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The East's Best Beers: Ubu Ale

This may sound silly, but I plan trips to mountain towns around the brews that flow from their taps. What would you say are the East’s best craft and microbrews that come from mountain towns?

Ubu ale New York Lake Placid beer

Ubu Ale.     Photo: Mike Dunn/Flickr

A:Lake Placid Pub and Brewery
Lake Placid, New York

A tradition among the many adventure seekers who find their way to the wild northern reaches of the Adirondacks is to end an adrenaline-filled day over an Ubu Ale on the shore of Mirror Lake in downtown Lake Placid. This smooth English Strong Ale is red like an ember, with a smooth taste as inviting as the cozy mountain village where it’s brewed. Its whopping seven percent alcohol content means a little bit will go a long way.

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