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Adirondacks, New York

Postby Bytowner » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:04 pm

As far as I can see we don't have a thread on North-East New York outside of Ogdensburg and Potsdam, so voila.

Drove down to Lake Placid on the way through to Vermont.

Lunch at Lake Placid Pub and Brewery. Thoroughly mediocre lineup. One exception is the Patriot Pale, which was pretty on-target. Cheap though, $8 for a beer and pint glass to take home. Had a sampler of 6 for $8 (I think).

Dinner at Liquids and Solids, THE beer destination at Lake Placid as far as I can tell. A good 5 pages of regularly updated offerings, 5 beers on draught (all quality, including Saison Dupont). Beer menu covers ST, SN, Brooklyn, Ommegang, Green Flash, Lagunitas, DFH, Stone, Oskar, and assorted well-chosen imports. Prices range from $4 for bottles of local regular offerings (Doggie Style, Porkslap, Dales) to over $20 for large seasonals and imports (Saison Rue, Vertical).

Really interesting food menu, moving from sides to small plates to large plates. Wife and I ordered spicy pickles ($1), beet and orange salad ($3), tomato/basil poutine ($6), and bean soup ($5), and left well fed.

Adirondack Steak and Seafood is another brewpubs, didn't sample but gather it's quite similar to Lake Placid.
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Re: Adirondacks, New York

Postby Brews Phillips » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:56 pm

Thanks for this. I had no idea Liquids and Solids even existed. Good to know.
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Postby Ralphus » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:44 pm

Me either!
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Postby Bytowner » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:29 am

My pleasure. They have their menu and beer list on their website, not sure how up tp date they keep it.

http://liquidsandsolids.com/menus.html
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Postby Cass » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:38 am

Yeah, I was there last year and had no idea about this spot. Don't think we went anywhere except the two brewpubs.

Thanks for the info!
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Postby Ceecee » Fri May 17, 2013 7:29 am

We were planning to head down to the Salmon Run Mall in Watertown and upon checking their website I noticed that a brewpub will be opening in the mall this fall. It will be run by the people who own The Hops Spot in Sackets Harbor. The draught and bottle lists for the Hops Spot look pretty good. Has anybody been there?

http://thehopsspot.com/
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Postby Ceecee » Sat May 18, 2013 7:52 am

According to their FB page, the Blackbird Café in Canton has Heady Topper.
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Postby Brews Phillips » Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:10 am

Ceecee wrote:According to their FB page, the Blackbird Café in Canton has Heady Topper.


The owners of Blackbird Cafe are also setting up their own brewery:
http://www.stlawrencebrewing.com/
Lots of pics if you follow the FB link at the top of the page.
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Postby Masterplan » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:15 am

If you're going through Watertown, Bearworld has a pretty decent selection.
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Re: Adirondacks, New York

Postby Masterplan » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:33 pm

Heading into the adrinodacks this weekend, crossing in Ogdensburg. Is the Potsdam IGA still my best option for beer?

http://www.igapotsdam.com/potsdamiga/craftbeer.jsp

Update: Bessettes wasn't worth the trip, similar selection to grocery stores.

The Potsdam IGA had some goodies, but many were 4-6 months old.

The Price Chopper in Malone had a similar selection to Bessettes, but everything was fresher.

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