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Oxbow Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Oxbow Brewing CompanyOxbow Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.98/5
Based on:
29 Beers
1,034 Ratings
Place Score: 97
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: n/a
Taps: 6
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

274 Jones Woods Rd
Newcastle, Maine, 04553-3123
United States
phone: (207) 315-5962

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @oxbowbeer

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-19-2011)
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Reviews by ebustin:
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3.64/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

As mentioned a few months ago, I also missed the driveway to the Brewery on a trip there last August. My wife and I did a quick beer search on the phone while driving around the Boothbay Harbor region on our annual New England craft beer pilgrimage, and were directed to the Oxbow. I actually drove by the entrance convinced that this could not possibly be a retail establishment! Well, you know what they say about a book and its cover. The Oxbow was a real treat. Small, woodsy atmosphere, very little bar space and barrel tables create a stagecoach stop feel that I absolutely loved! The beer was everything a Belgium Farmhouse brewery would want to be. The Pale Ale was my favorite pick of the day.

We spoke with the young lady at the bar and I was surprised to learn that the Oxbow was available in one of our favorite Philly bars, the Kyber Pass. Sure enough, we hit the Kyber over the Christmas Holiday and right there on the sidewalk menu board was the Farmhouse Pale Ale! Sad to say we went inside and found out that they had just kicked the keg, go figure.

More User Reviews:
Photo of jim_carignan
4/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -10.7%

I stopped in here for the first time last weekend with Festero for the goods from the woods gathering. This place is off the beaten path, you're not going to bump into this by mistake, but that adds to the charm. Wooded compound for lack of a better word serving up some great rustic ales. There's a tasting room with many a dozen seats and a handful of taps for samples, growlers or glasses. Building to the left of the tasting room houses a somewhat cramped brewhouse and fermentorium. I'm not sure what the food situation is or the level of service, but I had a hell of a time last weekend and wouldn't hesitate to stop by if in the area.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.12/5  rDev -8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

A unique microbrewery in rural Maine, about an hour northeast of Portland. A neat little tasting room framed in unfinished wood with a couple barrels for tables adjoins the taproom, though there are a few picnic tables outside as well. Really nice to enjoy high quality brews amidst the quiet of a lush forest. Each beer we sampled was delicious.

Not too many bottles available (two on hand when we visited), so I'd suggest bringing a growler or two (or buy one of theirs) if you're interested in bringing some beer home with you. While the tap prices are reasonable, the bottles are fairly expensive.

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

Photo of MWilcox20
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Outstanding brewery. Recently stopped in here on an East Coast brewery tour and we heard about Oxbow word of mouth. This place is a gem! Tucked away in the woods on an awesome wooded property. Had a flight of what they had on tap and honestly though their saisons were on par if not better than the stuff I had recently tasted at Hill Farmstead. Also the pour girl Molly offered her back yard for us to camp!!! and when that didn't work out she personally reserved us a place at a local camp ground. Cant say enough good things. DONT PASS ON INFINITE DARKNESS OR OXTOBERFEST

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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Oxbow Brewing Company in Newcastle, ME
97 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.