Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday Night Suds - Lake Placid India Pale Ale

This week's Sunday Night Suds review looks at Lake Placid's India Pale Ale.

Lake Placid is one of those brands that has a well earned cultlike following. Lake Placid used to brew in a pub in Plattsburgh, New York. They later expanded and started to bottle and distribute their beers in upstate New York. Still later they began to bottle at the FX Matt Brewery in Utica. It is my understanding that they now bottle exclusively at Matt.

A number of months ago, I tried my first Lake Placid (reviewed here - after finding it at DeCicco's in Westchester. A few weeks later, I found my second variety of Lake Placid (reviewed here upstate. But I never found it on Long Island until very recently when it started popping up at the better Beverage Barn locations (Jericho Turnpike in Garden City Park and Front Street in the shadows of the Nassau Coliseum in East Meadow). No sighting yet of the Lake Placid Honey Rye, but I am on the lookout.

But enough with the history lesson and on to the Lake Placid IPA. The beer pours a dark yellow, not golden but definitely on the darker side. The hops hit you when bringing the glass to your face. Suffice it to say, if you are fan of big hops this is an IPA for you. This beer went down very well on its own, and would be a great accompaniment to a steak, char-grilled on a backyard grill. I could see it with char-grilled chicken as well, but if you are looking for hops to go with a steak, this is the one.

Lake Placid India Pale Ale is under the kashruth supervision of the Va'ad of Detroit, as it is bottled at the FX Matt plant in Utica. If you would like to see the LOC which identifies the India Pale Ale as under the Va'ad, please send me an email and I will forward it. For the experts' take on Lake Placid India Pale Ale, please click here

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Anonymous said...

I know its the wrong post but do you know if the new Sam Adams latitude is kosher certified ( I can't get a responde from the star K) or any good?

Neil T said...

Sorry, but I don't have any information about the SA latitude beer. I also don't know about the taste, but if I get a positive answer about the certification, I will try to review the brew.