Ebenezer's Brewpub / Lively Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 10
Beer Ratings: 29
Beer Avg: 4.3
Taps: 35 / Bottles: 700
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mclaughlindw4:
4.95/5 rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I have been frequenting this bar since they opened last summer. At the very begginning things were a little rocky as to be expected from any new undertaking. However it has since become one of my favorite places to be. I learn a lot every time I go and the bartenders are extremely friendly and very enthusiastic. I have been to beer 101 (the wednesday night tastings) many times. The selection of samples during these events are well worth the fifteen dollars they charge. I live in portland and much closer to novare res but routinely travel to Lions Pride as the atmopshere is better and the service and attention given by the bartenders is leaps and bounds higher. I feel very priveleged to have a bar of this caliber here in Maine.
03-12-2010 22:27:44 | More by mclaughlindw4
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2.84/5 rDev -38.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5 | $$
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 | $$$
Only 14 taps were pouring when I was there (8/31/13) so the number of selections was not as I had hoped. What was there though was fine, although it was tipped in Allagash's favor on this day (4 taps). I had Alvinne Wild Undressed. Mort Subite White Lambic. Oxbow Original Deluxe.
Service was little slow, but I landed on a day of cooler problems, so this slowed the pours down tremendously. Tim the beeroligist was exceptional though---lots of knowledge and friendly.
I chose a burger for food, with frites. My cohort selected a chicken sandwich. Both were very good. I suspect anything picked food-wise would be good.
Prices were a bit steep (8-9 bucks for the more rare entries, 7-ish for the others). What can you do though? You want good beer. You must pay.
If I were a local this would undoubtedly be my goto place.
09-01-2013 13:46:11 | More by WynnO
4.83/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$$
I stopped in here last night for supper, I sat near the bar and stared at the tap list for most of the time I was there. 35 taps lots of bottles in a couple of coolers behind the bar. All quality stuff you won't see well almost anywhere else. I had steak tips and also frites to eat and I thought both were done really well and the potato ball thing is different and tasty. The staff was quite attentive to my needs in fact I think all three of them waited on me at one time or another. Great selection service and food. Pricing is a bit on the high side, I think there were only 3 draft lines with pours that were under 9 dollars, and one I paid 14 for. I guess the pricing is keeping in step with the rarity of the selection, just be prepared to drop some coin. I'd gladly go back when in the area.
07-17-2012 21:21:07 | More by johnnnniee
Ebenezer's Brewpub / Lively Brewing Co. in Brunswick, ME
100 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.