Did you know that in the 19th century the Adirondacks were the largest hop-growing region in the nation? Join us for an Oktoberfest beer tasting at the Lake Clear Lodge.
Recognized as the oldest continuously operated hostelry in the Adirondack Park, the Lodge has been welcoming visitors for over 130 years—50 of those under the ownership of the same family. As cooler weather creeps in, sit in front of a rollicking fire in the Ratskellar, be guided through a tasting of six beers, savor homemade wurst and soft pretzels, and learn the myths and history behind this fall tradition. Hotel owners Ernest and Cathy Hohmeyer—whose family built the Lodge in 1886 as a stage coach inn, post office and trading post—maintain the property’s 25 acres, private cabins, historic main lodge, walking trails and three acres of waterfront. Explore the 350 styles of artisanal craft beers in the cellar as featured in USA Today.
The tour and tasting are led by Ernest Hohmeyer, a trained beer connoisseur who has led tastings for years.
The tour begins at 4 p.m. and ends around 6 p.m.
FEE: $45 for members and $55 for non-members. AARCH members receive a special rate for dinner and/or overnight lodging at with advance reservations.