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jldc 08-09-2009 05:02 PM

Portland Maine Breweries??
I am going to be in Portland Maine for a few days next week and I'm thinking of visiting one of the several microbreweries there. I visited the Anheuser Busch plant in St Louis when I was a kid, but I haven't been to a brewery since i started brewing almost a year ago.

Has anybody been to one of the Portland breweries and can tell me which one has the best tours (or the best beer)? Or is it just a waste of time altogether?


Professor Frink 08-09-2009 08:58 PM

I've never been to the breweries there, but you can try Geary's, Shipyard, and Allagash.

Beerrific 08-10-2009 12:07 AM

I am a big fan of the Allagash tour. One of the better brewery tours I have been on. There is a nice tasting before and you can buy beer there that can be hard to find elsewhere. If you take the Allagash tour, I don't think you will be disappointed.

becksbolero2 08-11-2009 02:50 AM

sea dog brewery, in south portland
great blueberry beer (which you can also get at trader joes)

broadbill 08-11-2009 01:57 PM

Shipyard brewery is the big game in town, their old port brewery has tours but you don't see anything other than a video and do a tasting. I'm not sure Gritty's does a tour, but you should def. check out their bar in old port and/or freeport. Sebago brewing is another but I'm not sure they do tours either. Finally, Allagash is the place to check out a tour, although I haven't been on one myself.

Also...hit up Great Lost Bear for a great selection of Maine brews! Can't miss kind of place.

Have fun! This time of year is a great time to come out and visit us!

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