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Breweries Near Lake Placid, NY

 

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Photo from a path at the Wild Center (Tupper Lake)

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 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 & 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.

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Big Slide Brewing

Big Tupper Brewing

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

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Big Tupper Brewing

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, ubuale.com). They have a second Lake Placid location named Big Slide Brewery & Public House at 5686 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946.

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Lake Placid Pub & Brewery

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:

1911 Spirits http://1911established.com/

Black Button Distilling https://www.blackbuttondistilling.com/

Heron Hill Winery http://www.heronhill.com/

Life of Reilley https://www.lifeofreilley.net/

Rachel’s Raquette Lake Elixir http://rlelixir.com/

Smoke Signals https://www.smokesignalsq.com/

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