostly NY grains. Find them at 127 North St, Old Forge, NY 13420.

Lake Placid Pub & Brewery is at 813 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946. The domain name is the name of their most famous beer, Ubu Ale (so, They have a second Lake Placid location named Big Slide Brewery & Public House at 5686 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946.


Raquette River Brewing

11 Balsam St #2
Tupper Lake, New York 12986

Raquette River Brewing

Raquette seems on the edge of town with a nice, but small taproom, some outdoor space and when I was there in the summer of 2018 they were building a big drinking hall. They have two food trucks on site all the time, too. There is a fire pit and the place hosts live music.

Leave Your Comment, Please

I see some folks from my Untappd list visit these NY breweries. So, please leave a comment if you know of these place or can recommend others within an hour of Tupper Lake or on the way to Tupper from Burlington, VT. Thanks!

Notes: Other nearby places to check out in the future:

Lake Placid Brewery (

Tupper Lake Taverns & Breweries

1911 Spirits

Black Button Distilling

Heron Hill Winery

Life of Reilley

Rachel’s Raquette Lake Elixir

Smoke Signals


Breweries Near Burlington, VT

Alchemist Beer

Brewery & Visitors Center in Stowe, VT

Fiddlehead Brewing

6305 Shelburne Rd Shelburne, VT 05482

Harpoon Brewery, Vermont location

Hill Farmstead Brewery, Vermont


Activities in New York around Tupper Lake, Saranac, and Lake Placid

Franklin County Fair NY, August 3-12, 2018

Full Schedule

High Falls Gorge is about 52 minutes from Tupper Lake.

Red Top Inn Boat Rentals

on Tupper Lake – 10hp to 25hp Aluminum Boat Rentals

New York State FIshing Guide document (PDF)

New York State Fishing License

Bog River Falls


There are breweries in Utica that would be interesting, but they are too far from Tupper Lake unless they are on your drive to Tupper.



Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY

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