Bray's Brewing Company
Active Beers: 18
Beer Ratings: 36
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: 26 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 25 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ChappyCubsFan:
4.22/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Located across the street from a huge (barn) antique store on Highway 302. Bray's sits by itself in a large, older wooden building with an adjoining building where the brewery is located.
The inside is very rustic looking with a sunken eating room adjacent to the bar, but separated. They had about 6 beers on tap, which I sampled, and an exceptional double IPA. They had a Sebago stout on tap as well. There was a refrigerator of some regional beers for purchase.
The service was very friendly and the crabcakes were outstanding. It's the kind of place you want to spend time and enjoy the atmosphere. I was so impressed with this place I bought a pint glass and a t-shirt to remember it.
Maine is a beautiful state, and Naples is a beautuful town. This brewpub is well worth your trip.
07-31-2005 20:23:55 | More by ChappyCubsFan
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3.74/5 rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped by the other day for lunch. The waitress gladly brought beer samples at no charge. Their beers were good but they had some unusual bock beers to that was the direction I headed.
The food was great. I has a sausage platter with 3 large sections of different types of sausage. Definitely the most generous serving I've ever had and they were all good. Others in the party had twin lobster rolls that were also full of fine lobster meat.
It is certainly worth stopping in if your in Naples or nearby.
10-14-2013 17:47:02 | More by Doppelmax
3.68/5 rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I am in Naples frequently, and go to Bray's a few times a year. Everyone has talked about the good points of Bray's, but I want to share the negative points (in hopes that they get fixed!)
Some of the bartenders can't handle crowds/understaffed. I waited 10 minuted to get looked at because there was 1 bartender for the entire restaurant and serving at the bar...on LABOR DAY WEEKEND. Poor planning.
The beers are never at a proper carbonation level. I had one of the guest taps, and the bartender was able to set the glass on the bar 6 inches under the nozzle, and there was zero foam. I have had that particular beer at other establishments before, and there was a notable difference. This happens a lot. I like cask beer, so I personally don't care, but the carbonation levels are inconsistent between kegs of the same beer depending on when I go.
I like Bray's, and recommend it to anyone going to the Bridgton/Naples/Casco area, but those are the only things I wish they would address.
09-17-2012 03:41:14 | More by bszern
4.47/5 rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
We made our way to bumblefuck, Maine to pursue a stop at Ebenezer's before our wedding, only to learn that it was closed. Luckily, they opened the bar just for us the next day...but for the day prior, we were stuck with seemingly no options. When it seemed hopeless that we would find a place with good craft beer, our inn keepers recommended this place to us. Thankfully, it turned out to be a great experience. The atmosphere was excellent...very laid back. They were having some kind of 70's party later on, so it was pretty awesome seeing all of the costumes. Service was amazing...our bartender was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about beer. While there wasn't actually a huge selection of beer, all of the Bray's brews were pretty tasty. Definitely worth a try. The food was really excellent but...and maybe this isn't a bad thing...HUGE portions. I ordered the mussels appetizer which ended up being a LARGE pot. Prices were very, very fair. If we stay in this area again (we're thinking April), Bray's will definitely be one of our stops. Recommended!
12-24-2011 06:31:40 | More by MsRif
4.25/5 rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A nice bar near the touristy lakeshore area in Naples(not lakefront, mind you) located in an old farmhouse- they have a cool story about a coincidence with the owner's name and the original tenant, but I will not spoil the story that is on the back of their menu.
There's sitting around the bar area, some adjacent dining rooms, as well as outdoors.
The food was decent- I got a sausage sampler dish and ended up chowing on some mean brats with great condiments and sides.
For beer they have a great mix of awesome imports, like Delirium and such, and the other half of the taps were the beers made on site.
An essential place to visit when in area.
09-16-2011 12:32:38 | More by SevaTse
4/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
When we learned Ebenezer's was closed on the day we meant to go, our hotel hosts recommended Bray's to us, and it was great. Five microbrews made on the premises, and a few other nice selections on tap including Guinness and Sierra. Food was very tasty and served in extremely generous portions. Good selection of general pub fare and seafood. Not a great collection of regular patrons, and the atmosphere wasn't tremendous, but it's the beer and food that matters most I suppose. Bartenders were friendly and helpful.
04-29-2011 13:16:40 | More by Rifugium
4.1/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
I forgot to review this place back so long ago.
I've been a few times mostly when visiting relatives, and this place never disappoints. Has good simple food, the chowder and seafood is great. For me the prices here are cheap.
The beer brewed is fantastic. I wish I reviewed it more in depth at the time, but unfortunatly that was some time ago. Everything that is brewed there is soild. They made a cream ale here that was absolutley killer that I had once.
The place is filled with locals and has good spirits among everyone. It seems rowdy at times but never threatning, actually a lot of fun.
04-13-2011 20:36:59 | More by smakawhat
4.3/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
We stopped there for lunch on June 30th and we were quite please with the beer and the food. We had a sampler of 6 beers: Brandy Pond Blonde, Bald Pate Celebration Rye, Irish Red Ale, Muddy River Bog Brown, Hoppycock IPA and "M". My favorites were the Rye and "M", "M" is their 1000 batch and it is a wonderful smoky, malty Scotch Ale the best beer I had on this 10 day odyssey of upper New England.
They had a very good menu with various food items. They have from vegetarian to carnivore food items. Included a nice Italian sausage with marinara and fettuccine dish.
If you are in Naples this is a must stop!
07-11-2009 02:36:26 | More by qcbeerguy
4.3/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
found bray's by accident on a fishing trip with my buddy pete(he too has an appreciation for fermented things). and within my 5 days in the sebago area, we visited bray's three times in the fall of 2007.
while we were on the path of finding lost lakes in the backwoods of maine, saw bray's and just wanted to get a beer and sandwich. but it was much more than that. first time there we grabbed a seat at the bar and we were impressed with their 3 or 4 beers they had on tap and enjoyed the fact that it was definitely a step up from the regular dirty water brew pub beer.
the second time there the taps were all totally different and the bartender instantly remembered us from the time prior, appreciative of our patronage and said "i guess you guys like the place?" then b.s.ed with us for the few hours we spent there.
the food was solid and the beer was good too. while we were there, their oktoberfest was on, it was pretty good. also i think i remember having an american styled red ale which was nice too (but i dont see it on their website).
personally i enjoy this type of atmosphere. from the outside to the inside you could instantly could tell its a mom and pop operation. its real cool how they set up this place. the living rooms the bar, the dining rooms still the dining room, and they they have a deck out back.
if your on the road fishing in the sebago area, i recommend bray's.
04-05-2009 19:04:16 | More by unbalancedbuds
Bray's Brewing Company in Naples, ME
90 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.