Coastal Maine

Discussion in 'US - Northeast' started by Franswa, Aug 27, 2022.

  1. Franswa

    Franswa Feb 8, 2022 Illinois

    traveling to Maine In September, I am currently a Zombie Dust girl....wondering which beers or breweries to visit while there with a beer kind of similar? Thanks for ur help!!
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  2. seakayak

    seakayak May 20, 2007 Massachusetts

    Franswa, try Maine Beer Company's Lunch - it's very much like Zombie Dust, maybe better! That's a beautiful area to visit in the fall - enjoy! :beers:
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  3. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    You should go to Portland and maybe ask at breweries which beers they recommend for someone who likes Zombie Dust. I’m sure Bissell Brothers would have an IPA or two that would do the trick for you.
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  4. LakesideBrewing

    LakesideBrewing Dec 1, 2013 Massachusetts

    Coastal Portland, or Coastal Bar Harbor? Lots of distance and options in between. Either way, it’s a beautiful time of year to visit Maine! Cheers.
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  5. Franswa

    Franswa Feb 8, 2022 Illinois

    Thanks Sea! Have actually tried Maine Lunch, considering going to Maine Co brewery and finally trying Dinner, so hard to get here in Illinois :slight_frown:
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  6. Franswa

    Franswa Feb 8, 2022 Illinois

    Actually in and around Ogunquit!
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  7. Franswa

    Franswa Feb 8, 2022 Illinois

    Actually in and around Ogunquit
  8. vtcraft

    vtcraft Apr 1, 2013 Vermont

    Tributary in kittery,
    Tullys in wells has the best selection for local bottle shops,
    Be sure to head to Portland for at-least a day.
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  9. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    Plus one to all three selections above.
  10. Piels25

    Piels25 Dec 17, 2013 Massachusetts

    Walk the Marginal Way
    Rum Punch at Barnacle Billy's
    Dinner across the street at The Oarweed (overlooking Marginal Way, Atlantic views)
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  11. Piels25

    Piels25 Dec 17, 2013 Massachusetts

    * And don't skip the baked stuffed potato at the Oarweed!
  12. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    I’ve been going to Ogunquit for 20 years and I’ve never seen either of those restaurants open, because we always go in November.
  13. nh2032

    nh2032 Oct 15, 2009 New York

    I never see it mentioned much, but I always love Austin St Patina while I'm in Maine. Maybe a little more hazy, less bitter than Zombie Dust, still worth trying.
  14. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog Aug 17, 2012 South Dakota

    Good call, Dinner is fantastic! Also try anything you can get from Bissell Brothers Brewing. More NEIPA than ZD, but outstanding beers!

    Enjoy Maine, it is a beautiful place, especially in the fall!
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  15. bruindre

    bruindre Jun 20, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Ignoring practicality for a minute, 3 thoughts come to mind merely because you mention coastal Maine (I know you’re in Ogunquit; dismiss theses as needed). From least outrageous to most:
    1. Deciduous Brewing Company has done some decent IPA & sour work (for something outside the Portland/Saco area). Probably 45 min from Ogunquit.
    2. Oxbow Brewing’s Newcastle location is a must stop for me whenever I’m near Portland. In the cuts, it’s a beautiful property apropos to the beautiful beer they have. There are a handful of taps, but bottle/can pours are also available.
    3. Further up the coast (or Down East…or whatever they say up there) is Odd Alewives. Small spot, only featuring a handful of beers, but if you’re anywhere near that part of the coast, worth a stop. (you aren’t, so the travel up there is probably not worth it).
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