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Lake Placid Pub and Brewery

You can always tell when a brewpub is owned by a brewer - the brewery is centerstage, the beer is listed everywhere, and, most importantly, the beer is top-quality.  The Lake Placid Pub & Brewery has been brewing award-winning beers since 1996.  Utillizing a seven barrel brewery, we brew over 1500 barrels each year, placing our production in the top 7% of brewpubs nationwide - not bad for a town of 2800 residents.  We always have six house beers on tap.

NEW: Brewery tours are offered on Saturdays at 4:30pm. Please gather at the third floor bar to start the tour. Tours also given upon request. 

Our current line-up is found below:

New York State of Mind

4.8% ABV


A pale ale brewed entirely with NY State grown barley and hops. The barley was grown and malted by New York Craft Malt LLC out of Batavia, NY and the hops were all locally grown in Lake Placid. We used fresh, wet hops for every addition in the boil, bittering hops were Nugget hops grown in the LP Community Garden and 3 flavor additions were a blend of Cascade, Centennial, and Perle Hops grown by our friend Mike on Bear Cub Rd. 4.8% A light, easy drinking pale ale with floral aromas and a clean dry finish.

Dr. Fogg’s Oatmeal Stout

4.9% ABV
This is a classic oatmeal stout that has been brewed here for many years.  A winter time favorite, it has a huge local following.  Dr Fogg’s is made using a good percentage of Roasted Malt, a black specialty malt that has been kilned for a long time to create a dark, bitter flavor.  It is basically the definitive malted barley for creating a stout. We have added oatmeal, in order to create a fuller body and smooth mouthfeel.  The oatmeal also imparts a unique flavor to the beer, giving the overall perception more depth.  This beer does not have a strong hop character or hop bitterness, but rather accentuates the roasted malt character from the grain.

ubu ale

7.0% ABV   38 IBU   43 SRM
Our famous English-style Strong Ale is deep garnet red in color, and features dark fruit and roasted malt flavors, with a slightly bitter finish.

Barkeater Amber Ale

4.8% ABV  

Deep amber in color, Barkeater blends a smooth, medium body with the subtle balance of American hops. Enjoy!

lake placid I.P.A.

6.8% ABV   67 IBU   21 SRM
A tribute to the original West Coast-style IPA’s, our IPA is aggressively hopped for a citrus and piney flavor and aroma, but maintains a subtle, bready malt backbone.

Colonel’s Kolsch

5.2% ABV

A traditional German-Style Kolsch. This light beer is fermented with a yeast imported from Cologne, Germany. It is lightly hopped with German Hallertauer hops and finishes very dry on the palette. This beer is typically brewed in the fall during Oktoberfest, and is named after Catherine’s Dad, who was a Colonel in the US Air Force.

46’er pale ale

6.0% ABV   43 IBU    13 SRM
A great English-style Pale Ale – copper in color, hoppy yet very smooth.

Moose Island Ale

4.4% ABV   18 IBU    3 SRM
A light golden ale which is very low in bitterness, with a clean, crisp, and thirst-quenching taste.


QUALITY.  We are proud to offer growlers (and 6-packs, 12-packs, and cases) of our beers. We have a policy of never directly refilling any growlers, including our own. Instead we have an exchange where we take a dirty/empty Lake Placid Pub & Brewery growler and give you a new one - one which has been washed, sterilized, purged with CO2, and then correctly filled that day by our brewery staff. After years of seeing people come in with growlers which were not ready to be filled, we instituted this policy. We never fill growlers at the bar, even if you feel that yours are clean and ready to be filled. 

We are not unique with this policy. From The Brewers Association: Establishments filling growlers should only fill containers that have been properly cleaned. In some cases retailers require an “exchange program” where a consumer exchanges an empty, approved growler container (to be cleaned by the retailer) for a full growler. Source:

We price the new growlers and refills within $3 of each other in an effort to not be greedy, unlike some other breweries where it is double the cost. That issue is secondary, however - the biggest reason is that we take an enormous amount of pride in our beer and have found that the only way to insure its quality when taken away from the Pub is to follow this procedure. (As a side note, it is also illegal from a TTB and NYSLA perspective to have a bottle which contains a product which is not accurately labeled on the outside, although many breweries choose to ignore this rule.) But again, for us it is about insuring the quality of the liquid once you get it home. And don't forget, GROWLERS SHOULD BE KEPT REFRIGERATED AND CONSUMED AS SOON AFTER PURCHASE AS POSSIBLE.Thanks.

Lake Placid Pub and Brewery

Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
813 Mirror Lake Drive
Lake Placid NY 12946

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