Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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Lake Placid Craft Brewing CompanyLake Placid Craft Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.78/5
Based on:
46 Beers
747 Reviews
Place Score: 89
Reviews: 31
Visits: 52
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

813 Mirror Lake Drive
Lake Placid, New York, 12946
United States
phone: (518) 523-3813

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ubuman

Notes:
Place added by: John

The Lake Placid Pub & Brewery is located here as well.
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Reviews: 31 | Visits: 52
Reviews by wailingwench:
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4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Cheers: You can make 2 nights out of 1 trip; get wasted up, fall down the stairs, continue at the lower bar. The outdoor patio is the place to get some crisp ADK air while sucking down some cold ADK suds. Beautiful lake and mountain backrop. Chalet feel made me feel like I was in the Alps. All you can eat popcorn. The lower bar is for locals, the top for tourists. Go to the lower (but be careful), unless your life revolves @ your manicured lawn that you pay someone to do and you own 2 4-wheel drive SUV's and live on Merryweather lane. UBU ale is dangerous, along with the seasonal IPA, Frostbite. 46'er is kindof weak in comparison, but a true to style west coast APA. Far enough away from the strip. Way better than their overpriced competition.

Jeers: Again, another place that won't fill other breweries growlers. Perhaps the name Lake Placid Grolwer Emporium is more fitting? When I'm looking at the taps, don't keep telling me to look at the list, otherwise "you won't have any idea as to what is what." I heard you the first time, no need to repeat yourself. Perhaps I like to look at taps. Beware of the popcorn at the downstairs bar: stale and most likely crawling with pathogenic microbes that would love to ruin your day. The downstairs bar primarily serves as a meeting place for the locals to make fun of the out of towners. They need to find a new hobby. The UBU dog was staring at me when I was trying to take a dump. Lodge atmosphere could be bumped up a notch by having Frauleins serve the beer. 2 locals were spotted drinking Bud. One local swilling down a macro made fun of a patron who ordered the sampler. Drink a real beer, freak. (1,660 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of TBonez477
2.64/5  rDev -32.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2 | food: 2.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Jlabs
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of JBix
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of IanMcGuire
4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of thisXwar
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of Cfeezy
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

It gets packed but for obvious reasons. Good eats and brews. Try going early otherwise you're going to have to wait. (117 characters)

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3.59/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

newly redone, in the last few years at least, the whole area here is really booming. basement level is a pub style, few booths, big wooden bar, pool table, juke box, dim lighting, mix of people from everywhere but lake placid, its a cool vibe. upstairs is the restaurant and brew house, nice atmosphere there too, and the food is always good, especially the wings. five or six beers going at all times, with a seasonal, a brewhouse only beer, and the regular lineup. service at the bar is always slow because its always so busy, but ive never had any issues while eating with poor service at all. I really like their ipa, one of the beers that turned me on to craft, so its nice to get it fresh. they are also doing some experimental hop stuff, which is always welcomed. it gets a little loud and a little hot in the basement there, but its a place worth visiting, especially on Tuesday when you get two for one pints! (918 characters)

Photo of jjboesen
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

In the quaint village of Lake Placid, nestled high in New York’s mighty Adirondack Mountains, are two fine purveyors of craft brew; one is the Adirondack Brewing Company (see my review for the Great Adirondack Steak and Seafood Company), the other is this one.

Situated apart from the Main Street bustle of summer tourists and winter ski bums, Lake Placid Brewing is housed in an appropriately rustic two-story structure, with the brewpub being upstairs. The room is pleasant enough – though, it does evoke a fratboy-cum-sportsbar atmosphere (what with the numerous college pennants decorating the walls.) In the middle is the bar, square-shaped with limited space to plant one’s ass. There is a smattering of high tops and tables scattered arbitrarily about the place – with plenty of room for the ever rushing servers. LPCB offers conviviality to local and tourist alike.

Of course, we were here for the beer and there was a decent selection of the house brew here including several IPAs; however the primary beer was the UBU Ale, a smooth and delicate English Strong Ale that comes off more like a Scotch Ale than anything else – perhaps, it is a British Strong Ale? After several pleasant pints, my friend and I, the former having brought me here in conjunction with a business trip to nearby Saranac Lake, grabbed a growler of UBU and made our way down the mountain to home.

While not much of a skier, or a tourist addicted to quaint, but crowded, mountain villages, I can see myself returning here. After all, Lake Placid is the home of two Winter Olympic Games, the most recent being in 1980 when our hockey team defeated the USSR. Now, Lake Placid is home to UBU Ale. Do you believe in miracles? (1,717 characters)

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Came to Lake Placid in May before tourist season and decided we would try out the local brew. Hung out at the bar for a couple hours with some of the locals. Very friendly people. Got a sampler of beer, and it was actually very good, and even was served on a neat wooden paddle. Came back the next day for lunch and the food was pretty good too. The building itself really is quite nice, with the large stained glass window in the front, and the two levels of bars and patios. I've always liked upstate New York, and if I ever lived in the US, it would probably be around here and this would certainly be my watering hole. (622 characters)

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Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company in Lake Placid, NY
89 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.