A few of my favorite Beer related links. This is not an authoritative list, just a few items I’ve found useful in my foray into home brewing. It will grow as I find the time to add more.

Feel free to leave a comment with your favorites. I’d love to check them out if I get a chance.

My Favorite Craft Brewers

Chatham Brewing – Chatham, NY

  • Chatham Porter

Lake Placid Craft Brewing – Lake Placid, NY

  • Ubu Ale

Long Trail Brewing Co. – Bridgewater Corners, VT

  • Long Trail Ale is my standard beer, but I like most everything they make

C. H. Evans Brewing – Albany, NY (Albany Pump Station Brew Pub)

  • Kick Ass Brown

Switchback Brewing Company – Burlington, VT

  • Switchback Ale

My Favorite Brew Pubs

The Vermont Pub and Brewery – Burlington, VT

Brown’s Brewing Co. – Troy, NY

Sackets Harbor Brewing Co. – Sackets Harbor, NY

Madison Brewery Co. – Bennington, VT


How to Brew by John J. Palmer

The Home Brewer’s Answer Book by Ashton Lewis


Brew Your Own Magazine

Equipment and Ingredients

The Homebrew Emporium – Rensselaer, NY

Rebel Brewer – Nashville, TN

Geographically Related

The Beer Mapping Project

Worldwide Brewery Map – (KML for use in Google Earth)

2 Responses to Favorites

  1. Hey Don,

    I went to college in Plattsburgh, where Lake Placid Craft Brewing had their second brewery, which is now closed. They used to have free evening tours/tastings, which was dangerous in a college town! Their Lake Placid IPA (formerly known as Frostbite) is my favorite, though they are all excellent.

    Other local favorites include:

    Sackets Harbor Brewing Co- Sackets Harbor, NY
    Davidson Brothers Brewing Co- Glens Falls, NY
    Van Dyck- Schenectady, NY (should be brewing again soon!)

    Keep us posted on your progress!

    • Don Meltz says:

      Thanks Bryan-
      Although we go up to Lake Placid every year, I didn’t discover the brewery until I found their Ubu Ale in a local store. It looks like their pub is off Main Street, so not as visible as the other brewery at the Steak and Seafood restaurant. We had a not so good experience there last time, so we’re definitely going to check out the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery next time.
      Now that you mention it, I’ve enjoyed Sackets Harbor Brewing Co. too, so I’m going to add that one to my list.

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