With new breweries added to the burgeoning craft brew scene in the Midcoast, here is a brew-worthy road trip to take for your next beercation. Note: most of these brews are fall/winter beers.
Simplicity Brewing Co. & Supplies
2473 Camden Road, Warren
Special brew: the Rock Porter, a London-style Porter hinting of coffee and chocolate. It is dark brown and "simply calming."
Rock Harbor Brewing Co.
416 Main Street, Rockland
Special brew: Rocktoberfest Lager features a clean taste and refreshing finish with hints of lemon, sweet malt and floral notes—a brew made for crisp fall days and cool nights.
Sea Dog Brewing Co.
1 Main Street, Camden
Special brew: the Deep Stowage IPA is a Golden IPA that is hop-forward and showcases subtle attributes of late-boil additions of Citra, Bravo, and Manderina Bavaria melded with a fruity, citrusy and spicy quality.
Andrew's Brewing Co.
353 High Street, Lincolnville
Special brew: While they produce on premises, they do not have a gift shop or tasting room, so you’ll have to buy their perennial favorite, a Brown Ale, a session style beer, dark, malty, not too hoppy at one of many local stores.
Marshall Wharf Brewing Co.
2 Pinchy Lane, Belfast
Special brew: Try their Seabelt, a MacFindlay Scotch Ale that’s brewed with dried Maine sugar kelp, the only brewery in Maine to brew with seaweed.
Threshers Brewing Co.
22 Main Street, Searsmont
Special brew: Their Sea Smoke porter hits the palate with chocolate malt, caramel malt, black malt, and coffee malt along with Fuggle hops that give off a floral aroma.
Liberty Craft Brewery
7 Coon Lane, Libertyy
Special brew: they’ll have a Rauchbier called Smoked Spider, a Baumberg style smoked lager.
Lake St. George Brewery
Special brew: Brewer Danny McGovern’s Oatmeal Stout has always been his trademark, a transcendent, warming flavor that makes it a perfect dark beer for all four seasons.
Penobscot Bay Brewery
279 South Main St., Winterport
Special brew: Try the Brownie-Chocolate Milk Stout. This winter seasonal release is a sumptuous delicate chocolate milk stout made from Ghana cocoa nibs.
Monhegan Brewing Co.
Lobster Cove Road, Monhegan
Special brew: their popular fall beer is Trap Stacker. It’s a Special Ale, rich and malty and deep brown in color.
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