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Maine visit & Two to add

Postby Lindsay » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:29 am

We’re hiking and brewpub tasting our way around Maine. So far, we've visited nine Maine brewpubs - unless we can also count our visit to SeaDog when they were open in Camden prior to 1995 :-D . Actual visit date unknown, but we would have climbed Mt. Battie.

This week’s trip included Federal Jack’s where we had a Summer Ale and a Brown Ale. The location, the beer and the grub were A+. The Inn on Peaks Island was pouring their house brewed Old Thumper, a good Old English ale. At the Run of the Mill, we shared a Stout and supped. Again an A+. Our hikes included the Carson Trail in the Rachel Carson NWR, the Stonewall trail on Cape Elizabeth, a Peaks Island meander, and the Cutts Island trail also in the Rachel Carson NWR.

Along the way we picked up a copy of Yankee Brew News. From that we found In’finiti Fermentation & Distillation at 250 Commercial Street in Portland. Many of their beers seem to be hops heavy which we steer away from. We stopped for samples of their Altbier and Kolsch. Neither was terribly impressive to us, and the kale chips were loaded with red pepper way beyond our liking.

Also from the Brew News, we noted Rock Harbor Brewing in Rockland which is not on the lists. That’ll be another trip for us, but this now looks like two to add to the Maine list. Collating the published Brewpub / Hike list, with that from Woolybear, we count 19. That would seem to put the ¾ target at 15. Yah?

It took a moment for us to reconcile that the Bear Brewpub (on the Brewpub/Hike list) pours Black Bear Brewing beer (Woolybear’s list), are are not two separate destinations.

Also, on the local Maine news, we learned that Geagham Brothers is building a new brewery across the river in Brewer in order to increase their capacity and moving all brewing operations there.

Cheers.
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Re: Maine visit & Two to add

Postby Tom » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:20 am

Lindsay wrote:We’re hiking and brewpub tasting our way around Maine. So far, we've visited nine Maine brewpubs - unless we can also count our visit to SeaDog when they were open in Camden prior to 1995 :-D . Actual visit date unknown, but we would have climbed Mt. Battie.

This week’s trip included Federal Jack’s where we had a Summer Ale and a Brown Ale. The location, the beer and the grub were A+. The Inn on Peaks Island was pouring their house brewed Old Thumper, a good Old English ale. At the Run of the Mill, we shared a Stout and supped. Again an A+. Our hikes included the Carson Trail in the Rachel Carson NWR, the Stonewall trail on Cape Elizabeth, a Peaks Island meander, and the Cutts Island trail also in the Rachel Carson NWR.

Along the way we picked up a copy of Yankee Brew News. From that we found In’finiti Fermentation & Distillation at 250 Commercial Street in Portland. Many of their beers seem to be hops heavy which we steer away from. We stopped for samples of their Altbier and Kolsch. Neither was terribly impressive to us, and the kale chips were loaded with red pepper way beyond our liking.

Also from the Brew News, we noted Rock Harbor Brewing in Rockland which is not on the lists. That’ll be another trip for us, but this now looks like two to add to the Maine list. Collating the published Brewpub / Hike list, with that from Woolybear, we count 19. That would seem to put the ¾ target at 15. Yah?

It took a moment for us to reconcile that the Bear Brewpub (on the Brewpub/Hike list) pours Black Bear Brewing beer (Woolybear’s list), are are not two separate destinations.

Also, on the local Maine news, we learned that Geagham Brothers is building a new brewery across the river in Brewer in order to increase their capacity and moving all brewing operations there.

Cheers.


The earliest you can claim a hike/pub is April of 2004

I'll add some of those hikes, thanks!

If all a place has is Kale Chips, I don't consider it a brewpub, unless there was other food?

Is this the list you used: http://viewsandbrews.com/me/MEList.html , or something else?

I take N and multiply by .75 and round DOWN. So 19*.75 = 14.25 = 14.

Thanks for the report, and welcome!
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