Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday Night Suds - Lake Placid 46er Pale Ale

This week's (belated) Sunday Night Suds column looks at Lake Placid's 46er Pale Ale.

[I would like to apologize to the loyal kosher beers fanatics for my inability to post the Sunday Night Suds column in its regular slot. Although there are weeks where I will miss a post or two, I have been endeavoring to always post a weekly Sunday Night Suds column so as to broaden the kosher market's understanding and appreciation of good beer. Unfortunately, due to some travel and technology restrictions, I am unable to post the SNS column on Sunday. Rather than skipping the post for the duration of the summer, I will be posting it on Mondays instead.]

Lake Placid is one of those breweries that relishes in the fact that they have a cult following. I guess there is no reason that they should not, since they make good beer and their clientele tolerate and/or appreciate their quirkiness.

So where do they get their names from? Yes the beer names are not as over the top as some other craft brewers who seem to put more into giving their beers creative names then into thinking through the brew process. Still, between the Ubu Ale (reviewed here ) and the 46er Pale Ale (named for the purported 46 Adirondack high peaks), it does make you wonder.

Regardless of what you think of the beer names, the brewery does produce some really good brews. The 46er Pale Ale is a true English Pale Ale with a generous hop flavor and excellent carbonation and lacing. The beer would go well with steaks, spicy chicken or bbq (even if you need to wait another week to have the combo).

Lake Placid 46er Pale Ale is under the kashruth supervision of the Va'ad of Detroit, as are all other beers bottled at the FX Matt plant in Utica (yes they contract bottle for Lake Placid). If you would like to see the LOC which identifies the 46er Pale Ale as under the Va'ad, please send me an email and I will forward it.For the experts' take on Lake Placid 46er Pale Ale, please click here

As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.If you've tried this beer or any others which have been reviewed on the kosher beers site, please feel free to post your comments (anonymous comments are acceptable).

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