Sunday River Brewing Co.
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Active Beers: 2
Beer Ratings: 26
Beer Avg: 3.32
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 16
Reviews by juzy:
2.7/5 rDev -29.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Well, it's like the second or third time we have gone here over a 10 year period. i'm never too impressed. Sorry to say that.
Our service was slow, the beer was not memorable, and the food was average.
Beer-wise we had a sample paddle and about the only thing that stood out was the porter. In my mind it was more akin to an English style brown than a porter. I could see light through it. I don't think you should be able to see through a porter. I tasted and looked allot like Midnight Sun Brewing's Kodiak Brown. In any case, that's what I drank with my Ahi tuna sandwich. it was a decent sandwich with some wasabi that really kicked it up.
Hubby had their lobster blt. He also settled for the porter to go with it, I think he ordered an alt aslo. The only other offering on the beer menu that had flavor. The rest were really bland and non descript.
Oh well, we did discover other places in the Bethel area that had better service, better beer and better food. So chances are we won't ever visit Sunday River Brewing again.
08-14-2010 17:24:01 | More by juzy
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3.73/5 rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in with the family on a Friday night during late Spring ski season.
Neat place, tho pretty empty when we visited. Clean, casual place that would be comfortable even during an apres-ski during busy times. Free pool & Foosball.
Greeted immediately upon seating by an extremely friendly waitress. She was great to us during our visit & very helpful with the kiddos.
Maybe because it was late in the season, only 4 beers on tap. Had a maibock that was a bit watery but tasty & an original-tasting porter that had some malt depth & was not overly roasty like many porters nowadays. Could've knocked back a few more but needed to be up skiing in the am.
Had a tasty burger - double quarter pounders of the griddled variety with smoked pulled pork piled on. Hand cut thin fries to go with it. Yum. Wife had a tasty wrap & kiddos gave the thumbs up on their meals. Noticed they had growlers to go but was already stocked up for the trip. Prices were very reasonable...$4.50 for pints & it seemed like nothing on the menu was more than $9.99 (a great value for the quality).
Maybe not a destination itself for the beer, but I really enjoyed my visit & will definitely return my next ski trip to Sunday River.
04-15-2013 02:09:29 | More by SunDevilBeer
3.75/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
We recently tried out Sunday River Brewing Company while on a ski trip. The beer selection is quite good, with their own brewed beers, plus others to choose from, for those who would prefer a lesser beer. The food was quite good. They had a nice fire place, and free billiards and foosball for the kids. I would recommend the Sunday River Brewery as a nice stop for anyone going skiing at Sunday River, all the bars have a very similiar vibe there, so at least Sunday River Brewery you can try some locally made beer.
01-16-2013 21:59:34 | More by Larrydoherty
3/5 rDev -21.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 3 | $$$
A tad pricey for what it actually provides, this ski town brewpub has a nice open atmosphere, a few televisions and some locals dressed in LL Bean attire. There were also 4 flies buzzing around our table while our food was out... detracting both from the meal, but my enjoyment of the Packers Jets game. The quality of it all, the beer and the food was mediocre... the beer didn't even taste all that fresh (which I tend to expect from brewpubs). The food was average, the highlight being the sweet potato fries that were done to perfection. The beer selection mattered too, because after a sampler, I was in the mood for a full pint, unfortunately, I had already tried the 5 house brewed beers on tap, and found none of them to be particularly enticing. Some a tad to loaded with cascade hops, and others a tad too carbonated... if I had to choose one that I liked best, it would be the Red Ale. The porter showed signs of goodness, but tasted a little soapy.
10-31-2010 21:54:09 | More by dbalsock
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Up at Sunday River for the World Cup Snowboarding competition. Saw the Sunday River Brewing restaurant on the way in and knew I'd wind up there... We went there for dinner and sampled their brews. They had the following on tap.
Black Bear porter
Two Seasonal/Special Offerings
Stout - less body and flavor than the porter
Lager - too sweet
Kind of strange but the seasonal offerings were easily the runts of the litter. The porter was much better than the stout in every aspect. Including body. Overall the regulars were a very good line up. I saw the 420 sign and that all the wait staff were wearing 420 t-shirts. After asking I learned that this place was owned by Stone Coast and that they retained the 420 name....
The food was VERY good. We had the Texas Ancho chili and the Bahamian clam chowder. Both were EXCELLENT... I ordered a side order of corn bread which was also excellent.
Service was quick and attentive. A nice spot by the mountain.
Worth a visit if you are in the area.
02-28-2009 21:45:43 | More by Reagan1984
4.28/5 rDev +12%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
With their own beers priced at $3.50 a pint, how can you go wrong, especially on Wednesdays during $1.50 drafts? The food and beer were all excellent. Since this is the only place to get fresh Stone Coast (one of my favorite Maine breweries) beer, ti's worth a stop. We spent the week skiing at Sunday River and had to stop in. It was so good the first time, we stopped back a second time for lunch. The Alt and IPA were fantastic. They do an excellent BBQ and have great pastrami. The service was pretty good, nothing special. It was pretty empty when we were there during the week. The atmosphere was a little lacking, but it's still a great place to grab a pint and some food.
02-08-2009 20:45:26 | More by RunawayJim
4/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
In the area for a little golf (do play Sunday River, forget about The Bethel Inn), and stopped in on a Wednesday afternoon for a little refreshment. Only about a dozen or so people in the place. The building is a post and beam construction. As you enter, the brewing equipment is directly in front of you, with bars both right and left. The bar on the left has tables and booths. The one on the right has some tables. There's a deck off the right-hand bar. TVs, Foosball, and video games complete the ski area brewpub picture.
Pretty good selection. On tap were Golden Ale, a lager, 420 and 840, Alt, Porter, and a red. Guest taps included Stella, Hoegaarden, Bass, Guinness, Newcastle, PBR, Bud, and Bud Lite. The IPA was also in cask. My wife had the Golden Ale and I had the Redstone Ale, and we both enjoyed the beers.
Our server took good care of us in the time we were there, and patiently answered my questions.
A couple of nice touches: Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 7, the drafts are $1.50. I also thought the mugs for the mug club members were pretty cool, all hand-made and different.
We had a good time. Will go back.
06-14-2008 13:37:11 | More by lordofthewiens
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I stopped here returning from Sunday River Ski Resort. On the surface, it is like most brew pubs. The atmosphere is traditional bar with a Foosball table, chicken wings, waist high tables.
Unlike most brew pubs, this place offers several beers (both micro and macro) from a variety of places.
I ordered the sampler which featured six 3-ounce beers. These were their entire availability of self-made brew, but the selection was okay: two lighter offerings, two amber (one an excellent IPA), and two dark (A Scottish ale was available as a seasonal).
The food was good and slightly unusual. For example, the French onion soup had garlic bread. Odd but it works. The wings I ordered were hot (Buffalo style) and smoky.
Service is a difficult thing to judge on one trip. My experience here was excellent: attentive without doting, knowledgable without arrogance.
02-09-2008 02:18:11 | More by smcolw
4.13/5 rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A great place in the Bethel/Newry area. Having been a visitor since the place opened, every visit hasn't always been perfect but the Black Bear porter bbq sauce is well worth the visit. They serve their house brews along with other locals and macros(they have to compete as the off seasons are pretty dead). I usually visit at off peak hours and the service has never been sub par and sometimes the live music is pretty good. The outdoor patio/ fireplace is the nuts. Try the Sunday River Alt and the slider plate..you won't be disappointed.
09-20-2007 06:14:27 | More by Norica
3.93/5 rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This Bar is the best thing that ever happened to the skiers and riders of Sunday River. With 2 bars and a good sized dining area you can usually get in and out without waiting around for too long. I have found the bar service to be OK at best wish is disappointing, however they do possess a fair amount of knowledge of their beers. They have five beers on tap plus a seasonal. Last years Ping Stout was pretty good...hoping they have it this year again. Their Black Bear Porter has always been one of my favorites, will hopefully be drinking that some time later this week. Food there is pretty good and is the best in the area by far...other restaurants there are much too expensive...which can be expected around a ski resort. If you're up there skiing for the day it is well worth your time to stop in there and enjoy a few pints and possibly some decent food.
01-03-2006 01:56:57 | More by ronnzio
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Sunday River Brewing Co. in Bethel, ME
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