Adirondack 'Funky Ice Fest' to feature a prize-winning sour

The two-weekend "Funky Ice Fest" is coming up at the Adirondack Pub & Brewery.

Adirondack, whose Sour Project Ale took a gold medal in the "Great American Beer Fest," will host the festival on the long weekends of January 20-22 and 27-29. It will offer ice bars, a playable ice piano, ice sculptures, icy cold beers, and locally-crafted spirits and wine. A deejay will be spinning actual records, and visitors are invited to bring their own vinyl to have it played.

A variety of sour beers will be featured, including the award-winning one. It’s a Belgian-style golden ale aged 12 months in Pinot Noir barrels and inoculated with brettanomyces yeast and lactobacillus to cause souring. It won the "Great American Beer Fest" award in the Wood- and Barrel-aged Sour Beer category.

New Adirondack releases include barrel-aged Fat Scotsman (10.5%), a malty scotch ale aged in first-use Kentucky Bourbon barrels; and, Imperial Red (8.5%), a ruby red ale with rye and chocolate malts.

The Adirondack Pub & Brewery is located at 33 Canada Street in Lake George. Phone: 668-0002.
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