Adirondack Pub & Brewery

New York

High quality European ales brewed in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York


Adirondack Pub and Brewery was founded in September of 1999 in Lake George Village, New York, located along the southern shores of the 32 mile-long Lake George in Upstate New York. The founder and brewer, John Carr, was inspired to open the brewpub after backpacking through Europe and discovering the impressive, high quality ales crafted there. When he returned home to the United States and had trouble finding these coveted ales for purchase, John decided to start brewing his own.

After 10 years of home brewing unique, European-inspired ales - many of which were in high demand by his friends and family - John began plans to open a brewpub in Lake George Village. His rustic, cabin-inspired Adirondack Brewpub opened in 1999 and in no time, became a huge hit with locals and tourists who enjoyed drinking the fresh, crisp, locally crafted ales. The pub is also known for its tasty all-American comfort food that’s served in the attached restaurant.

Today, Adirondack Pub and Brewery crafts over 25 all natural craft ales using only the finest malt, hops, yeast and water. The Brewpub was to only serve beer on site, but to keep up with the demand, began bottling its beers and distributing to nearby counties in 2011. All the beers are inspired by the Adirondacks (the region, its culture, history, and folklore) and brewed and bottled on site. The brewery also values the local community and uses a local cafe’s fresh roasted coffee beans in their Cafe Vero Stout. They use berries and apples from local farms for various other brews and donate all leftover wheat “mash” to local farmers daily.

Looking towards the future, John Carr plans to expand Adirondack’s current production by adding a second 60 barrel tank. He also hopes to expand the brewery’s current distribution to downstate New York while continuing to experiment with new ales and distinctive flavor profiles with his talented brewing team. Adirondack beers have garnered numerous awards and recognition in brewing contests within the northeast and we’re certain that number will continue to grow well into the future. Cheers!

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