Founded in 2013 by natives Mark Jessie and Joe Hockey, two friends made brewing in a garage, a continuously growing reality. With a passion for brewing, ingredients, and the Adirondack park, brewers Tanner Hockey, Josh Weise, and Kevin Connell provide a wide range of options to all beer connoisseurs. Raquette River Brewing houses a large beer hall fully constructed locally, a beautiful fireplace, local artisan mantle and chandeliers, a large seasonal patio, 44 taps of their brews and guest ciders, in addition to various NY state wines and liquors. Onsite you will find an option of food trucks which vary throughout the year to offer wood-fired pizza, fresh Mexican fare, burgers, sandwiches, poutine, and more! Raquette River Brewing is a family friendly, dog friendly establishment, and a destination in the Adirondacks for hikers, bikers, swimmers, paddlers, snowmobilers, friends, families, and everyone in between!
In November of 2023 we opened a Tasting Room in Lake Placid NY. You can find us in the Alpine Mall. Open Tuesday-Sunday 12pm-6pm!
It has been a tremendous 10 years for Raquette River Brewing, and we are looking forward to what all the following bring! Cheers!!
Raquette River Brewing is located in Tupper Lake at the crossroads of the Adirondack Mountains in Northern New York State. The brewery was founded in 2013 by natives Mark Jessie and Joe Hockey. What began as just two friends brewing together in a garage with a $4,000 home brew kit quickly transformed into a dream. After mastering their skill, they decided to make their dream a reality and open the doors on Balsam Street. Raquette River Brewing was born from a passion for craft beer and brewing. Brewing on a small scale affords the opportunity to experiment and innovate with a variety of ingredients, some local, some exotic.
We believe that every batch of beer should be as unique as the people enjoying it. Your ideas for our future beers are always welcome. Cheers!