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“Amazing beer, great space, slightly weird vibe”
Review of Maine Beer Company

Maine Beer Company
Ranked #4 of 22 things to do in Freeport
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

In my humble opinion, this is one of the best breweries anywhere. I love literally everything they make, so being able to visit the site of creation and being able to try brewery-only beers ("Pilots") is a neat experience.

Other folks have posted photos and you can see the design of the taproom is much like the beer label design: simple, minimalist, "sterile" could also come to mind. It's quite small, but what better way to get to know other beer enthusiasts than to share one of their picnic-like tables. It is apparently baby-friendly and wheelchair accessible. Little Lad's popcorn available if need be, so as to not have to drink on an empty stomach.

My only qualm, after being in twice, is that the people that work there don't seem too excited too be there. They're not rude by any means and are quick to fill your glass and to clean up a vacated table, but in my two visits there has been no enthusiasm whatsoever. Maybe that's a jerk thing to nitpick, maybe I caught them on a couple of bad days (wasn't overly busy at the times), but it would be nice to have someone there that's a little excited about their beer or willing to talk about it. "What's this Pilot like?" points to chalkboard for description..."okayyyy...thanks!" Thankfully their world-class beer speaks for itself and I do feel fortunate to have this brewery essentially in the back yard.

Thank DankDrank
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

The tasting Room in Freeport is awesome. As well as getting a glimpse inside the brewery, you sample delicious Maine beer Company beers and buy some to take home. Maine Beer company makes delicious beers and every single one of them in a winner.

They have ample seating and even a little section that can accommodate little ones.

Go to Maine Beer Company if you like great beer!

Thank tommyguz
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Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We make an annual trip to Boothbay Harbor and always stop in Freeport. As we were driving down the road we saw a "Fresh Beer" sign and proceeded to make a u-turn. Well worth it!
Great selection of beer. Ranging from IPA to stout like.
These guys are doing it right!

Thank JKBD
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Maine Beer Company has quickly risen to become one of my favorite breweries in the country. Their flagship beer is Peeper Ale and it's an amazingly hoppy, delicious treat but lest not forget their other ones as well such as Mo (pale ale), Zoe (amber ale), King Titus (porter), Mean Old Tom (stout), Lunch (ipa), Weez (ipa) and a few others including a few pilots and collaborations. Each one of their beer is carefuly crafted for taste, balance and they pretty much knock it out of the park with each release.

As a matter of fact, a lot of their beers like Lunch, Weez and even Mo are considered to be world-class beers by many and are hard to keep on the shelves for many stores. Most of them are meant to be consumed very fresh as hops don't do well with age and the only exception to the rule would be their Mean Old Tom stout. A lot (most if not al) of the ingredients and hops they use are grown locally and they even contribute 1% of their sales to various environmental groups.

And as if their beer wasn't impressive enough, their tasting room was incredible. Outstanding even. It looks and feels brand new and seats about 15-20 people. It's not all that big but it's very well designed and features a large bar where they have eight of their beers on tap. You can get samples or pints of each of their taps or you can do the 'All In' for $18 which will get you 2 sample trays, of four sample each which will cover all eight of their taps. We did just that, and it was great for sharing and ended up being more than plenty for the both of us.

The staff is very friendly and the place is spotless - best of all you can pickup just about any of their beers on bottle there, for a bit cheaper than you can in retail. Their flagship Peeper Ale goes for $5 a bottle there,and any other beer is $6. Needless to say that I definitely packed a box of 12 bottles... They also carry various merchandise items including shirts, glassware, etc...

I was very impressed, and as a fan of their beer, this visit was well worth it. I will be back in the future as well. It was also neat being able to peer into the brewery downstairs from the tap room. Everything is just so immaculate, it's impressive, especially considering that it's two brothers who run the show.

Thank JeremyKrantz
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Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

The new Maine Beer brewery is a definite must if in the Freeport area. It's right off of 295 and on Route 1 in an almost church-like building that's easy to spot. The taproom is immaculate, from the squeaky clean tables to the awesomely handcrafted tap handles (I wish they would sell those little guys). A flight of four 5 oz beers is $10, and the owners kid will write the names on the tray with chalk if she's there - her artwork adorns the back of the bar as well. Was lucky to try a test batch of saison, a collaboration with a Norwegian brewery, and the highly-lauded Lunch IPA which were all delicious. They sell bottles to take home, but no growlers unfortunately. This is definitely worth the trip and without a doubt one of the best breweries in New England.

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