Our roots as a craft brewery go back more than 20 years, near the beginning of the craft-beer boom in America.

In 1996, our family started the Lake City Brewing Company in Plattsburgh. Just a year later, we moved the brewery to its current location in Lake Placid, directly behind the restaurant, and changed its name to the Great Adirondack Brewing Company. We’ve been turning out a wide range of top-quality ales and lagers ever since. Our seven-barrel stainless steel brew system, custom manufactured by JV Northwest Inc. in Oregon, produces 350 barrels (10,850 gallons) of craft beer per year—equivalent to 86,800 pints of hearty IPAs, hearty stouts, rich Belgians and many other varieties.

We take pride in not just the range of beers we make, but in brewing each with the finest imported and domestic ingredients available. Our commitment to quality, consistency and continued brewing knowledge has garnered us several awards through the years and is evident in the final product—the fresh pint drawn from our taps and served to you not even 50 yards from where it’s made, right here in Lake Placid.

Want to learn more about our brewing process, or sample our latest brews straight from the source? Ask about a brewery tour today—and don’t forget to go home with a freshly poured growler or crowler, both available on site!

Brewing Award-Winning Beer Since 1996

Kolsch
Silver medal, 2011 Great American Beer Festival

Belgian Saison
Silver medal, 2009 Great American Beer Festival
Bronze medal, 2010 Great American Beer Festival

Whiteface Stout
Gold medal, 2008 Great American Beer Festival
Bronze medal, 2009 Great American Beer Festival
Silver medal, 2010 Great American Beer Festival
Silver medal, 2012 Great American Beer Festival
Silver medal, 2014 World Beer Cup–Foreign Style Stout
Bronze medal, 2018 New York State Craft Brewers Competition

Wheat Wine
Silver medal, 2008 World Beer Cup

Abbey Ale
Silver medal, 2006 World Beer Cup
Silver medal, 2006 Great American Beer Festival
Silver medal, 2007 North American Beer Awards