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 to our current location, changed our name to the Great Adirondack Brewing Company, and established ourselves as a premier Lake Placid brewery – and one of the first craft beer makers in the Adirondacks.

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 hoppy IPAs, hearty stouts, rich Belgians, and many other varieties. With our on-site Cask Canning Machine we also can 12oz 6-packs of most of our beers.

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, crowler, of 6-pack – all are available on-site!

Brewing Award-Winning Beer Since 1996

Whiteface Stout

2018: New York State Craft Brewers Competition Bronze Medal
2014: World Beer Cup Silver Medal
2014, 2013: Fan Favorite, Lake placid Brew Fest
2012: Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal
2010: Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal
2009: Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal
2008: Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal

Adirondack Abbey Ale

2007: North American Beer Awards Silver Medal
2006: Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal
2006: World Beer Cup Silver

Wheat Wine

2008: World Beer Cup Silver Medal

Kolsch

2011: Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal

Belgian Saison

2010: Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal
2009: Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal
2007: North American Beer Festival Silver Medal

Additional Awards

2008: North American Beer Awards Bronze Medal
2004, 1999: Hudson Valley Beer & Food Festival (TAP NY Craft Beer & Food Festival Gold Medal
2002: Hudson Valley Beer & Food Festival (TAP NY Craft Beer & Food Festival Silver Medal
2009, 2001: Hudson Valley Beer & Food Festival (TAP NY Craft Beer & Food Festival Bronze Medal
2001: Hudson Valley Beer & Food Festival (TAP NY Craft Beer & Food Festival Vassar Cup