Maine Beer Company
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Active Beers: 16
Beer Ratings: 8,671
Beer Avg: 4.05
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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4.15/5 rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Stopped in for a visit over the summer. The tasting room is very austere, but well laid out. A nice bar area with tables for relaxing. Quite a few of their brews available on tap, and full bottles for sale. A large window overlooks the brewery below. Their beers make this a must stop!
11-21-2013 18:57:40 | More by Boto
2.66/5 rDev -37%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$$
visited brewery after hitting ll bean flagship store in freeport, ME. prior to my visit, I was super excited abt maine beer co; after leaving, not so much. the building is just south of Freeport, newer facility as the landscaping hasn't caught up w. the building so it looks a little out-of-place new. the tasting room is small. maybe 6-8 larger booths against the north wall. not cozy, but cold, stark, new. the staff is disengaged. it took two of my friends a good 5-10 minutes to order a couple of flights because 3 employees were too busy talking to each other to even acknowledge us. when asked for descriptions about the beer, the guy serving said that they didn't have tasting notes, and didn't even offer to supply any commentary at all. whatever - I guess these guys are banking on their beers being so good, you don't care about the crappy service.
so, the beers. like I said - prior to my visit, I was super excited to try lunch & mo & others because of all the press Maine Beer Co seems to get in forums, etc. I wasn't all that impressed. the brews seem a bit one-trick pony-ish - VERY hop forward; so hop forward that the craftsmanship was lost/overpowered. needless to say, I didn't mind that lunch & mo was not stocked in the coolers for purchase.
the music blasting from the brewery floor did interfere with the music in the tasting room, but I guess that all goes back to the service philosophy. it was cool to read about how the brewery started out of a garage & the spirit that inspired them in the beginning - wonder what happened to make it seem like we were visiting a different brewery entirely that day.
09-12-2013 12:20:45 | More by craft_shannie
4.36/5 rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
After stopping into Freeport and checking out the original LL Bean store, we arrived at Maine Beer Company that Tuesday, slightly before they opened. We had 6 adults and our almost 2 year old with us on this trip. She isn't new to breweries, so we didn't even give it a second thought when deciding to stop by Maine Beer Co. Needless to say, we were ecstatic that they had a little area dedicated to the little ones. She played around with some crayons and paper as well as getting into basically everything they had there. We decided to grab a few samples and take a look around. The tasting room wasn't a big area, but ample enough for I would think 30-40 or so people to comfortably sit / stand around and enjoy themselves. We were the first people there right before they opened at noon, however, it didn't take long for other people to follow and start to fill up the tables inside the tasting room. We sampled what they had on tap, took a look around and just enjoyed the afternoon.
All in all it was a great visit to Maine Beer Company. It was nice to see their operation and try some beers on draft as well as buy a ton of beer (mainly Lunch) to bring back with me to PA for myself and some friends. Maine Beer still remains one of my favorite breweries in the U.S.!
09-10-2013 20:24:22 | More by tommyguz
4.14/5 rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
they keep strange hours here, or at least I missed this a number of times before I hit it open, but I am real glad I kept checking back. its a small little tasting room above a large open brewhouse that's been newly expanded. white walls, simple décor, picnic tables, it fits the motif they've generated on their labels. maybe seven beers on tap, all the hits, as well as a fridge full of bottles. the mo on tap is simply transcendent, even better than the lunch maybe. we played cards for a few hours and tried them all, what a treat! brewers were bartending, relaxed dudes, humble. the place was mostly growler fillers, not patrons to stay. we enjoyed the enthusiasm of the locals for these beers. there is plenty of room on in there for this place to grow with demand, and despite the negativity of some BA users about the longevity if maine beer company, I think they have a very solid base, and a really honest product that is just fantastic. my favorite brewery from our maine visit from a beer standpoint no doubt.
08-18-2013 13:33:01 | More by StonedTrippin
3.59/5 rDev -14.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4 | $
Been there twice now. Love the selection! There are bags of snacks available - exotic & interesting sounding, but no food.
Maybe I just haven't met the right bartender... they just don't seem as enthusiastic about craft beer as I am.
Great selection - including the collaboration beverages! The sampler of 4 is a good buy for the price ... and you can pick & choose your flavors.
08-17-2013 22:23:44 | More by Bicyclette
4.29/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
One year has made a huge difference with Maine Beer Company. Last summer, they had 2 bays in an industrial park and now they have new, custom-built facilities, including a tasting room, brew house and barrel room. Unlike last year, there was no tour, but instead, there is a big picture window in the tasting room that overlooks the activities of the brew house. The bar in the tasting room offers a full selection of current offerings. There is a full cooler containing a selection of bottled offerings. No Lunch in bottles when I visited, though. The beers are exceptional.
08-11-2013 01:48:01 | More by bierbrauer
3.75/5 rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
The atmosphere was neat. It looks like an old style New England Barn on the outside. When you go in it is more of a modern feel. You can watch the beer making process through the window. I was a little disappointed that they did not have Lunch in the bottle (sold out). But they did have it on tap. The prices were kind of high.
07-25-2013 13:19:00 | More by Abilow33
Maine Beer Company in Freeport, ME
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