This past weekend friends and I spent the day touring a few local breweries in Portland, Maine. Some more recognizable then others. We actually stumbled on a few of them accidentally due to an uber driver bringing us to the wrong address, happy accident I suppose!
So this is where our happy accident began! We were headed to Bissel Brothers (they recently changed locations) and landed here. This ended up being my favorite stop of the day! Foundation has a small tasting room, with picnic tables, a relaxed atmosphere and super friendly staff. We were with a group of girls who quite honestly, prefer wine and cocktails. They made the best recommendations and we really enjoyed with Farmhouse Sour and Coffee Burnside Ale!
How charming are these glasses?!
This is definitely one of the more recognizable stops on our tour. Allagash is actually across the street from Freedom, so we couldn’t help but walk over even if it wasn’t on the initial itinerary. And boy are we glad we did. Fun fact – it’s FREE! They offer free beer flights and tours. We opted for a flight and hung out on the heated patio.
One of the best things about breweries, in my opinion, is the energy. Always laid back, relaxed and more often then not, dogs are welcome 🙂
We tried our hand at corn hole on the heated patio!
Urban Farm Fermentory
This place has a focus on ciders, tea’s and kombucha! We did a flight here as well. It was a great way to sample different hard ciders, tea’s and kombucha. Their tea’s and kombucha had a small amount of alcohol in them 1.5% (not sure if this is the case with all kombucha?).
Each one was DELISH! I tried, in this order:
- Blueberry Cider
- Sidrah – Cider flavored with apples
- Ghost Pepper Tea
- honestly I don’t remember – something of the kombucha variety
- Ginger Kombucha
Earthy, hippy vibe – set in a more “urban” setting featuring an industrial look with a farm feel. Outfitted with barrels as tables and of course, corn hole. I think that’s a tasting room/setting must in New England.
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