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Sunday River Brewing Co.

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 2
Beer Ratings: 30
Beer Avg: 3.47

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BA SCORE
87
very good

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

29 Sunday River Rd
Bethel, Maine, 04217-4623
United States
phone: (207) 824-3541

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @sundayriverbrew

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Norica

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
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
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ronnzio

Rhode Island

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
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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FoolCircle

Delaware

4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

My wife and I had a great time!

This is a ski-lodge-esque brew-pub that probably has a loyal local following and a HUGE ski-resort crowd. The place felt similar to a beach-resort brew-pub in the sense that they take care of the usual crowd and are more that happy to play the place up to the tourist - if that made sense.

Anyway, I thought the place was way chill to hang out in, I actually didn't want to leave, but still had a 2 hour drive, we all know how that combination doesn't work. Both the beer and the food were really good. May I suggest the Memphis Style Pulled Pork Sandwich, better than the regular Pulled Pork, Nice! Also, the 420 IPA I've heard about did not live up to expectations, but the Black Bear Porter was one nice beer. They also had three seasonals available which is always a good treat.

If you're in the area - Grofton Notch State Park in the summer or skiing in the winter - I'd say stop and hang out, nice place.

09-19-2005 23:17:55 | More by FoolCircle
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slander

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Damn, that was one long bathroomless ride out from Carrabasset to Bethel. Seemed to have taken forever. Late afternoon, dusk, then dark, and crazy narrow windy county roads along lakes and through the woods to nowhere...
It's a large stand alone structure off the access road to the ski mountain. Climbing the stairs to the front entrance, you can see an outdoor seating area down to the right. Dining room off to the left, and the bar area with seating areas to the right. It's a large ski chalet A frame room with black beams, large windows, a stone fireplace at one end, and an elevated rectangular bar island at the other end. About a half dozen booths run the length of the far wall and a few adjacent to them, and roughly another dozen of various sizes and shapes in the vicinity of the fireplace. The bar has seating for about 20 with bar counters on two sides of it. There are nice big ceramic mug club mugs over the bar and wooden canopy above is plastered with stickers for breweries, snowboards, skydiving, radio stations, skiing and god only knows what else. You know those oval stickers that people have on their cars with state abbreviations on them, like showing that they went to "VT"? They have a cool "IPA" sticker that looks like one of them that would look swell on my car. There's a sunken room behind glass beyond the bar with mash tuns. Decor otherwise? Lots of wood, dark green tabletops and booth benches, a moosehead over the fireplace and pumpkins on the mantle, large brewery logos and murals of drinking scenes, a "Moose's Tale Food & Ale" sign, TV's in the corners, and Maine license plates on the walls along with a "draftboard" listing the current tap selections.
8 house taps (IPA, Wheat, Porter, Impy, Pale Ale, Red, Alt & Golden) and Bud & Woodchuck cider. The Wheat was filtered with a light flavor, the Porter was roasty and nicely full bodied, and the Impy was big, and very warmingly al-co-hol. Beers were solid. I've always enjoyed the Porter and could have a second one but there's still many places to go and we're miles and miles from home...

12-25-2004 02:42:27 | More by slander
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My girlfriend and I stopped by this attractive, brewpub for lunch, on July 24, 2004. The place has a very spacious atmosphere, with plenty of windows, as well as an outdoor patio. Brewing equipment is visible near the entrance, behind large, glass windows. The walls are adorned with a variety of odd memorabilia, from breweriana to sports and music themes. The premises were very clean and fresh. Seems like six Stone Coast brews were always on tap, and a chalkboard listed a couple of summer seasonals, including Razzberry Wheat, and a Rapid River Weizenbock. Sampler boards are available at a reasonable price. A few macros are, apparently, available as well. A couple at a nearby table were drinking Bud Lite from the bottle. Service was somewhat slow, but this was a crowded, Saturday afternoon. I had the Vegetable Dip appetizer plate which featured fresh celery, broccoli, and carrots with a hummus dip, and an artichoke dip that was more like a salsa. A generous number of Pita chips accompanied the platter. My girlfriend had a tasty and attractive bowl of French Onion Soup. The entrees looked very inviting, and there were a few family groups in the brewpub who were, obviously, there for the food and not the brew.
A very enjoyable experience, with a nice, attractive atmosphere and a good selection of fresh, Stone Coast brews and very good food. The idyllic, Sunday River flowed along, just across the road.

07-30-2004 11:40:04 | More by merlin48
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far333

Connecticut

3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in here after a day of skiing at Sunday River. The layout is strange, with brewing tanks right in the middle of the place, and a bar to one side and a restaurant to the other, both kind of wrapping around the tank room. Bar area is small, with very little room to move around. Service also was a bit slow. Great selection of beers including a Weissbock, Porter, Pale Ale, 420 IPA, Lager, and Irish Red, but each one was a bit watery, lacking body, and a little disappointing. The beers were slighty above average at best. Definitely worth stopping in if you're in the area, but not worth making an afternoon out of it.

03-15-2004 13:10:30 | More by far333
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Thrasher

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

The sign says Moose's Tale Food and Ales so make sure you don't miss it, but it's right at the turnoff from Rte 2 to go to Sunday River so you shouldn't have any trouble finding it. With some family in the area, I've visited this brewpub a number of times and it's always a pleasant experience, although in the summer months during the week it's totally dead. If you're lucky this place is bopping on a ski weekend with a live band playing. There's also a half-price pints night or something but I forget exactly which day it is (Wed?) or what the actual deal is. Walk in and the tanks are right in front of you. It's a reasonably large set up. Take a right to hit the bar (I've never been left to the dining room). Food is fine, basic pub fare. Beers are uniformly good (Stone Coast beers, if you're familiar with them) but I've never had a truly excellent beer. Still, lots of seasonals, and a good enough range, from fruit & wheat to IPA to porter to an 11% eisbock which they had last time (although I was too timid to drink it), makes this place worthwhile. Not worth driving from the coast for sure, but if you're anywhere in NW ME (or nearby NH) and looking for a beer, this is your spot.

09-04-2003 00:23:28 | More by Thrasher
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WORT

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is a cool Brew Pub. The Sunday River Brewing Co., aka (The Moose's Tail) is located at the beginning of the access road for Sunday River Ski Resort. As soon as you walk in the door you are greeted by the fermenters and bewing kettles coming up out of the basement. To the left is the dining area(quiet) and to the right is the bar and you step down and your in the bar seating area(loud). There is a small stage in the corner for bands. The brewpub is decorated with skiing and beer decor. The food menu consists of your typical pub fare with good size portions. The beer is obviously brewed right in front of you and the beer is pumped right to the tap. They have a great sampler to start you off with all of their beers. The beer selection is basically the same that you will find at the Stone Coast Breweries but with different names. This is a great place to unwind after skiing or mt. biking. I have been here 6-7 times in the last few years and have never been disapointed. I often travel here from the North Conway area of New Hampshire. The drive is only an hour and the scenary is oustanding. A definate place to visit.

08-02-2002 07:26:15 | More by WORT
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Sunday River Brewing Co. in Bethel, ME
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