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Adirondack Breweries & Distilleries

The Adirondack Region in Northern New York is a recreationist paradise that fosters an abiding love for the mountains and the deep joy of savoring a good drink and a hot meal at the end of a long hike, or after a day of skiing through the Adirondack wilderness. Home to a number of award-winning microbreweries offering family-friendly dining, and a new generation of craft beer and spirit makers – the Adirondacks offer a diverse array of locally sourced products that reflect the tastes of the region.

From the shores of Lake George to the Tug Hill Plateau, begin a culinary journey across the Adirondacks – one microbrewery and distillery at a time.

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Lake George Region Breweries & Distilleries

Adirondack Pub & Brewery

Adirondack Pub & Brewery in Lake George brews more than 25 all-natural, non-pasteurized craft ales brewed and bottled on-site. Brewery tours are available throughout the year on Fridays at 4 pm and Saturdays at 11:30 am, and a special Tuesday tour is offered Memorial Day through Labor Day at 4 pm. Adirondack Pub & Brewery's beer is distributed by six New York State distributors, and can be found in 32 counties throughout the state.

Bolton Landing Brewing Co.

The Bolton Landing Brewing Company, which opened its completely remodeled tasting room and kitchen in 2017, is the newest craft brewery in the Lake George Area. Belly up to the bar for a Paradise Bay IPA, a Three Brothers Red Rye, a Black Mountain Coffee Porter, a Sweetbriar Belgian White, or one of many other year-round or seasonal brews.

Cooper's Cave Ale Company

Cooper's Cave Ale Company in Glens Falls offers traditional English-style ales, porters, and stouts. A family-owned and operated company, sample brews made from some of the finest ingredients available, including specialty malted barley and enjoy a meal, ice-cream, hand-crafted beer or soda.

Davidson Brothers Brewing Company

Davidson Brothers Brewing Company in Glens Falls opened its doors in 1996, and continues to offer a variety of traditional IPAs, porters and English-style bitter brews. Owned and operated by the brothers, enjoy family-friendly dining and a variety of beers on tap.

Mean Max Brew Works

Mean Max Brew Works specializes in richly crafted handmade ales and lagers. Selections are prepared in small, three-barrel batches; filtered ales and lagers are fermented naturally without additives making each consistent and distinctive whether it's packed in growlers, bottles or draft kegs.Time is what goes into making every Mean Max Brew Works a delicious take on our variety of offerings.

Northway Brewing Co.

Northway Brewing Co. offers self-guided tours of our brewery production ~ a 50-barrel brew system, a 3.5-barrel pilot system, a bottling and canning line, and a 3,000 square-foot taproom. They offer tastings, pints, growler fills, bottled and canned beverages to take home as well as merchandise.

Spring Brook Hollow

Spring Brook Hollow in Queensbury is a quaint farm distillery located just south of the village of Lake George that specializes in making vodka, gin, and moonshine.

Lake George Distilling Company

Lake George Distilling Company in Fort Ann distills small batches of craft spirits using local ingredients from the Adirondack region. Their specialty moonshines, whiskeys, and ryes are well-loved and sought after by resorts, stores, and restaurants from the Adirondacks all the way to New York City.

machines making craft beers at Adirondack Brewery in Lake George

Adirondack Coast Microbreweries

Livingood's Brewery & Restaurant

Livingood's Brewery and Restaurant is committed to fostering relationships with local producers to develop craft brews highlighting the area's agriculture offerings.

Oval Craft Brewing

Oval Craft Brewing is a small microbrewery producing finely crafted beer. Oval Craft Brewery features a tasting room where patrons can enjoy a pint, flight or take a growler home!

Plattsburgh Brewing Co.

Plattsburgh Brewing Co. is home of the War of 1812 Beer, Plucky Rooster Ale. The beer was crafted using ingredients true to the 1800s and named after a 200-year-old rooster to commemorate the War of 1812 Bicentennial. Plattsburgh Brewing Company offers an incredibly diverse line of handcrafted beers.

Valcour Brewing Company

Valcour Brewing Company is a craft beer brewery located in the Old Stone Barracks in Plattsburgh, NY. The "Old Stone Barracks" is the last remaining structure of a proposed quadrangle of early U.S. Army barracks built in Plattsburgh, NY in 1838.

Ledge Hill Brewing Co.

Ledge Hill Brewing Co., located in beautiful Westport. Handcrafted ales and lagers mindfully brewed for folks who celebrate our community's rich heritage and share an optimistic vision of the future.

Ausable Brewing Company

Ausable Brewing Company in Keeseville is focused on brewing a variety of craft beers and sodas in small batches with an emphasis on local ingredients and local.

brewer holding up fresh craft beer at Ausable Brewing Company

Lake Placid Region Microbreweries and Distilleries

Nestled in the mountainous High Peaks area, the Lake Placid Region boasts five micro-breweries and one distillery.

Big Slide Brewery & Public House

Big Slide Brewery & Public House opened in June 2016 in Lake Placid and will feature ten house beers along with a fresh, localvore menu boasting the freshest produce and meats from nearby farms in the Adirondacks. Not your typical pub grub, Executive Chef Greg Sherman sources most ingredients locally and will wow your palate.

Lake Placid Pub & Brewery

From the pub's flagship UBU Ale – a rich, dark ale named after a patron's friendly chocolate Labrador – to seasonal favorites such as Imperial Pumpkin, the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery's beers capture the aromas and flavors of the Adirondacks. The brewery's two locations pump out approximately 300,000 pints of beer every year, placing it in the top 7% of breweries in the United States. Brewery tours are offered at the Lake Placid location on Saturdays at 4:30 pm.

Great Adirondack Brewing Company

Great Adirondack Brewing Company in Lake Placid is a family-owned and operated pub and brewery producing award-winning beers. Their Main Street operation produces 350 barrels of handcrafted beer each year. Sample award-winning brews on tap at the restaurant, including world Beer Cup Silver Medal winner, the Adirondack Abbey Ale.

Lake Placid Spirits

Lake Placid Spirits' rare flavors are locally produced in Lake Placid. Available in stores and restaurants throughout New York State, don't miss these unique, top-shelf liquors such as P3 Placid Vodka, 46 Peaks Vodka, Alpenglow, and Blue Line Gin, their most recent product release.

Gristmill Distillers

Gristmill Distillers in Keene uses locally sourced ingredients, including barrels made by one of the only coopers in the North East, who also happens to be located within the blue line in the village of Wilmington. Gristmill Distillers creates a variety of whiskey spirits that are smooth to the taste and pay homage to the history of the Adirondacks.

Lake Placid Pub & Brewery beers in a row on the bar

Adirondack Frontier Region Breweries

Blue Line Brewery

Blue Line Brewery in Saranac Lake opened in 2012 on Lake Flower Avenue in a renovated car wash. Offering six microbrews – from pale and red ales, to a black lager – Blue Line boasts a solid selection of small-batch beers. Tour the boutique operation and sample straight from the source seven days a week and take home a growler of your favorite. Blue Line's beers are also available on tap at restaurants across the Adirondacks.

Raybrook Brew House

Raybrook Brew House located in Ray Brook, offers wild and unique beers brewed on-site paired with their newly crafted adventurous menu. Sit out on their large deck in the summer and fall or post up on a stool at the welcoming bar inside and enjoy a variety of tasty craft brews.

Hex & Hop Brewing

Hex and Hop Brewing is located just a few minutes outside of Saranac Lake in the hamlet of Bloomingdale. Hex and Hop was born out of a vision dreamed up by an engineer and apiarist looking to design a unique dining and drinking experience. Most, if not all, of the craft beers that are on tap are made using honey from local bees.

Raquette River Brewing

Raquette River Brewing is a boutique brewery boasting eight craft beers on tap. Sample their Strawberry Cilantro Wheat, IPA, Smoked Red Ale, or Maple Porter. The head brewer shares "brewing on a small scale affords us the opportunity to experiment and innovate with a variety of ingredients, some local, some exotic."

Township 7 Brewing Company

Township 7 Brewing Company, located in Dickinson Center, offers unfiltered and unpasteurized craft brews including a hoppy Deerfly IPA, a malty Backwoods Brown ale, and fruitier options including their Raspberry and Spanish Haze brews. Enjoy a delicious pour in a pint or flight in their tasting room, or take a growler to go. 

beer at Hex & Hop Brewing in the Adirondacks

Breweries and Distilleries around the Adirondacks

War Cannon Spirits

War Cannon Spirits, located in Crown Point, is housed in a tasting room that is over 200 years old. Enjoy hand-crafted whiskey in the tasting room. Stay for lunch or dinner offering a pub-style menu with a twist. Enjoy the rich heritage and breathtaking beauty of the Champlain region at this historical landmark and be sure to sample the exceptional spirits offered.

Paradox Brewery

Paradox Brewery in North Hudson is an independent craft brewery founded in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains brewing innovative beer of the highest quality. This 25,000 square foot brewery can produce 50,000 barrels a year using a state of the art brewing systems. Utilizing the naturally-filtered water flowing through the granite below the brewery, the beers are clean, crisp, and smooth. The Brewery tasting room offers flights, food and special events. 

Strong Rope Taproom

Strong Rope Taproom in Blue Mtn Lake introduced a second location as a satellite taproom at Blue Mountain Lake. The brewery originates in Gowanus, Brooklyn and is proud to be a family-run, New York State Farm Brewery. Strong Rope Taproom offers 3 signature beers on tap, local spirits, wine, and cider as well as cans and bottles to go.

Township 7 Brewing Company

Township 7 Brewing Company - Located in the Northern Foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Dickinson Center, New York. They brew premium, unfiltered, unpasteurized craft beers (seasonal varieties too). The beer is available in the tasting room in pints, flights, and growlers (to go).

War Cannon Distillery

Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail

Woven together by breweries, wineries, cideries, and distilleries, the self-guided Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail is an excellent way to sample the craft of local beverage artisans. Use the digital passport to to visit and earn prizes. Are you up for the challenge?