featured brewery: lake placid pub & brewery
Clubs of America | Feb 15, 2013
The Lake Placid Pub & Brewery serves great beers and delicious food in a comfortable atmosphere. Since 1996, the LPP&B has been Lake Placid’s pub of choice, with the freshest microbrewed ales and lagers, including the famous Ubu Ale.
Skiing magazine has called the upstairs of the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery “a top quality brewpub.” Patrons can choose to play pool, have a truly great meal with even better beverages, or just sit in front of the stone fireplace and relax. The deck overlooks beautiful Mirror Lake. Downstairs you can experience the legendary P.J. O’Neill’s, a true Irish pub with the warm character of aged wood and brick. A local favorite, it’s been in business for more than twenty-five years.
Sample the award-winning ales and lagers produced right in the building with their seven-barrel brewing system. They always have six handcrafted beers on tap, including their flagship English Strong Ale, Ubu Ale. (Former President Clinton enjoyed it so much, he had LPP&B ship it to him at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!) The mountain village of Lake Placid was once home to a legendary chocolate lab named Ubu – the biggest dog you’ve ever seen, with an uncanny nose for great beer. Deep garnet red in color, this English-style Ale is a tribute to Ubu. It’s smooth, rich and malty, with just the right amount of hops.
Your favorite Beer of the Month Club and LPP&B are also shipping you Barkeater Amber Ale. “Barkeater” is a translation of the Mohawk word for the Adirondack Mountains. A local favorite for 15 years, this fairly dry American-style amber is deep amber in color with a smooth medium body and sweet malt flavor. It’s made with a variety of crystal malts and four hop additions.
Featured Beer from Lake Placid Pub & Brewery:
Ubu Ale and Barkeater Amber Ale
ENGLISH STYLE ALE – Lake Placid’s Ubu Ale: All ales are expressive and complex in flavor, with a pleasing fruitiness not found in lagers. This top-fermented brew is rich in maltiness with just the right amount of hops. This is a well-rounded ale version that can be served with salmon, roast beef, wild game or lamb dishes.
AMBER ALE – Lake Placid’s Barkeater Amber Ale: Any ale darker than a pale and lighter than a brown is classified as an amber ale. Diverse in color, hoppiness and malt character, serve this American-style amber with chicken, mild fish and especially with grilled veggies.