Lake Placid Brewing Goes to “the Matt”


Lake Placid Pub and Brewery
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Written by Chris Knight for The Adirondack Daily Enterprise

One usually hates to see a craft/micro brewer like Lake Placid with it’s interesting ales like UBU Ale and Honey Rye drop their own brewery to this extent and vend out: but this was actually cause by excessive demand and popularity. Matt Brewing is also noted for brewing to your specifications, not simply handing the customer something they already brew that’s “close enough.” But, hopefully, they will be back on line brewing with their own facilities soon.- Prof GA.

Lake Placid – The Lake Placid Craft Brewing Co. has closed its brewing facility in Plattsburgh and is now producing all its beer for distribution at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company’s facilities in Utica.

Chris Ericson, who owns the Lake Placid Craft Brewing Co. and the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery, said the company’s production brewery in Plattsburgh was shut down earlier this year because it couldn’t make enough beer to keep up with demand. The facility had opened in the winter of 2001-02.
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Brew Biz: Werts and All

Ken Carman is a BJCP judge; homebrewer since 1979, club member at Escambia Bay and Music City Homebrewers, who has been interviewing professional brewers all over the east coast for over 10 years.

The Topic: Behind the Anchor Purchase

Written by Ken Carman

The purchase of Anchor Brewing came as a surprise to me. But I should have seen it coming. Fritz Maytag has been in the biz since the 60s and I’m sure everyone with an ounce of knowledge is familiar with how Fritz took Acme, which was about to go crash faster than Wily E. Coyote using the other: fictitional, Acme product, like some variation on those spring loaded shoes, to catch his nemesis.
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