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Any good beers in the Gorham, Portland Maine area?

Discussion in 'New England' started by Charlie_Hoss, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Charlie_Hoss

    Charlie_Hoss Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 2, 2013 Beer Trader

    My sister is visiting her friend next week in Maine and I was wondering if there was anything worth having her try to pick up while there. Thanks in advance!
  2. plaid75

    plaid75 Champion (800) New York Jan 13, 2005

    Growlers from Run of the Mill in Saco.
  3. sk8man121

    sk8man121 Savant (295) Maine Aug 24, 2007

    I live in Gorham. There are no beers here, except in my fridge. Tell her to stop by.

    In all seriousness, though, Portland is one of the biggest "beer cities" in America right now. Within a stone's throw you have Allagash, Maine Beer Co., Rising Tide, and Bull Jagger, all of whom make very nice beers (the first two make benchmark beers). You can also get kegs of Oxbow at the Bier Cellar on Forest ave, and they're making the best saisons in America outside of Hill Farmstead in my opinion. The options are pretty endless around here.

    In even more seriousness, though, tell her to stop by; with her friend.
    tehzachatak likes this.
  4. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Aficionado (235) Maine Jun 20, 2009

    I guess it depends: where are you from, so we know which Maine beers you do/don't get? What styles do you like? How far is this friend willing to drive?

    Allagash and Maine Beer Co are the obvious first two, readily available in Portland and certainly worth bringing home if you don't get them where you are.
  5. Charlie_Hoss

    Charlie_Hoss Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 2, 2013 Beer Trader

    haha sk8man121 I will see if they have any single friends for you ;) I am Located in Central Jersey and I am pretty sure the only thing I have had from maine besides allagash and maine beer company. I can honestly say my sister probably will not go too far out of the way but she will respectively look in a couple of places for me. I like IPAs, Stouts, Wheats...im really not too picky just not a huge fan of extremely tart beers. I picked up Bruery Oude Tart and that was too much for me. As far as IPAs go Im up for anything. Thanks for your quick responses!
  6. sk8man121

    sk8man121 Savant (295) Maine Aug 24, 2007

    If she's coming to Gorham (USM I'm assuming?), she's only a 15 minute drive from beer nirvana my brotha :)
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  7. sk8man121

    sk8man121 Savant (295) Maine Aug 24, 2007

    Tell her to go to RSVP and Bier Cellar, both located on Forest Ave in Portland. About 12 miles from USM campus in Gorham.
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  8. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Savant (395) Maine Oct 28, 2011

    There may still be bottles of the Coolship Resergum at Allagash... hint, hint.
  9. bishopdc0

    bishopdc0 Advocate (500) Maine Jan 23, 2010 Beer Trader

    MBC peeper, Zoe
    Rising Tide Denmark
    Baxter stowaway ipa

    MBC mean old tom
    Rising Tide Ursa minor
    Baxter phantom punch

    NJ and Maine share slot of distribution, hut the above should be available at any beer store also whole foods in Portland usually has limited stuff lying about such as bolt cutter and BCBS
    mathematizer likes this.
  10. my choices for you would be:

    Allagash: Hugh Malone
    MBC: Mo, King Titus, Lunch,
    Rising Tide: Tempest, Zephyr
    Marshall Wharf: Cant Dog
    Baxter: Stowaway IPA, Phantom Punch
  11. kaia

    kaia Aficionado (245) Maine Jan 28, 2003

    In Gorham there is a Brewery and Brewpub by the name of Sebago Brewing Company. Tours at 2PM M-F daily.
  12. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Advocate (645) Maine May 1, 2011

    There are fresh cans of Baxter Stowaway IPA available now. Canned on 12/27/12. Just have her check the bottom of the can for the date.
  13. dasenebler

    dasenebler Savant (490) Maine Jan 26, 2008

    Go find Sebago Bub (Black IPA). It is one of the best examples of the style--Black IPA, American Black Ale, Cascadian Dark Ale, etc.-- that I have ever had. Cheers
  14. Charlie_Hoss

    Charlie_Hoss Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 2, 2013 Beer Trader

    thanks all, looks like I will be making a list for her to search for some things for me!
  15. Keyes88

    Keyes88 Savant (335) New Jersey Jul 19, 2011 Beer Trader

    Have her call you if she goes to RSVP. It is a fantastic store that can be VERY overwhelming to someone inexperienced with craft brew.
  16. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Savant (395) Maine Oct 28, 2011

    have her stop by Bier Cellar on Forest Ave- Greg can def help out.
  17. dciBA

    dciBA Savant (400) Maine Dec 23, 2007

    Ya greg is super knowledgable and helpful. It's that sort of thing the really seperates bier cellar from RSVP
  18. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Savant (395) Maine Oct 28, 2011

    Thats kinda where I was going with that without calling out RSVP... lol