Local Flavor: Wineries, Breweries, & Distilleries of Lake George
Whether you’re looking to unwind at the end of a long day of activities at Lake George Escape Campground or are interested in learning more about the local flavor, consider visiting some local Lake George wineries, breweries, and distilleries. A common reason that these businesses started in Lake George is largely because of the ingredients these makers insist are vital to their products. They offer tours, tastings, food pairings, and more! Be sure to make Lake George Escape campground your home base for visiting the local wineries, breweries, and distilleries of Lake George!
Adirondack Pub & Brewery
The Adirondack Pub & Brewery is one of the coziest places to gather with your friends and family for some great food and even tastier brews. From seasonal beers to special edition beers, and beers they brew all year round, the brewers of Adirondack Brewery make everything in their brewery, which is right in the heart of Lake George. The pub is a self-described “rustic inspired cabin restaurant” and certainly lives up to that name. The family-friendly pub has a large menu with items to fit all tastes. Adirondack Brewery can also accommodate large groups and the patio has a homey atmosphere that will make you and your friends want to hang out here all summer long! Adirondack Pub & Brewery is a 12-minute drive from the Lake George Escape Campground.
Lake George Brew House
The Lake George Brew House brews their own beers on their premises and offers a selection of up to 20 different beers at a time. Lake George Brew House also makes their own special cold brew coffee and homemade sodas. Even if you’re not into beer, there is plenty to taste at Lake George Brew House! This brewery is not as kid-friendly as some other establishments in the region and it does not have a full menu, but visiting, tasting, and touring Lake George Brew House is an authentic brewery experience. If you’re looking to take a tour of the brewery, they offer self-guided tours during open business hours and recommend making reservations if your party consists of 8 people or more. The Lake George Brew House is located 20 – 30 minutes from the Lake George Escape Campground.
Started by a local couple who were inspired by the vintners in the nearby Finger Lakes, the Adirondack Winery is a great place to taste wines made with the people of Lake George in mind. The staff here is friendly and knowledgeable and though there is no restaurant-style menu, you can add a cheese plate to go along with your wine tasting. The Adirondack Winery also hosts a variety of events that are both wine-centric and cater to the interests of visitors like yoga and wine tasting, glass candle making, chocolate pairings, and special dinners. Be sure to check their website for the most up-to-date event information. The Adirondack Winery is located a short, 10-12 minute drive from the Lake George Escape Campground.
The folks at Saratoga Winery set their limits sky high – instead of producing just one type of wine, they produce them all. From red to white, dry to sweet, they also source their grapes from the Finger Lakes. Saratoga Winery is known for their signature wine, Melomel, a centuries-old European style fermented wine that incorporates both grapes and honey. They also host some fun foodie events like wood-fired pizzas on Saturdays and trivia on Thursday nights! Be sure to check them out for their signature wine and much more.
Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery
The Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery is set on a lovely pastoral farm in an old barn that looks out to about 200 acres and stunning views of the French Mountain. The distillers of Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery claim that the water from Springbrook Hollow gives their spirits a “unique flavor that cannot be replicated.” The distillers do everything to create their products on site – from the distilling to the bottling, to the aging and labeling, all in their renovated house barn. Their motto is, “The proof is in the hollow” and they strive to always use local ingredients.