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Ebenezer's Brewpub / Lively Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Ebenezer's Brewpub / Lively Brewing Co.Ebenezer's Brewpub / Lively Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
4.11/5
Based on:
31 Beers
31 Reviews
Place Score: 100
Reviews: 56
Visits: 79
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: n/a
Taps: 35
Bottles: 700
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

112 Pleasant St
Brunswick, Maine, 04011-2207
United States
phone: (207) 373-1840

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Place added by: ToasterChef on 07-03-2009

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Reviews: 56 | Visits: 79
Reviews by Oktoberfesting:
Photo of Oktoberfesting
4.9/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is a real find. I've never seen such an incredible beer menu. The service is great. The bartenders could answer many questions with enthusiasm. The food is outstanding! You can certainly take any friends or family members who may not be really into beer here, and they will be very happy with their dining experience. Fresh and prepared perfectly. I've taken several friends there and everyone has been very pleased. The bar area is usually relaxed and fun. The restaurant area can be a little empty but that will pick up with time, and as they start to market events more I think. I'd like to see more notices about their events around town and online-- I think that would draw a bigger crowd. It looks like they've had some good ones, and the Belgian Beer Festival was certainly fun and memorable. Always incredible beer, great food, and a good time at The Lion's Pride. (883 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.54/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of mendvicdog
2.99/5  rDev -35.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 2.25 | food: 3.75

Even though they have room for around 30 taps, they only had 10 beers on, 7 of which were lively beers. There was only one decent lively beer and the rest were subpar. The flight I ordered was overpriced at $19.00 for 6 4oz pours. The food was decent. The atmosphere is shitty. No thought put into it at all. The staff seemed clueless and rude. They don't have a bottle list. Place is not what it used to be (see the higher older scores before they changed everything).

Definitely not work the stop in my opinion. Go to Frontier instead. (548 characters)

Photo of johnny6654
2.13/5  rDev -54.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 1.5 | food: 2.5

On vacation in maine, have been coming to maine from New York for 30 years
We were very excited with all the great reviews
6 beers on tap
All the rest were not working
I asked why there were so many taps and such a small selection
Not really a good answer
Goofed up our app no apology
Goofed up my meal no apology
No comparison to the black birch the night before
Very disappointed no reason to return (401 characters)

Photo of fastestmanalive
3.91/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of parris
5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of LXIXME
3.94/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.73/5  rDev -19.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of cnwillis31
4.24/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of WunderLlama
4.55/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Great bottled Belgians . Even greater micro brews.

I find this place on Yelp while I was int eh area for business. I figure why not give it a try since it is close to my hotel. Nice looking place and ask the bar keeper for a taxing flight . First beer I taste is Filthy Rich. Amazing . I toasts the bar tender and he says thank the gentleman over there who just brewed it, he came from stone.

Highly recommended, can't wait to go back (438 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
4.04/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I only passed by this place when it was the Lions Pride, but on this particular trip to ME, I figured I'd make an effort to go now that it's a brewpub. It's a pretty standard restaurant vibe inside, with a good sized bar and plenty of seating.

There are lots of taps, but when I was there, it seemed they only had Lively beers on...or maybe I just didn't see the full taplist. But I was mainly there for the Lively brews anyway, so I went with a sampler. Mostly pretty standard stuff, but all solid and on point for the style. Several IPAs, and some Belgian styles. The stand out was the incredible Filthy Rich imperial stout, which I had had the night before at Lovell, but needed to sample again. There was also a bottle selection that was essentially comparable to that of the Lovell location.

Service was fine. I got there about at opening time, so it wasn't too busy, but it did start filling up fast. My bartender was friendly and seemed knowledgeable about the beers.

Food was good as well. Mostly general pub grub, burgers and such, with some pricier entrees. Overall a good experience, and worth checking out again. (1,128 characters)

Photo of hockeypuck
4.31/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of jebrew
3.91/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of craft_shannie
3.98/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

good food. somewhat limited beers for what i was expecting. still solid offerings. we ate in the cozy bar area. trivia night was a lot of fun, the host & crowd were welcoming. (179 characters)

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4/5  rDev -13.8%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.8/5  rDev -18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.56/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -24.6%

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Ebenezer's Brewpub / Lively Brewing Co. in Brunswick, ME
100 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.