Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

Lake Placid Craft Brewing CompanyLake Placid Craft Brewing Company
Lake Placid Craft Brewing CompanyLake Placid Craft Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

813 Mirror Lake Drive
Lake Placid, New York, 12946
United States

(518) 523-3813 | map
ubuale.com

Notes: The Lake Placid Pub & Brewery is located here as well.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.65
Beers:
51
Reviews:
792
Ratings:
2,104
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.93
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
61
pDev:
9.41%
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 61
Reviews by jjboesen:
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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?

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Gkruszewski
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Rubezahl
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of zotzot
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of nater919
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of tappangordo
4/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of FedJack
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Photo of nickfl
3.36/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

This place is about what you would expect if you've been to a few breweries in the Adirondacks. The location is just a few minutes walk from the Main Street of Lake Placid, and the building is an old house/church/ whatever that looks neater on the outside than it is on the inside. The second floor dining room that we ate in was decorated with pennants from every college sports team you could imagine, which really doesn't do much for me but whatever. The beer selection was limited to about six house brews that ranged from mediocre to actively bad. The food was ok but not much more than that. Worth a visit if you are looking to tick some local beers, but I wouldn't eat here again, and if you just want to drink a good beer you may want to look elsewhere.

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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.

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Photo of mountainzen
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of mikerems
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of speedball33
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mkirkland80
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of AMCimpi
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of T-34-85
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of generallee
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of dhay55
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company in Lake Placid, NY
Brewery rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 2104 ratings