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Adirondack Pub & Brewery

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Adirondack Pub & BreweryAdirondack Pub & Brewery
BA SCORE
89
very good

33 Ratings
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Active Beers: 43
Beer Ratings: 551
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

33 Canada Street
Lake George, New York, 12845
United States
phone: (518) 668-0002

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(Place added by: Jason)
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Reviews by TangTKE402:
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4.43/5  rDev +12.2%

The atmosphere is what one would expect from a place titled "Adirondack Pub & Brewery:" rustic, birch bark trim, outdoorsy paraphernalia on the walls, etc. To the casual eye, this may be kitschy, but if you look closer, there is a lot of local history on the walls. Old maps, signs that used to mark historic places, it seems as though much was salvaged through the years from the Lake George area and placed on display.

The beer selection, while fairly standard, is really quite exceptional for the size of the place. Their IPA is out of sight, their flagship beer "Bear Naked" is a solid pale ale, and their blond ale and Scottish ales are both well above average. The food is standard-issue for a brew-pub, but it's done well and about the price one would expect it to be.

What makes this place better than average is it's rotating stock. The brewmaster has recently been upping his game bigtime, by offering such things as a Black IPA, and an experiment ale that has the same basic formula, but uses different flavoring hops each month. It's like a science experiment that rewards locals with the ability to try out each month's selection.

Combine the above with an annual Oktoberfest that is still under the radar enough to not be crowded out, has delicious German food, and adds events like keg tosses and "cornhole" to keep innovating, and you have yourself a surprisingly winning brewpub.

TangTKE402, Dec 07, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of pjkelley82
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

pjkelley82, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of schteve
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

schteve, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of dachi1
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Great place to stop in the summertime. Standard pub fare with a decent dinner menu. If you're unsure of what you want, you can get a sampler of six different beers.

dachi1, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Suds
4/5  rDev +1.3%

I visited this brewpub with my family on Labor Day weekend, during a mini weekend vacation. We arrived at 5 pm just before the crowds. The atmosphere is decidedly 'North-Country', with a woodsy-northeast mountain theme. There were about 7 beers on tap, ranging from a light fruit brew (average) to a heavy, high ABV scotch ale. Most were quite good, with notable props going to a very fresh Oktoberfest. The food ranged from pub fare to some nice fish dishes. I had a great cedar plank salmon and my son really enjoyed a Cajun style catfish. The service was prompt, despite the coming holiday crowds, and the experience was very positive. Worth a visit.

Suds, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of twillingthenoz
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Excellent beer! Great staff. However the food leaves a lot to be desired, better off filling up on the beer.

twillingthenoz, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Colin_Featherstone
4.48/5  rDev +13.4%

Great service, great atmosphere, good food and overall AWESOME BEER...we were on vacation and stopped by for a quick pint and a bite to eat and ended up there every night for a few more of the addictive beers. if your in the Lake George area you have to check this place out even if it is only for a quick pint!!!

Colin_Featherstone, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Cooker_stp
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Cooker_stp, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

I spent a weekend in Lake George with a friend of mine who is living and working there for the summer. He is friends with one of the brewers at Adirondack so of course we had to stop at the brewery right away, after a nice commute on boat crossing Lake George.

Adirondack Pub & Brewery is located slightly north of the small downtown, in a big wood log-cabin-style building. It is cozy inside and nice outside in the summer, and not as big as you’d think judging from the outside.

The beers are, for the most part, excellent. Their IPA is quaffable, their DIPA is even better and the brewers really shine at experimenting with high gravity and barrels. They make a Double Oatmeal Cream Stout that is 12.50% but drinks smooth like a Guinness, and a Pinot Noir-barrel aged Dunkelweizen that is complex, slightly sour and utterly beautiful.

I’d say that the place itself is not the best or most amazing bar/restaurant/brewery ever, but the beers are very well worth a visit.

DoubleSimcoe, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Scarfer_Brad
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Scarfer_Brad, Jul 03, 2014
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Adirondack Pub & Brewery in Lake George, NY
89 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.