Cooper's Cave Ale Company

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BA SCORE
3/5
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115 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2 Sagamore St
Glens Falls, New York, 12801
United States

(518) 792-0007 | map
cooperscaveale.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
16
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
115
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.6/5
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
9
pDev:
12.5%
 
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of edthehead
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.78/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Kinger22
3.78/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The eggplant parm was filling and quite tasty. I was a big fan of the rustic "cave" feel to the brewery. However, the beers were quite a bit disappointing.

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Photo of smi69
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of scxcrunner
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Nothing much to write home about here. small restaurant located on the bike path. Food was ok and the beer was not good. The wife's family likes it so i will likely be back but not something i would seek out again on my own.

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Photo of rudeturnip
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I have to disagree with the other reviewer who said that there are very few good breweries in northeastern NY. There are many exceptional breweries - Shmaltz Brewing in Clifton Park, Argyle Brewing Co in Greenwich, Wolf Hollow Brewing in Glenville and Lake Placid Brewery are among my favorites and all brew tasty beers. Coopers Cave is also very good. I've had their brews bottled and on-tap and have always found them to be very solid beers. As good, or better, than beers from larger breweries that distribute nation-wide. Cooper's Cave has some classics like their Bluesberry Ale and American IPA - both are delicious.

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Photo of Jlabs
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of nickfl
2.77/5  rDev -23.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Let me start by saying that the bar for breweries in this part of NY is rather low. Having traveled up here a bit to visit family, my experience has been that with the exception of a couple places built in the last couple of years, any brewery you visit will have mediocre at best beer that would be considered unadventurous 20 years ago. This place though, shouldn't be making beer at all.

The atmosphere is nice enough, it has a faux cave enterance that is kitschy in a way that suits the Lake George tourist vibe nicely. Inside it has a lot of wood furnishings and gives off a non specific euro beer hall vibe. Didn't try the food, but it seemed reasonable, though based on the beer and the generally poor quality of restaurants in the area I would be skeptical. Service was the high point, friendly and quick.

The beer... Just wow. This is hands down the worst brewery I have ever been to. Every beer on the sampler we had was bad. More than one tasted infected, and they all had a noticeable chemical character that may or may not have been bleach. They should be ashamed to serve this to the public and I honestly left equal parts mystified and mad that this garbage is out in the world existing as an insult to competent Brewers who care about their craft.

I realize this is a harsh review but it is my honest impression of this place, and based on the reviews of the beer, most other BAs who have visited had a similar experience. It's too bad because it's a cute place and the staff seemed nice enough, but the beer was truly bad.

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Cooper's Cave Ale Company in Glens Falls, NY
Brewery rating: 3 out of 5 with 115 ratings