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Featured Beer of the Week: Lake Placid IPA

placidlogo Featured Beer of the Week: Lake Placid IPA By Tim Rodgers

 I walked into my favorite grocery store with a wide array of freshly prepared foods and an immense beer selection in their refrigerated area for lunch one Saturday.  I loaded up on some General Tso’s and spicy Thai noodles.  The most important  question of course…what to drink?  What better to pair with my spicy cuisine (especially since I was going to load up on the hot sauce and spicy mustard) than a fine IPA. I perused the IPA section and it could only have been fate that led me to choose Lake Placid IPA that fine Saturday. 

 As I washed down my Asian fare with the IPA, I immediately enjoyed the pleasant floral hoppiness of a quality IPA.  What stood out for me however, was a nice sweet malty finish and balance to this IPA that you don’t quite get all ofthe time.  You can tell that this craft brew encompasses fine quality ingredientsand the resources that upstate New York has to offer. 

What started out as a couple of college kids experimenting with some home brewrecipes, evolved into opening a Brew Pub and Restaurant, and eventually into a full brewery with a distribution agreement with fellow New York Brewery Saranac.

Lake Placid IPA is 6.8% ABV with all the goodness of an American IPA. Although these guys in New York are more known for their Ubu Ale, (which I will have to the trek up the thruway to sample in person one time) I recommend that you grab a Lake Placid IPA this week!


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