The Steamy Side of Paradox Brewery

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Beer lovers rejoice: there are two new beers arriving from the Paradox Brewery this July, “The Paradoxian” and the “Effingham Steam Beer.”

PDX’s Paul Mrocka, gave Schroon Laker the scoop.

“The Paradoxian is a Belgian, wheat, The beer was developed by brew master Adam Bulson.”

And the good news it’s on tap today! Brewery Hours are 1 pm to 7pm!

The Effingham Steam Beer is made a little differently than the regular brewing process. The beer uses regular lager yeast, which is normally brewed cold, but with the steam beer, it is brewed warm.

“That’s where the steam part comes into it,” Paul said.

The name Effingham should be familiar to Schroon Lake history buffs – it was one of the two steamers, which  transported passengers all over the lake when Schroon was a go to destination resort, with several thousand hotel rooms in grand resorts.

“I made up the recipe, deciding to use the lager yeast and changing up the hop profile. The yeast is less fruity, making it more drinkable,” said Paul.

     A postcard image of The   Effingham, circa 1880, with passengers on Schroon Lake. The vessel sunk in 1919.

A postcard image of The Effingham, circa 1880, with passengers on Schroon Lake. The vessel sunk in 1919.

For more on the background of steam beer, Paul sent us this explainer.