Ebenezer's Brewpub / Lively Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 14
Beer Ratings: 37
Beer Avg: 4.17
Taps: 35 / Bottles: 700
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Kinsman:
4.71/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Having been to Ebenezers a few times, I decided to give their other establishment a try while in the area.
As usual for me, I was there mid-afternoon mid-week so business was certainly slow. Nothing wrong with that, left plenty of time to chat with Ryan, the bartender. Very knowledgeable bartender and great guy to talk with. Selection was great, as expected. All sorts of unusual imports and a few locals mixed in. Service at such a slow hour of the day was great, as it should be when you're one of 3 people in the place! Skipped the food this time but it looked like they could keep one well fed.
10-05-2011 23:58:41 | More by Kinsman
More User Reviews:
2.84/5 rDev -38.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5 | $$
Awful experience. This place has gone downhill over the years. I tried to give it a shot as it converted into a brewpub, but the staff ranges from okay to mediocre to just plain awful. I went in last Monday and ordered a beer from the bar manager. The glass was warm, as was the beer. A new server asked me how everything was and I told her I couldn't drink the beer and maybe something was wrong with the keg? She told me should would have the bar manager check. She came back and asked me if I wanted something else. I was halfway done with my food and said that it was no big deal. She then asked if I wanted ice cubes to cool my beer down. Yikes. Bar manager finally came back. I noticed that no one was actually pouring and tasting the beer up to this point. She asked if I wanted another beer. No. She asked if she could chill a glass. I said fine. She chilled it with ice water and poured another pint. Still warm. She finally took a taste and told me it was fine. Handed one to the other girl who said: I guess it could be colder. She said, "yeah, it's not going to be a bud light." WTF does that even mean? So I guess I don't know what cold beer tastes like. Or I guess some of their beers are warmer than others, and that's okay? Talk about insulting. I drive by this place twice a week in the summer time, but I don't think I'll be stopping in anymore.
07-22-2014 14:14:37 | More by ChaseBoat77
3.85/5 rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Only 14 taps were pouring when I was there (8/31/13) so the number of selections was not as I had hoped. What was there though was fine, although it was tipped in Allagash's favor on this day (4 taps). I had Alvinne Wild Undressed. Mort Subite White Lambic. Oxbow Original Deluxe.
Service was little slow, but I landed on a day of cooler problems, so this slowed the pours down tremendously. Tim the beeroligist was exceptional though---lots of knowledge and friendly.
I chose a burger for food, with frites. My cohort selected a chicken sandwich. Both were very good. I suspect anything picked food-wise would be good.
Prices were a bit steep (8-9 bucks for the more rare entries, 7-ish for the others). What can you do though? You want good beer. You must pay.
If I were a local this would undoubtedly be my goto place.
09-01-2013 13:46:11 | More by WynnO
Ebenezer's Brewpub / Lively Brewing Co. in Brunswick, ME
100 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.