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Allagash Brewing Co
50 Industrial Way
Portland, ME 04103
Phone: 207-878-5385
Founded in 1994 by Rob Tod, Allagash sold its first batch of beer in the summer of 1995. Tod had been working in breweries around the U.S. and recognized a void in the craft brewing movement. While both German and British styles had become prevalent throughout the country, Belgian-style beers were very difficult to find. He established a small 15 barrel brewery initially and began brewing Allagash White, modeled after Belgian Wit beer. This style of beer gets its unique flavor from the use of wheat in place of barley as well as the addition of Curaçao orange peel, coriander and other spices. All of the beers Allagash produces are bottle conditioned. The technique calls for two fermentations, the first in the fermenting tanks and the second in the bottle itself. Before the beer is bottled, a small amount of yeast and sugar is added and a second fermentation occurs. It is this second fermentation which produces a notable increase in carbonation, a softer feel and remarkable complexity. This method of bottle conditioning leaves a small amount of yeast in the bottle, creating what is known as a “living” beer.

 
Atlantic Brewing Co
15 Knox Rd
Bar Harbor ME 04609
Phone: 207-288-2337  
Local Bar Harbor brewers of Real Ale, Blueberry Ale, Island Ginger, and Coal Porter.
   
Bar Harbor Brewing Co
135 Otter Creek Dr
Bar Harbor ME 04609 
Phone: 207-288-4592 
Microbrewers of Thunder Hole Ale, Cadillac Mtn. Stout, Harbor Lighthouse Ale, Bar Harbor Peach, and Bar Harbor Ginger Brew.
   
Black Bear Brewery
19 Mill St #4
Orono, ME 04473
Phone: 207-949-2880 
Black Bear Microbrewery is an independently, family owned distributing microbrewery. Our beers are available on draft at Maine bars and restaurants. Located in the center of downtown at 19 Mill St. Orono, Maine, we installed a 10bbl brewhouse in 2007 and began operation in 2008. At the brewery, we retail all our products in growlers and 22oz bottles.
 

Brays Brewing Co, Inc
678 Roosevelt Tr
Naples, ME 04055
Phone: 207-693-6806 

 
Gritty McDuffs - Various Locations
187 Lower Main St/PO Box 328
Freeport, ME 04032
Phone: 207-865-4321 
 

Inn On Peaks Island Brewery
33 Island Ave
Peaks Island, ME 04108
Phone: 207-766-5100 

  
Maine Coast Brewing Co
102 Eden St
Bar Harbor ME 04609 
Phone: 207-288-4914  
 

Kennebec River Pub & Brewery
1771 US Route 201
The Forks, ME 04985
Phone: 800-765-7238
www.RaftnBrews.com

Located at Northern Outdoors Resort on the beautiful Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway in The Forks, the outdoor adventure capital of New England! Our brewpub is in the grand open-timbered log lodge and has served a variety of ales and lagers to thirsty rafters, kayakers, hikers, snowmobilers and travelers since 1997.
  
Sebago Brewing Co
48 Sanford Drive
Gorham ME 04038
Phone: 207-856-2537
      
D.L. Geary Brewing Co Inc.
38 Evergreen Dr
Portland ME 04103-1066
Phone: 207-878-2337
The D.L. Geary Brewing Company was incorporated in October, 1983 by David and Karen Geary who shared the vision of producing world class products on a small scale for local and regional consumption. At that time, there were only 13 so-called microbreweries in the United States, almost all of them in California and the Pacific Northwest. In the winter of 1984, David Geary began a period of training and research in Scotland and England. With the help of Peter Maxwell Stuart, a Scottish nobleman and brewer who arranged introductions and itineraries, he worked in a half-dozen small commercial breweries from the highlands of Scotland to the south coast of England.
 
Shipyard Brewing Co
86 Newbury St
Portland ME 04101-4219
Phone: 207-761-0807
A national leader in the craft brew movement. Shipyard products can be found from Maine to Florida and beyond. High quality English-inspired ales are brewed using time honored methods and the finest ingredients.
  
Stone Coast Brewing Co
23 Rice St
Portland ME 04101
Phone: 207-773-2337
Stone Coast started out in 1992 with a passion for great microbrews and conceived Sunday River Brewing Co., a very successful brewpub nestled at the base of Sunday River ski area.  Added Stone Coast Brewing Co. in Portland in 1995 and expanded our customer base into Southern Maine.  
    
Rocky Bay Brewing Co
230 Park St
Rockland ME 04841
Phone: 207-596-0300
Founded in 1997. Rocky Bay features a steam-fired, seven barrel system with jacketed fermenters. 
  
Oak Pond Brewing Co
PO Box 1208/Oak Pond Rd
Skowhegan ME 04976
Phone: 207-474-3233
A local Maine micro-brewery brewing top quality lagers and ales.  
   
Sparhawk Brewers
PO Box 736
South Freeport ME 04078
Phone: 207-865-2082
Sparhawk Golden Ale is a new beer from a new brewery, Sparhawk Brewers, established April of this year in South Freeport, Maine.
   
Sheepscot Valley Brewing Co
74 Hollywood Boulevard
Whitefield ME 04353
Phone: 207-549-5530
Established in 1995. Located in the former Whitefield Cottage Hospital. Sheepscot produces unique Belgian, Scottish, English and Bavarian inspired brews in their 4 BBL.Facility.
 





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Top 10
Ales & Lagers
in the USA

Golden Ale
Blonde Ale
English Summer Ale
English Pale Ale

English IPA
Imperial IPA
Bitter
ESB
English Mild Ale
 English Brown Ale
Porter
Stout
Oatmeal Stout
Imperial Stout
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Strong Scottish
Irish Red Ale
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American IPA
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German
Hefeweizen
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American Light Lager
American Pilsner
American 
Premium Lager

Amber Lagers
Bohemian Pilsner
German Pilsner
Munchner Helles

Munchner Dunkel
Marzen
Oktoberfest
Schwarzbier
Bock
DoppleBock


Hybrids
American Cream Ale
American Wheat
American specialty wheat

Fruit/Vegetable beer
Pumpkin beer
Herb and Spice beer
Chocolate Beer
Coffee beer
Rye/Roggen Beer
Wood / Barrel
Aged beer
Wood/Barrel
Aged strong beer
Smoked/Rauch beer

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