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Gritty McDuff's Brew Pub & Restaurant

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Gritty McDuff's Brew Pub & RestaurantGritty McDuff's Brew Pub & Restaurant
BA SCORE
88
very good

46 Ratings
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Active Beers: 1
Beer Ratings: 2
Beer Avg: 3.52
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

187 Lower Main St
Freeport, Maine, 04032-1002
United States
phone: (207) 865-4321

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @grittys

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slander

New York

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%

Karl and Nance keep moving further and further away. One might begin to take that kind of thing personally, one might. We'll go up north every year or other, have a look at 'em, see if they can still stand us, we old college friends. Portland one day, Freeport the other, it's kind of what we do. The latter involves hitting the Bean store, and mulling around some of the other shops in town, including that freaky Civil War place. And then Grittys 'cause it's an easy sell for lunchtime phenomena...

Longer if not seemingly larger than the Portland location, maybe definitely it's just the spreadoutity of it all. Split this way and that way there, the action's in what you would consider the main room, a copper topped "J" shaped bar seating a dozen on the inside wall. Roughly 10 taps on a box tower on the bar and 2 handpumps down just past there. Cooler horizontal behind the bar holding stacked glassware, and counters over shelving to both sides holding booze & more. Pedastooled shelving above on the ends to both sides of a center flatscreen. Large ceramic mug club mug rack over the bar, more mugs on the back wall. Framed Best Bitter 22 in a stained glass box, a Real Ale '98 medal, trophies and such in the windows behind the bar.

8 picnic tables & a roundy on the end adjacent to the bar, and some bar counter space on a wall of windows, overlooking a sunken brewroom holding brick lined brew kettles. Red walls, beige walls to the rear over angled curtained windows, slat red wood below.
Deck out back and lower lawn below; I think they do something down there. Grayish teal ceiling with track spots and drop lamps over the seating. Framed pics, brewery signage, mirrors & trays, mug club Olympics pics, a collage of Gritty's kids which I hadn't really noticed before, hanging murals, and the giant map of Maine to remind you that you're so barely into the state. Taps written on a dry erase board on the end of the bar near a flatscreen there, and another to the rear over the brewroom. Other room, way down at the other end, holding 9 picnic tables & 3 roundies in the center running an "L" around a similar shaped bar to that on the other side. Smaller, tighter, not as lively, me thinks.

Lunching today, chili, yes, is good, yes, and the always amazing barley coated chicken sandwich, crispy crunchy goodness. Every time we go there, my friends mock me and pretend that they don't have it on the menu anymore because they know I eat it every time we're there and how I look forward to it. This sandwich is religion and may have saved my life. And I ain't goin' nowhere 'til I get me one of them blueberry-meth crisp dessert things, lovely. Food was good, as usual, everyone enjoyed their meals. And a beer or two. Started with the Black Fly Stout 'cause I do, and then had a Pale Ale, both were tasty.

Food's good, beer's good, no problems on the service side, and they've got a decent crowd here. Freeport and having been Beaned, we go Gritty.

***Revisit 6 years later on my every year or two's getting back up to Maine, lunchin' Freeport. Chowder of the day is Haddock & corn, was real tasty. Haddock is apparently, a fish, just so you know. And now I'm looking for the bestest chicken sandwich from ever; it used to be called the barley coated chicken sandwich, and was just that, but they renamed it the brewer's sandwich, 'cause I guess he liked it too. I don't see it on the menu and am freaking the fuck out, you know, on the inside. No, wait, it's here, they renamed it again, it's now called the chicken stacker. They need to stop screwing with me and changing its name up every few years. Seriously, I got all a-scared, but all is well now. And it was awesome, just like I remember it being.

7 house beers (Pub Style, Black Fly Stout, Best Brown, Best Bitter, 21 IPA, Raspberry Wheat, Sebago Light) and 2 seasonals (Strong Oatmeal Stout, Scottish) and 2 beers on cask (Blackfly Stout, 21 IPA). The Strong Oatmeal Stout (SOS), at 6.5%, you really get the alcohol; still it's nicely oaty and reeeeal smoooth; the 21 IPA, nice hoppiness, but oh, had a bit of butter to it; and the Scottish, seemed real light, but it was on the heels of the Black Fly Stout, so it's tough to say for sure.

Still Gritty's.

03-01-2003 07:58:28 | More by slander
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Gritty McDuff's Brew Pub & Restaurant in Freeport, ME
88 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.