Adirondack Pub & Brewery
Active Beers: 40
Beer Ratings: 511
Beer Avg: 3.72
Taps: 12 / Bottles:
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TangTKE402:
4.43/5 rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
The atmosphere is what one would expect from a place titled "Adirondack Pub & Brewery:" rustic, birch bark trim, outdoorsy paraphernalia on the walls, etc. To the casual eye, this may be kitschy, but if you look closer, there is a lot of local history on the walls. Old maps, signs that used to mark historic places, it seems as though much was salvaged through the years from the Lake George area and placed on display.
The beer selection, while fairly standard, is really quite exceptional for the size of the place. Their IPA is out of sight, their flagship beer "Bear Naked" is a solid pale ale, and their blond ale and Scottish ales are both well above average. The food is standard-issue for a brew-pub, but it's done well and about the price one would expect it to be.
What makes this place better than average is it's rotating stock. The brewmaster has recently been upping his game bigtime, by offering such things as a Black IPA, and an experiment ale that has the same basic formula, but uses different flavoring hops each month. It's like a science experiment that rewards locals with the ability to try out each month's selection.
Combine the above with an annual Oktoberfest that is still under the radar enough to not be crowded out, has delicious German food, and adds events like keg tosses and "cornhole" to keep innovating, and you have yourself a surprisingly winning brewpub.
12-07-2010 22:52:41 | More by TangTKE402
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
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.
07-20-2014 20:09:02 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.03/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
This place is grate ! Always a broad and numerous selection of beers on tap. Their stand-bys (bear naked, dirty blond, IPA) are always on tap and flawless. They do an excellent job of cycling through smaller specialized/seasonal brews (chiatiemac lager, black watch ipa, barrel aged)
It also doesn't hurt that these guys know how to throw a party !
05-27-2014 17:09:00 | More by redbarnbikes
Adirondack Pub & Brewery in Lake George, NY
88 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.