Beer, Wine & Spirits in Maine

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  • New England Distilling
    Distiller Ned Wight can trace his heritage through a long line of distillers, starting with his great-great-great-grandfather John Jacob Wight, who ran the Sherwood Distillery in Hunt Valley, Maryland in the 1850s. The family business shuttered in 1958, and the legacy seemed lost to the annals of time. That is, until Wight?a former brewer at Allagash Brewing Co.?moved the operation and opened New England Distilling in Portland. Wight has filled his distillery with a blend of new and old-fashioned equipment, from a custom-built traditional copper pot still to barrel racks salvaged from his ancestral distillery. Wight's spirits, like his distilling process, are an exercise in creative fusion. Each spirit's unique flavor comes from New England grain combined with recipes from around the world. This trio of craft spirits includes Gunpowder Rye, a spicy Maryland-style whiskey caramelized in the copper pot still, Ingenium Gin, a Dutch-style sipping gin made with exotic Southeast Asian botanicals, and Eight Bells Rum, crafted with Caribbean molasses and aged in bourbon barrels. Their unusual characteristics?and Wight's unorthodox operation?have earned praise from publications such as Maine Magazine.
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    26 Evergreen Dr
    Portland, ME US
  • Irish Twins Pub
    Live music floats over the din of conversation and toasting pint glasses at Irish Twins Pub while chefs prepare classic bar bites in the kitchen. Onion rings fried in Guinness batter kick off the menu, which also includes buffalo chicken salads, Reuben sandwiches, pizzas, and subs stuffed with bangers, or savory irish sausages. Soft drinks and a collection of beers complement each dish, poured into 22-ounch imperial pint glasses, or 16-ounce American-style glasses.
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    743 Main St.
    Lewiston, ME US
  • Sea Dog Brewing Co.
    For a mouthwatering collection of American classics, Sea Dog Brewing Co. serves traditional, no-frills fare in the Bangor district of Bangor. Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat. Sea Dog Brewing Co.'s fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Gather the whole family for a trip to Sea Dog Brewing Co. — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here. The patio seating at Sea Dog Brewing Co. is perfect for those warm summer days. Sea Dog Brewing Co. is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups. Access the Internet free of charge via Sea Dog Brewing Co.'s complimentary wifi. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Sea Dog Brewing Co. — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. The restaurant has catering services as well. Or, take your food to go. If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant. If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Sea Dog Brewing Co. You can stop by at practically any time, since Sea Dog Brewing Co. serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    26 Front Street
    Bangor, ME US
  • Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co.
    Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co. offers a wide variety of classic American dishes. If you're looking for low-fat food, look elsewhere. If you're looking for great-tasting food, come to Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co. Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion. Throwing a big party? Count on Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co. to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. Parking spaces are available curbside near the restaurant. Frugal foodies will especially love the prices at Gritty Mc Duff's Brewing Co., with a meal typically hovering under the $15 mark.
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    68 Main St
    Auburn, ME US
  • Peppers Garden & Grill
    Frothy mugs of nine different draft beers and a belief that you can never use too many peppers complement chef Jon Russell's surfeit of steak, seafood, and pasta. He tosses hot peppers into his Peppers chicken dish and sprinkles peppercorns onto his signature steak, which is then flambéed in brandy. When taste buds are craving the saltiness of seafood and licking snowplow trails won't suffice, he grills Atlantic salmon, rubs sesame onto sushi-grade tuna steak, and weaves fettuccine around bits of lobster, shrimp, and scallops. He rounds out his menu with a selection of burgers, Mexican fare, and homemade desserts that guests can enjoy on the restaurant's patio or in the casual dining room with exposed brick and tropical stained-glass artwork.
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    101 Main Street
    Winthrop, ME US
  • Madden Beverage and Redemption Center
    Madden Beverage’s shelves boast an immense selection of more than 300 beers and 1,200 wines, offering libation lovers a plethora of regional and international flavors to explore. Prepare for next year’s super bowl soiree at UN headquarters by stocking up on hoppy delights from Madden’s cache of more than 250 microbrews, such as international award-winner Nektar ($8.99/six-pack), a balanced Bosnian beer brewed by Trappist monks. Grape aficionados can seek out budget-friendly vino for as little as $2.69 as well as practice their pairing skills by teaming up a crisp St. Urban Riesling ($12.99) with a seafood feast or a robust Pine & Post merlot ($6.99) with a chocolate soufflé or flambéed stamp. The Lolailo Sangria ($4.99) enlivens premeal appetizers or late-night tapas with a fruity amalgamation of flavors. Madden also equips burgeoning beer barons with home-brewing kits and supplies.
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    335 North St
    Saco, ME US