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Ebenezer's Restaurant & Pub

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Ebenezer's Restaurant & PubEbenezer's Restaurant & Pub
BA SCORE
100
world-class

141 Ratings
Ratings: 141
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 8.67%
Taps: 35
Bottles: 1,000
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

44 Allen Rd
Lovell, Maine, 04051-3919
United States
phone: (207) 925-3200

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(Place added by: DarkStar2222 on 08-16-2005)
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Photo of beeroverwithme
2.45/5  rDev -48.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3

I guess I came to Ebenezer's with expectations sky high, and the fact that the owner wasn't present on the day of my visit probably didn't help the case either. But it started out well on a sunny Saturday at the end of March 2010; the place looked stunning from the outside, I loved the decorated walls inside and the woman that greeted us had a friendly, familiar aura.

The first let-down was that Chris wasn't there. The female bartender (his wife?), despite her friendly aura, just wasn't a beer lover; she admitted as much to a couple that ordered wine with their meal. The beer selection on draft was reasonably good, with a number of smaller Belgian breweries as well as Brooklyn Cookie Jar Porter. However, they were out of Black Albert which I had come half the world for. Well, I thought, then I could go for bottles instead. That's when I got my big let-down. They only had an old beer menu, with about 70 types of bottled beer. About half these entries were sold out and the other half of little interest!

In the five hours I spent at Ebenezer's, which cost me $170 (incl dinner), I had not a single stunning beer (a few were good, most just OK) and I left the pub with a shattered dream. This was not the beer haven I had envisioned.

For a better beer selection, better atmosphere and more beer knowledge try the Novare Res pub in Portland - about an hour by car south of Lovell.

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of BeerBellyBrew
3.05/5  rDev -35.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Great selection of draft Belgium's you won't find too many places, except maybe in Bruges. Lots to choose from, with the true sour Lambics, IPA's, Dubbels, Tripel’s, Strongs and Saisons, you get the picture. The staff is somewhat knowledgeable, well, much better in past visits. The owners were not on site the day we visited and I think they were short staffed. I went with several friends to have some appetizers and some special beer and take in the Patriots game. It turned out to be a complete sh*t show!

Took at least a half hour to get a drink, by that point everyone was annoyed. The last time at Ebenezer’s we experience very slow service, but chalked it up as being in Maine, “can’t get there from here”. This was the straw that broke the camel’s preverbal back, I will not go back to this establishment unless the owner calls me to tell me he has just tapped a new keg of Black Albert and are not serving it until I arrive. Truly the owners need to hire Jon Taffer from Bar Rescue to straighten this place out. The bathroom looked like an old frat house bathroom I may have visited a few times, doesn’t say much for cleanliness. I always check the bathroom in a bar/restaurant, good indicator of what the kitchen will look like, never ordered food in fear it would arrive the day after.

We received a first beer, slugged it down as if we were playing a good game of quarters and paid the bill and left. As I see it, we would have spent all afternoon there enjoying the fine selection of beers and some food. They lost out on a lot of money, but maybe they don’t really care. Sorry Ebenezer’s, I won’t be back and neither will 12 of my friends. This visit took place on Octover 13th 2013.

Photo of bceagles39
3.45/5  rDev -27.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Ebenezer’s is a good beer bar. The beer list is first class (assuming the brews are in stock). However, I do not believe this is even the best beer bar in Maine, and certainly isn’t the best in New England, let alone with world!

We stopped in for lunch recently and were pleased (though admittedly a little underwhelmed, based on our expectation) with the atmosphere. It was comfortable, inviting and felt like any decent pub you might find. Not world class beer bar atmosphere by any means, it kind of felt like somebody made a pub-themed room in their house. There is an incredible array of Belgian-centric beer memorabilia throughout the place which was awesome to check out.

Service was fine but the woman tending bar was either not particularly knowledgeable in beer or assumed we weren’t – so she really took no interest in discussing any of our selections. After ordering a lambic, I was warned that it was going to be sour. Although I found this to be condescending, I tried to look past it and engage in a discussion about the beer - but apparently that it was “sour” was all she was able or willing to express.

Next I ordered a 't Smisje BBBourgondier (bottle) which was served ICE COLD. I don’t think I’ve ever been served a colder beverage in my life. I don’t expect my beers to generally be kept and served at proper temperatures… but when they are, you win my respect. If Ebenezer's is truly great international beer destination, I would think that some more thought would be given to a detail like this. I realize this brew isn’t from the show-off cellar but still, I did expect more.

They were notably out of several of the beers I attempted to order, including the Black Albert (funny how that brew is kept in stock at Novare Res just an hour away). Maybe if I was the type of beer drinker who knew that lambics can be sour they would have found one for me!

The food was standard pub fare. The frites were, at least, frites, but certainly nothing special.

Ebenezer's is a good beer bar and I am glad I went. I might even go back one day if I am in that area (now that my expectations in the right place). There is no doubt that it is possible to have a world-class experience here, especially if the owners are in and you avail yourself of their cellar selections. But you can have that at any number of places in the world and I disagree with the general notion that this is an elite beer establishment.

EDIT: Selection is rated 4 due to the unavailability of several beers ordered during our visit.

Photo of Cascade77
3.78/5  rDev -20.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Finally made it over to this legendary spot with my girlfriend in tow. Kind of a typical, rural, golf course side bar on first glance. Closer inspection reveals a wonderful tap lineup and even better bottle selection.

No doubt some great stuff on tap but it was a little frustrating that the bottle list seemed to be pretty out of date. Also a bit annoying that some of the prices aren't listed.

Wait staff was good with prompt, pleasant service. Beers were all in great condition and served very professionally. Food was also tasty. I had the veggie lobster wrap and my girlfriend had a burger and frittes.

Had a conversation with the very enthusiastic talkative owner. Definitely passionate about beer but also pretty full of himself. A bit aggressive in sharing his 'knowledge'. This kind of killed the atmosphere a bit.

In my opinion this place pretty much has fantastic selection going for it but not much else sets it apart in a positive way from so many other places. Worth a visit bit I probably won't return.

Photo of ChrisPro
3.83/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

EDIT 10/11/11: The owner has reached out to directly to address the issues presented below (text below un-edited from original review). This simple act of trying to correct the wrongs says quite about about how much they care about serving the beer geek crowd and is enough to convince me to raise the service from a 2.0 to 3.5. I will reiterate from below: make sure you visit Ebenezer's when one of the owners is around. I'm fully confident that it will be well worth your trip, regardless of how far you have to travel.

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Summary: you must visit Ebenzer's, BUT make sure one of the owners is there on the day you go.

Spent a nice Thursday afternoon sitting in the screened in porch and really enjoyed ourselves. Had a couple fantastic brews on tap (Cantillon St gilloise and wild pannepot) and a third that was undrinkable. Beyond that, the draft list was very very good, and they had some impressive vintage taps. However, as a geek, you go there for the bottle cellar.

In general I don't like to "bash" places in reviews, so the example below is simply that, an example. Just something to be aware of so that you ensure that an owner is there for your visit.

<start rant> Before I went, I sent a couple emails to try to set up a time when Chris would be around for a cellar tour and some recommendations, since we had a flexible schedule and I wanted to make sure he was there. Unfortunately, I got no responses so we went anyway. Since the owners weren't there, the servers couldn't get into the cellar. Even if they could, the bottle list is very vague with a number of things, including vintages. We had planned on spending all afternoon there and dropping some $$$ on bottles, but instead, my wife and I split a sandwich and had only one beer each before leaving (after leaving the 3rd beer on the table which was oxidized beyond drinkability). This was a huge disappointment after the ridiculous drive out there and having such high hopes. In addition, the servers were bitching about the other customers behind their backs, right in front of us. Makes me wonder what they said about us when we couldn't hear. <end rant>

All that said, Ebenezer's is still a world class bar. The tap list was easily one of the best I've ever seen. Seemed like correct glassware for our beers and the food was decent. I can only imagine that events like the Belgian dinner are unreal.given how hard this is to get to from the Midwest, it'll be tough for me to ever go back, though I would like to got back again, but only if I can make sure that one of the owners is around.

Photo of phipsi102
3.83/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

I finally made it Ebenezer's after a couple of years stalking their website. I happened to be in North Conway NH anyway, so we headed through Lovell on our way to Portland. The atmosphere is extremely casual, big picnic tables, belgian beer posters and paraphernalia everywhere. Our waitress was not very attentive, and the food was mediocre (moules frites, reuben and chili). The big draw, of course, was the beer. The problem is, the beer menu is clearly not updated with any regularity (waitress confirmed this). Therefore, it took a few tries each time i wanted a beer to find something they actually had in stock. They also clearly had many beers available which were not on the menu. This system may work well for a totally open-minded guest who just wants to go on a Belgian beer adventure guided by a knowledgeable owner (waitress didn't know much about beer at all). As for me, I already consider myself quite familiar with the category, and would like to be able to choose my own beers, thank you very much. All that aside, the beers we did have were FANTASTIC (Dupont Saison Anniversary Celebratory Edition, Val Dieu Grand Cru, and De Ranke Noir de Dottignies), and the selection included many rare and obscure bottlings. Being from Southern New England, I plan to just stick with Deep Ellum, Publick House, Moan and Dove, and Novare Res in the future. If I do happen to be in the Lovell area again however, you can count on me coming in for another round!

Photo of ScotNH
4/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of bgfresh
4/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A friend at work showed me an article in Beer Connoisseur Magazine. My wife is from Portland, ME and returns every year. So, I talked her in to making the trip from OOB to Lovell. The place had a very good feel. However, I think our waitress was a manager. She ripped into 3 employees 10 feet from our table for several minutes. I was not impressed as it was inappropriate to treat the girls like that. At the very least, take them in the back where customers cannot see that. Also, their website advertised Black Albert and Chimay Doree. I really wanted to try them as I'm a huge fan of Chimay and Black Albert was brewed specifically for Ebenezer's. I was disappointed that my first two orders were unavailable. In fact, the wait staff manager stated that she had never heard of Chimay Doree. She did suggest the sister beer of Black Albert, Out Black. It was very good and a great recommendation. Next year we are going to the sister pub, Lion's Pride. Overall, I would definitely go back and recommend to anyone. I ate the Chimay Burger and it was incredible.

Photo of davey
4.03/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Was really excited to stop here during Memorial Weekend. On the edge of a golf course which is kind of weird. Small and clean, nothing too special. A little crowded, and there was only a couple people in the place.
Service was good, and very helpful.
The selection was nice but a bit overpriced. Granted, there were some gems on tap but not wowing. There were some high end bottles that were "ask your server".
Had a lobster roll, and I want to say it was $15 or so.
Got the tour from the owner, the guy seemed a little bothered by us. I could understand it if we had asked him to take us to the beer basement.
Overall the place is over hyped. Probably a one time thing for me. Glad I went though.

Photo of rfgetz
4.03/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We ventured over from the mountains of New Hampshire. First time we attempted to visit we were 20 minutes away in Conway, NH on a Wednesday art dinner time and checked the website and saw it was "open year round", although when we pulled up, it was closed and only opened Thursday-Sunday. Conveniently back in Conway the next day after a trip to Mount Washington, we called and checked and visited after confirming they were open.

Small bar and dinning area attached to a house off of a golf course on a small gravel road. Tons of spent bottles of really good brews and brewery logo adorned gear on the walls. great views of the golf course from most angles. Tiny 8 seat bar and maybe room for 30 more inside. Outside deck and its picnic tables seats as much as the inside does. Quite cozy.

The owner wasn't there, so 2 of the rarer bottles advertised on the bottle list were unobtainable at that time. Solid draft list of 25+ options allowed us to order beers rarely seen on this side of the ocean, save for maybe Monks and the newer Farmers Cabinet. The 4 door cooler had bottles, most of which were easily obtainable in these parts, for even slightly better prices. Quite pricey.

Food was adventurous and the main plates were solid to spectacular while the small bites were rather hit or miss. Service was quite friendly and did try to help me out with obtaining some of the rare bottles i sought, even going so far as to call the owner. Its a shame the employees couldn't just access some of the bottles themselves.

Overall, a bit of disappointment in the way the bottle list is managed, but still a good visit to this landmark. Being in Philadelphia, i may be spoiled with the options we have here and may have erred in making the rare bottle selection one of the major points of my visit. When attempting to visit, make sure you check the hours and see if Chris the owner is on the premises.

Photo of jbertsch
4.05/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Drove the 35 minutes from North Conway, NH to go here. Worth the trip, for sure.

The place looks unassuming, located on a golf course. Wasn't even sure if I walked in the correct door. Anyway, my wife and I made our way to the bar area which is very small. I like beer bars to have a significantly sized bar area....it should be the focal point. No big deal though. We were able to get one of the 2 high-top tables in the bar area.

Selection is probably about 40 or so taps...big focus on Belgians and other imports. There were only a few domestics on tap. I had fun trying some of the hard-to-find imports. There was no Black Albert available. But I had Wild Pannepot, Omnipollo Mazarin, and Cuvee Angelique. All were enjoyable. Even though the Wild Pannepot was not what I expected, it was still tasty in it's own way.

Food was good. We had sausages (blood sausage was damn good), chicken that was tender as hell (they sous vide'd it), tasty steak tips, and french onion soup. All good stuff.

We peppered our waitress about some of the beers we were curious about and she was knowledgeable enough to help us. We understand it's hard to keep up and know absolutely everything about every beer on tap.

Didn't dabble in the bottle list but they had plenty of Cantillon for $40+, and lots of other treats.

Definitely recommend going here if you're within relative-easy driving distance. It's just a tad pricey, but for once in a while - it's passable.

Photo of Sammy
4.13/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Out of the way drive from Portland, I wouldn't want to do this in bad weather. Amazing tap list, good bottle list. The cellar, I hear its legendary but did not want to chance owner not being there if I returned late afternoon. Services very young and knew something about the beer, this lunchtime shift were not major league however. The place has a small feeling however there are many available tables and a large tentlike area outside. Very rare taps on, and I did what I could to have several higher alcohol ones. Hard to find on GPS. Small bar.

Photo of WanderingFool
4.23/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I can't believe it's taken me this long to get to Ebenezer's. While staying in Maine with some friends we decided to visit the pub on a cloudy Saturday afternoon. None of us realized reservations are accepted and almost the entire restaurant was reserved tables. Luckily we got 2 separate tables in the back. The restaurant itself isn't anything special. There's lots of Belgian beer paraphernalia on the wall and the glass tap handles were pretty cool. Other than that, it's a typical restaurant setting. I think I was expecting something a little more 'coffee shop' like. A place where you can go and hang out with your friends over some beers.

The service was very slow when we arrived. It was almost a half hour before the waitress came by to take our drink/food order. At the time a lot of tables were clearing out (early dinner crowd) and the late eaters have not arrived yet. So it wasn't really that busy. Overall though, our server was fine once we got into her rotation.

Everything was top notch. We wanted to save room for beer so we only ordered some appetizers. The Frites and quesadilla's were awesome and the Brie ragoons (If I remember correctly) were fantastic. I've had their burgers at Lion's Pride, and must say they are fantastic. Every beer on the menu is world class and most not something you'll typically find at a bar. All six of us ordered something different and passed it around so everyone could enjoy a sip.

The beer prices are on the high side ($8-14 for a draft glass of beer), but the food prices seemed reasonable.

Overall, I enjoyed the food and beer at Ebenezer's and will definitely return again. However, the next time I'm going to be sure to make a reservation.

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4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of bkett01
4.3/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This place truly is in the middle of nowhere. Well hidden near the border of Western Maine, Ebenezer's doesn't appear to have much competition in the area.
Atmosphere is almost like a summer shack with tables casually spread out throughout the interior with beer signs covering the walls. Very average atmosphere.
Service was my main issue. Granted, it was the waiters second night on the job, but when I ask what style a certain beer is the waiter should not say "I don't know" and then proceed to stare at me waiting for me to order it. Water should also not need to be asked for 3 times before finally getting it. I am assuming this service was the exception to the rule as other waitstaff appeared competent.
On to the good. Selection, Quality & Food were all fantastic. The beer list, as far as Belgian selection, is truly world-class. I had three beers, all very good, most interesting one being the Wedding Parfait. The steak tips, as others have mentioned, were delicious and very fresh.
Overall, I am glad I was able to experience Ebenezer's. Is it the best beer bar in America? Absolutely not. But if you're vacationing within an hour radius, it's worth stopping by.

Photo of SevaTse
4.3/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Reviewed on: 08-15-2011 14:54:20
Finally made it out there- booked a camp site nearby, so everything finally fell into place for me to cross this place off my list(and to come back again and again!)

The beer selection was outstanding. I prefer to see all the breweries and pour sizes listed, but the descriptions and quality made up for the fact that not all beers listed the maker and no pour sizes were provided. To other bar owners- if you are gonna be vague about what and how much of it you're serving, you better have a tap list comparable to these guys!
We sat at a table overlooking the golf course, and than moved to the bar, to get a real feel of the place after were done with our meal. I ordered a burger and my wife ordered a turkey reuben- both were outstanding and not ordinary. The waitress did not automatically offer home-made mayo for the frites, but was happy to bring it over once we asked(good thing we remembered to ask- it was goood).
Once we ventured over to the bar, which was tended by the owner and his wife, we got more good recommendations from them and got the world famous tour of the cellar. Overall a great experience.

Photo of jdhilt
4.4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The owner, Chris, likes Belgian beer and this is reflected in the decor of the Pub with dozens of memorabilia from Belgian brewers. The main reason to go here is the selection of beers. First time I have found 750ml bottles for sale in a restaurant. Also some rare bottles like JW Lees 1968 for $250 - expensive just like some wines. Most 750s are $15-$25. Numerous Belgians on-taps - seem to be $7-8 for a 10oz pour. Meal prices are reasonable - $7.99 for an excellent Reuben and Belgian frites are $6.95 - much better flavor than their regular fries. $11.99 for decent sized fish and chips.
The ambiance is rustic and during Belgian brewfest week it is crowded with the waitresses moving non-stop but service was still good.

Photo of dciBA
4.4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Made the trek up to Ebenezer's from Portland on a cold saturday. After getting sent down a snowmobile trail by google maps we got back to main roads and found the pub with ease. Sat in the first floor dining room wich was covered with european, ok mostly belgian beer posters and advertisements. Started off with a delirium Noel since the tremens was out. Girlfriend started with a Weyerbacher Simcoe double IPA wich would actually be her only beer due to being sick with a cold. I ended up having a South hampton triple and Gouden Carolus Tripel as well, all on tap and all great. Food was good although we didnt really choose anything too over the top. Definitely looking forward to heading up again with a healthy girlfriend and spending some more time exploring the extensive beer menu.

Photo of Kinsman
4.47/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Made another visit today and had a much better experience so I decided to re-review. Will leave my old review simply for reference.

My brother and his friend joined me after work today for a trip over. Late afternoon, in between dinner and lunch presented us with a relatively empty dining area. We were quickly seated and given plenty of time to peruse through the selection, which as always, was amazing. We all had burgers, and even though it can be hard to say much about the quality of found based on burgers, we were all more than just satisfied.

Following the meal we were allowed to sit and enjoy our drinks as the waitress could tell that we came to drink good beer. Eventually she asked us if we would want to go into the cellar with Chris, which we obviously said yes to. Down there we had a great conversation with him and came out with a great sampling.

Overall, I find this place to be a bit odd with it's location and atmosphere. Many people walk in there without realizing what they are getting into, so it's not as beer-geek centric as you would expect. However, with the beer-geeks that do show up, they seem more than willing to share and talk with you about beer all day long.

Old Review:
Was living relatively nearby in Pinkham Notch for the summer and finally had the chance to make it over.

Ebenezer's is a great place, no doubt about it, but it wasn't quite what I expected. The beer selection was amazing, and thats what really matters, but bad timing on my part led to a less than ideal visit.

First, a large party of what appeared to be members of the country club, was occupying almost the whole restaurant and all the wait staff, which wasn't very welcoming for other visitors. Additionally, it being a sunny summer weekend afternoon in the White Mountains, I should have known there would have been a lot of bikers. So, while the first large party cleared out, the restaurant was quickly filled again with a bunch of old biker guys and their wives and their Michelob Ultras. Again, not very welcoming for anyone else.

Overall, I'd give the place another try, and hopefully have better timing.

Photo of mbedard
4.48/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Managed to sneak out to Ebenezer's with my Brother-In-Law and my wife's Stepdad (our DD) last summer while we were vacationing in the area with our families. Once we found the place (no small task, man is it in the middle of nowhere!) we basically had the place to ourselves other than maybe one table having lunch on the deck. The bartender (Maryanne maybe?) was very friendly and helpful and was able to answer most of our questions. She said we really knew our stuff, and its a shame the owner wasn't there, or we could have talked shop and gotten "the tour".

We sampled a bunch of sours and tripels over the afternoon, and also enjoyed several orders of Frites, which were awesome. I really enjoyed the Petrus Aged Pale Ale and was happy to find a stash of it at the local beer store back home (go New England Wine and Spirits, Newburyport, MA!), and have been enjoying it regularly since.

We had a great afternoon, and even though we dropped a good chunk, we knew what we were in for going in -- quality beers that are hard to find anywhere and great pub food -- not to mention the fact that we all got T-Shirts to commemorate our visit.

I hope I can get back up there soon, but its a bit of a hike from here. If only Eb's was closer to the MA/NH/ME border, or opened a sister spot in Portsmouth we'd be all set. Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of far333
4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Finally made it to this beer geek mecca. Such a remote area for such a gem of an establishment. Luckily was on a ski trip about 45 minutes away. Looks unassuming from the outside, but the inside is friendly and warmly decorated with a smallish bar/taproom area. We bellied up to the bar directly in front of the bottle fridge to behold all that was available.

Selection was amazing, good mix of domestic and imports and we were able to sample many interesting selections while enjoying a great meal. The server Mike was very knowledgeable and helpful and attentive.

The only criticism is that the selection on the web site is a sample, and not exactly what is available at any point in time, and there was no bottle list at the bar (apparently being updated?), so it was not easy to browse all that was available. Also there was no Black Albert available, which was a disappointment. Luckily I had had it before, but imagine how disappointing that could be for someone who came very far just seeking out that beer. I would think that there could be a plan to better manage the inventory on such a rare beer that people seek out, but admittedly I don't know all the details of production, distribution, access to ingredients, etc. that may influence something like that.

Overall a great experience with great people and great beer and great food, a must-see/must-do for any craft beer fan.

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Ebenezer's Restaurant & Pub in Lovell, ME
100 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.