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Old 11-08-2011, 11:54 AM   #21
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Sweet video. At The Great Pumpkin Festival at the Cambridge Brewing Company this year Allagash tapped "Ghoulship". I didn't get a chance to stick around for the release but they did release 1200 bottles of it on Halloween. Might be worth the ride to Portland.

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Old 11-08-2011, 10:22 PM   #22
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I was there too.. but sadly left around 8:45. But tried it last year
Very good. Did you try the Rumkin from Avery? We were dressed up as the Leg Lamp from X-mas story and the Fragile Box

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Old 11-13-2011, 02:38 AM   #23
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We did not see you but were there around the same time. Did you have a chance to try Wilson? Best beer there IMO

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I did the Allagash tour as well a couple years ago. was a blast! I'm down in York, so its a bit of a drive, but definitely a fun time. If you're in Boston you should try the Redhook tour in Portsmouth, NH. It's a dollar, but you get to taste 4 of the beers and keep the tasting glass for free. Plus you can do a private tour for a minimum group of 15. its 3 dollars a person, but you get to see the whole operation and drink WAAAY more beer.

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Old 12-22-2011, 03:03 PM   #25
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Has any one been to Geary's?

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(Maine native here) I'm not too enamored with Sebago's brews either. They tend to have some decent seasonal things, but their main lineup is fairly mediocre. Gritty McDuff's down in the Old Port has some good brews (and food), and if you're just looking for suds (and some meat and cheese), Novare Res has the largest selection by far.
What about the Great Lostbear?
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What about the Great Lostbear?
I LOVE the GLB! their steak and cheese and cheese fries are the best. Plus they always have good beers on tap. my wife, (GF at the time) used to live in portland two streets up from there. I now will take the 45 min drive one way to go there for lunch or dinner every once and a while.
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Not a Maine native, but lived in Portland for a few years and it is a great Beer town. I'm surprised no one has mentioned Maine Beer Company. They were brand new when I moved away from Portland but I know they are located almost across the street from Allagash and now they do tours. Geary's is also pretty close, but Shipyard is downtown (right next to a brand new hotel, too)

Sebago is pretty awful in both beer and food. Gritty's isn't amazing but if you are looking for good food and beer for not a huge amount of money it is a great place to go; I'd suggest the Portland over Freeport unless their is a ship in.

Both Great Lost Bear and Novare Res are great, but Great Lost Bear has some pretty good pub food too.

The only thing that may be better than the beer in Portland is the Food. Duckfat, Fore Street, Front Room(Grill/Corner Room), El Rayo, Havana South, Hugo's($$$$).... The list is huge! Man, I need to plan a trip to Portland.

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Sebago is pretty awful in both beer and food. Gritty's isn't amazing but if you are looking for good food and beer for not a huge amount of money it is a great place to go; I'd suggest the Portland over Freeport unless their is a ship in.
I have to come to the defense of Sebago. Great beer, great food and great service! Gritty's is average at best except for their Pub Mac-N-Cheese!
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The Sebago Brewpub is a great place...but I did just pick up a sixer of Slick Nick and was not impressed.

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