More Than Your Average Beer Fest with a Bonfire, Brunch and Rare Barrel-Aged Beverages

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. — Mark your calendars and get your tickets now, barrel buffs!

Exclusive barrel-aged beverages from the best brewers around are rolling into Lake George for Adirondack Pub & Brewery’s 12th Annual Barrel Fest on March 2, 2024, from 1-4 p.m.

Barrel Fest is more than your average beer festival in a hotel conference room. This outdoor bash knows no walls and takes place nestled in the beauty of the Adirondacks near the shores of Lake George. The event features rare beers, cider, wine and more,  all aged in barrels and many crafted specifically for this event, meaning you won’t find them elsewhere.

Talk to and learn from the brewers as you sample their best. Meet the minds and faces behind your favorite liquids!

“The breweries that come to Barrel Fest are really amazing breweries that are all producing really good products. These are breweries from our region. Our part of the state produces some of the best beers and they’re all in this region in this amazing beer world that we live in,” said Adirondack Pub & Brewery Owner John Carr.  

This annual celebration has become a pilgrimage for craft beverage aficionados, drawing them to the heart of the Adirondacks for a day filled with a barrel of fun!

What is Barrel Fest?

More than a decade ago, Adirondack Pub & Brewery decided to feature their barrel-aged beers at a festival and the idea took off. More and more incredible brewers joined and now Barrel Fest is one of the pinnacle beer events in the region, taking place in a unique setting around a giant bonfire. 

Barrel Fest exclusively showcases barrel-aged beer, cider, wine, and more. The event brings together the finest barrel-aged beverages, creating a haven for enthusiasts seeking unique and bold flavors. Attendees can expect a diverse array of beverages, from rich and complex beers to innovative barrel-aged ciders and wines.

In addition to the delectable drinks, Barrel Fest offers a lively atmosphere with music, a HUGE bonfire, fireworks, a ‘burning man’ statue, free snacks, and more! This event will not be canceled due to the weather, promising a memorable experience in snow, rain, shine, or mud! In 2023 the event drew record attendance despite a snowstorm that dropped a foot and a half of snow. No matter the weather, it’s always a great time!

Be sure to follow Adirondack Pub & Brewery on social media and visit for an update on the Guest breweries, wineries and cideries!

Kegs & Eggs Brunch

Start your day off with a hearty breakfast at the Pub! In addition to being delicious, it’s a great way to start the day off since Barrel Fest traditionally boasts a lot of high ABV beers. Adirondack Pub & Brewery will be serving Brunch Specials designed to complement the day’s barrel-aged offerings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pro Tip: Kegs & Eggs Brunch is included for FREE in the VIP ticket package!

What Does My Ticket Include?

Standard, VIP and Designated Driver tickets are available.  Standard tickets offer an all-access pass to Barrel Fest, complete with a souvenir tasting glass, three hours of sampling a wide variety of barrel-aged delights, fireworks, music, dancing, and complimentary snacks. For those looking to elevate their experience, VIP tickets include a 22oz. bottle of a limited-edition barrel-aged beer exclusive to VIP ticket holders and a free Barrel Fest Coolie (koozie that hangs from your neck) for your souvenir glass. Additionally, VIPs enjoy a complimentary brunch special served from 11 AM to 1 PM, making it a perfect start to the day.

Designated Driver tickets allow you to enter the event and enjoy the free snacks, soda and water.  Tickets for this event are available now! Visit for more details.

Accommodations and Partners

For those planning to make it a weekend getaway, three Lake George hotels—Fort William Henry, Super 8, and Holiday Inn Resort—are offering special discounts. Simply mention the ADK Barrel Fest when booking your stay.

As Adirondack Pub & Brewery gears up for the 12th Annual Adirondack Brewery Barrel Fest, anticipation is building for a day filled with exceptional barrel-aged beverages, delicious food, and the warmth of community around a roaring bonfire. Don’t miss out on this iconic celebration of late winter in the Adirondacks.

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