The Best Maine Breweries, Brewpubs, and Taprooms

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Toss arrows at your Maine brewery map, because there are a ton of beer trails to follow, Craft Beer Ranger. The (Lone) Pine Tree State is your beer salvation. We're also super excited for the opening of KIT NA Brewing, Maine's first non-alcoholic brewery.

Just because Portland, OR gets all of the craft beer credit doesn't mean that we should discount breweries in Portland, ME. Portland, Maine has some very robust microbreweries and taprooms, from the Old Port to old Munjoy Hill. Further up the state near Acadia National Park is Bar Harbor, which plays host to half a dozen microbreweries.

New England State Brewery lists

Atlantic Brewing Company Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale
Made with Maine blueberries!

Atlantic Brewing Company

15 Knox Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Bar Harbor, one of the hottest spots for tourism in the Northeast, is home to Atlantic Brewing Company. What makes that funny is that Atlantic Brewing is a few miles outside of town. With biergarten-style tables indoors and a great outdoor beer garden (almost literally), ABC is a worthy stop after a day's hike at Acadia.

With regard to beer, we've always enjoyed a good Bar Harbor Blueberry.

Allagash Brewing Company Allagash White
One of the best beers made in Maine

Allagash Brewing Company

Portland, ME

Allagash is arguably Maine's biggest name in the craft beer industry. Allagash White, their flagship brew, is an infinitely drinkable belgian-style witbier that has won numerous awards over the years. Patrons can enjoy pours & tours at their Portland taproom and brewery set back from downtown on Industrial Way. If you're touring Portland breweries, you should not miss Allagash as it is one of, if not the, best breweries in Portland, Maine.

Baxter Brewing Company

Lewiston, ME

Lewiston's Bates Mill is where Baxter Brewing calls itself home. The taproom retains all of the charm from it's original mill building design, while upholding the vision of modernity through its wood, brick and glass aesthetics. It's our way of saying you and some buddies could drink a few pints of beer after work there just as easily as you could get married there - they do host private events ...

Baxter has even partnered with the Free Jacks, a Major League Rugby team and the first of it's kind in New England, to create Free Jacks IPA, a bright and aromatic India Pale Ale that will be on tap at all Free Jacks home matches.

Beers to try include Logger Road, Staycation Land, and Coastal Haze, a year-round Hazy IPA. We're also very, very curious about the Ice Storm of '98.

Bissell Brothers Brewing Company

38 Resurgam Place, Portland, ME 04102

Bissell Brothers and their outrageously fantastic beer took Portland (and Milo, ME) by storm over the last decade. With a large taproom sited @ Thompson Point, the brewery is the perfect spot for a Skate & Slake, given that The Rink is right next door.

A visit to the old railway building will leave patrons satiated with a belly full of hoppy ales and farmed, fished, and foraged gourmet eats. If you need a hand in choosing a beer, look at The Substance, Swish, or Angels with Filthy Souls. If you want to get adventurous, try the Spruce Tip Substance, an IPA brewed with foraged Spruce Tips for the dankest notes of Earth. Last, their 2021 Festbier was one of the best Oktoberfest beers we had the pleasure of enjoying.

  • Bissell Brothers Portland is open 7 days a week
  • Bissell Brothers Three Rivers is open Thursday to Sunday
Vanilla Superdome, a Milkshake Double IPA brewed by Definitive Brewing Company
One of our friend's favorite craft brews

Definitive Brewing Company

Definitive Brewing has two locations, one in Portland and one in Kittery. They brew excellent IPAs and session ales. They've seen a rapid growth in popularity over their half decade of existence, as evidenced by the opening of the second taproom in Kittery in 2020. We suggest you try the Vanilla Superdome, the Entity, the Contee, or the Portals (w/cherry).

Federal Jack's Kennebunkport Brewing Company in Kennebunkport, ME
A chill vibe at Federal Jack's

Federal Jack's

Kennebunkport, ME

One of the oldest brewpubs operating in the state, FJ's boasts an amazing view of the Kennebunkport harbor from it's second level deck. It's the birthplace of Shipyard Brewing Company and has a full-service restaurant backing up its lineup of diverse craft brews. Rumor has it that Federal Jack's served the best pineapple upside-down cake dessert in the Winter of 2003. We can neither confirm nor deny that rumor.

Grab a Bluefin Stout and the Brew Pub Poutine and call it a day. You also have the option of ordering a flight of beers. Or, check in on the monthly cask-conditioned release.

Lunch, an IPA brewed by Maine Beer Company
Simple can and bottle labels please us

Maine Beer Company

Freeport, ME

We often wonder what Tom did to earn the moniker Mean Old Tom. What's worse, to have that moniker immortalized in Maine Beer Company's American Stout of the same name. Who is this Tom, and is he really mean? We digress.

Maine Beer Co.'s tasting room is astoundingly ultra-modern. Out of it they serve pizzas, salads, and beers named after meals of the day (lunch, dinner, etc.). Plus, Freeport's a pretty sweet town to visit in the Summer and the Fall (Leaf peeper season).

The Way Life Should Be, brewed by Orono Brewing Company
Would this beer have been named Vacationland two decades ago?

Orono Brewing Company

Orono, ME

Tubular is the first word that comes to mind when we think about Orono Brewing Company. The word, which vaguely harkens back to the days of Bill & Ted, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Ocean Pacific surf wear, is also a core beer of the Orono-based brewery.

And what do breweries do when they've stumbled upon a great beer recipe? They add more power! Thus, Totally Tubular was born. Totally Tubular is a doubled up version of it's namesake, exploding with flavor from hops like Strata, El Dorado, Citra, and Topaz.

UMaine is a 20 minute walk from the brewery, so expect a student or two if you visit the taproom. Further, Orono Brewing created a graduation ale for the class of 2021. Strong work, Orono. Strong work.

Seaworthy, a IPA brewed by Oxbow Brewing Company
Seaworthy is a great name for a Maine beer

Oxbow Brewing Company

Newcastle, ME

DJ sets. Superhero Lady Arm-Wrestlers of Portland (S.L.A.P.), and Private Weddings are all in a day's work for Oxbow Brewing out of Newcastle, Oxford, and Portland. Let's address a quick fact or two about each location.

  • Newcastle (The Farmhouse). Beyond the farm and orchard where Oxbow's beer ingredients are born, there are bike trails abound and logging roads for hiking. There is even cross country skiing on-site in the winter.
  • Oxford (Beer Garden). - The Oxford Beer Garden is a mile and a half from the Oxford Casino. It also sits on the road in to one of the largest and most popular ski resorts in New England, Sunday River.
  • Portland (Blending & Bottling). Part event space, part art gallery, and part shared patio with Duckfact, one of the best restaurants in the city of Portland. The Munjoy Hill brewery is just a short walk from the Eastern Prom, if you're looking for some touristy views of the ocean.

A List of Craft Beer Breweries in Maine

All 131 breweries, taprooms, and brewpubs in ME. Now go visit them.

  1. Brewpub | 80 Columbia St, Bangor, ME 04401 | (207) 573-1979
  2. Taproom | 132 Peaked Mountain Drive, Amherst, ME 04428 | (207) 584-2337
  3. Taproom | 173 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605 | (207) 412-0045
  4. Brewery | 50 Industrial Way, Portland, ME 04103 | (207) 878-5385
  5. Microbrewery | 295 Main Street, Wilton, ME 04294 | (207) 491-8458
  6. Microbrewery | 353 High St, Lincolnville, ME 04849 | (207) 763-3305
  7. Microbrewery | 15 Knox Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | (207) 288-2337
  8. Brewpub | 52 Cottage Street Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | (207) 288-4592
  9. Taproom | 1 Industrial Way Ste 8, Portland, ME 04103 | (207) 200-1994
  10. Taproom | 115 Fox Street, Portland, ME 04101 | (207) 200-1994
  11. Microbrewery | 13-W, 32 Main Street, Biddeford, ME 04005 | (207) 602-1561
  12. Brewpub | 330 Bangor Mall Blvd, Bangor, ME 04401 | (207) 947-6605
  13. Brewpub | 119 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | (207) 288-2886
  14. Microbrewery | 11 Mill Brook Road, Saco, ME 04072 | (207) 602-6439
  15. Taproom | 149 Water Street, Gardiner, ME 04345 | (207) 203-0015
  16. Brewpub | 141 Front St, Bath, ME 04530 | (207) 560-3389
  17. Brewpub | 12 Western Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04043 | (207) 967-8821
  18. Microbrewery | 1 Industrial Way Ste 12, Portland, ME 04103 | null
  19. Brewery | 130 Mill St, Lewiston, ME 04240 | (207) 333-6769
  20. Taproom | 2 Cottage St Ste 1, Bridgton, ME 04009 | (207) 647-8000
  21. Taproom | 43 Lisbon St, Lewiston, ME 04240 | (207) 200-1324
  22. Contract Brewer | 100 Searsport Ave, Belfast, ME 04915 | (207) 460-8654
  23. Brewpub | 473 Bigelow Hill Rd, Skowhegan, ME 04976 | (207) 399-6262
  24. Microbrewery | 19 Portland Rd, Gray, ME 04039 | (207) 657-4593
  25. Microbrewery | 157 Elm St, Milo, ME 04463 | (207) 808-8258
  26. Microbrewery | 4 Thompsons Pt Ste 108, Portland, ME 04102 | (207) 423-3622
  27. Taproom | 19 Mill St Ste 4, Orono, ME 04473 | (207) 889-9123
  28. Taproom | 30 Bath Rd, Brunswick, ME 04011 | (207) 272-5356
  29. Taproom | 46 Betton St Ste 3, Brewer, ME 04412 | null
  30. Taproom | 5 Bay View St, Camden, ME 04843 | (207) 230-8713
  31. Microbrewery | 28 Pearl St, Biddeford, ME 04005 | (207) 571-9412
  32. Brewpub | 301 Adams Pond Rd, Boothbay, ME 04537 | (207) 633-3411
  33. Taproom | 66 Cove St, Portland, ME 04101 | (207) 956-7583
  34. Brewpub | 236 Main St, Yarmouth, ME 04096 | (207) 847-0411
  35. Microbrewery | 17 Westfield Street, Portland, ME 04102 | (207) 450-5014
  36. Taproom | 1 Sullivan St, Berwick, ME 03901 | (207) 651-4594
  37. Microbrewery | 243 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330 | (207) 213-6332
  38. Microbrewery | 38 Evergreen Dr, Portland, ME 04103 | (207) 878-2337
  39. Brewpub | 33 Tenney Hl, Blue Hill, ME 04614 | (207) 374-2411
  40. Microbrewery | 318 US Route 1, Kittery, ME 03904 | (207) 536-1288
  41. Microbrewery | 35 Industrial Way, Portland, ME 04103 | (207) 536-1288
  42. Microbrewery | 28 Pearl St, Biddeford, ME 04005 | null
  43. Brewpub | 8 Western Ave Ste 6, Kennebunkport, ME 04043 | (207) 967-4311
  44. Taproom | 28 Market St Ste 103, Fort Kent, ME 04743 | null
  45. Brewpub | 11 Atlantic Ave, Brunswick, ME 04011 | (207) 504-5133
  46. Taproom | 860 Maple Ridge Road, Harrison, ME 04040 | (207) 779-5588
  47. Taproom | 33 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | (207) 801-9165
  48. Taproom | 25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605 | (207) 370-0845
  49. Taproom | 25 Granary Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04544 | (207) 352-3007
  50. Microbrewery | 45 Huntress Ave, South Portland, ME 04106 | (207) 370-0629
  51. Brewpub | 15 Ocean St, South Portland, ME 04106 | (207) 618-6977
  52. Microbrewery | 1 Industrial Way Ste 5, Portland, ME 04103 | (207) 370-8187
  53. Brewpub | 84 Main St, Bucksport, ME 04416 | (207) 947-3770
  54. Microbrewery | 21 Ledgewood Lane, Lyman, ME 04002 | (207) 409-6814
  55. Brewpub | 32 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 | (207) 934-8432
  56. Microbrewery | 34 Abbott St, Brewer, ME 04412 | (207) 945-3730
  57. Brewpub | 570 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401 | (207) 945-3730
  58. Taproom | 94 Patterson Rd, Limerick, ME 04048 | (207) 793-0046
  59. Microbrewery | 219 Anderson Street, Portland, ME 04101 | (207) 808-8910
  60. Taproom | 26 Route 126, Monmouth, ME 04259 | (207) 933-8213
  61. Brewpub | 68 Main St, Auburn, ME 04210 | (207) 376-2739
  62. Brewpub | 396 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101 | (207) 772-2739
  63. Brewpub | 187 Lower Main St, Freeport, ME 04032 | (207) 865-4321
  64. Taproom | 73 Mile Road, Wells, ME 04090 | (207) 646-0228
  65. Taproom | 125 John Roberts Road, South Portland, ME 04106 | (207) 747-5258
  66. Brewpub | 102 Eden St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | (207) 288-5214
  67. Nanobrewery | null, Portland, ME 04103 | null
  68. Taproom | 1771 US Rte 201, The Forks, ME 04985 | (207) 200-1324
  69. Microbrewery | 4 Marshall Shore Rd, Liberty, ME 04949 | (207) 891-9838
  70. Taproom | 218 S Main St, Rockland, ME 04841 | (207) 593-8436
  71. Brewpub | 7 Coon Mountain Ln, Liberty, ME 04949 | (207) 322-7663
  72. Brewpub | 250 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101 | (207) 221-8889
  73. Microbrewery | 219 Anderson St, Portland, ME 04101 | (207) 536-4952
  74. Taproom | 48 Sanford Dr, Gorham, ME 04038 | (207) 536-4952
  75. Brewpub | 200 Lost Valley Road, Auburn, ME 04210 | (207) 784-1561
  76. Brewpub | 41 Water St, Lubec, ME 04652 | (207) 733-4555
  77. Microbrewery | null, Biddeford, ME 04005 | null
  78. Brewpub | 86 Main Street, Machias, ME 04654 | (207) 259-6001
  79. Brewery | 525 US Route 1, Freeport, ME 04032 | (207) 221-5711
  80. Contract Brewer | 1 Post Office Square, Waterville, ME 04901 | (207) 873-2457
  81. Microbrewery | 2 Main St, Orono, ME 04473 | (207) 866-1277
  82. Microbrewery | 15 Hardy St, Brewer, ME 04412 | (207) 989-6300
  83. Taproom | 920 Main Street, Westbrook, ME 04092 | (207) 712-6051
  84. Taproom | 103 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 | (207) 347-9918
  85. Taproom | 1 Boody Lane, Monhegan, ME 04852 | (207) 975-3958
  86. Taproom | 437 Lewiston Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260 | (207) 926-8284
  87. Brewpub | 201 Gorham Road, Scarborough, ME 04074 | (207) 219-8948
  88. Taproom | 2 Iron Point Road, North Haven, ME 04853 | (207) 867-2337
  89. Brewpub | 22 Main Street, Caribou, ME 04736 | (207) 492-2185
  90. Brewpub | 237 Main Street, Norway, ME 04268 | (207) 739-2126
  91. Taproom | 10 Westpoint Ln Bldg 10 Ste 204, Biddeford, ME 04005 | (207) 468-1538
  92. Microbrewery | 101 Oak Pond Rd, Skowhegan, ME 04976 | (207) 474-3233
  93. Taproom | 99 Old Rte One, Waldoboro, ME 04572 | (207) 790-8406
  94. Microbrewery | 26 State St, Bangor, ME 04401 | (207) 262-5027
  95. Microbrewery | 61 Margin St, Orono, ME 04473 | (207) 866-1272
  96. Brewpub | 420 Main Street, Oxford, ME 04270 | (207) 539-5178
  97. Microbrewery | 49 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME 04101 | (207) 350-0025
  98. Microbrewery | 274 Jones Woods Road, Newcastle, ME 04553 | (207) 315-5962
  99. Nanobrewery | 110 Marginal Way, Portland, ME 04101 | (207) 586-5586
  100. Microbrewery | 279 South Main Street, Winterport, ME 04496 | (207) 223-4500
  101. Microbrewery | 103 Fox Street, Portland, ME 04101 | (207) 370-2337
  102. Brewpub | 5 Payne Avenue, Rockland, ME 04841 | (207) 701-7811
  103. Taproom | 416 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841 | (207) 593-7488
  104. Brewpub | 100 Main St, Saco, ME 04072 | (207) 571-9648
  105. Microbrewery | 10 Jockey Cap Ln, Fryeburg, ME 04037 | (207) 256-3028
  106. Microbrewery | 61 Tarbox Road, Westport Island, ME 04578 | (207) 522-0840
  107. Brewpub | 26 Front Street, Bangor, ME 04401 | (207) 947-8009
  108. Microbrewery | 1 Main Street, Camden, ME 04843 | (207) 230-1306
  109. Brewpub | 125 Western Avenue, S Portland, ME 04106 | (207) 871-7000
  110. Microbrewery | 616 Main St, Gorham, ME 04038 | (207) 856-2537
  111. Brewpub | 29 Elm Street, Gorham, ME 04038 | (207) 856-2537
  112. Brewpub | 65 Portland Road, Kennebunk, ME 04043 | (207) 985-9855
  113. Brewpub | 211 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101 | (207) 775-2337
  114. Brewpub | 201 Southborough Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074 | (207) 874-2337
  115. Microbrewery | 74 Hollywood Blvd, Whitefield, ME 04353 | (207) 549-5530
  116. Brewpub | 5000 Commons Circle, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947 | (207) 824-5269
  117. Brewpub | White Heat Road, Newry, ME 04261 | (207) 824-5269
  118. Brewpub | 28 Levesque Drive, Eliot, ME 03903 | (207) 686-2026
  119. Brewery | 86 Newbury St, Portland, ME 04101 | (207) 761-0807
  120. Brewpub | 1110 Minot Ave, Auburn, ME 04210 | (207) 689-3030
  121. Taproom | 1 York St Ste 3, York, ME 03909 | (207) 351-8162
  122. Taproom | 8 Varney Rd, Freeport, ME 04032 | (207) 317-1115
  123. Taproom | 7 Mechanic Street, Bethel, ME 04217 | (207) 890-1337
  124. Taproom | 7 Rope Ferry Rd, Sedgwick, ME 04676 | (207) 359-8722
  125. Brewpub | 29 Sunday River Rd, Bethel, ME 04217 | (207) 824-4253
  126. Taproom | 894 Moosehead Trail Hwy, Jackson, ME 04921 | (207) 505-0006
  127. Brewpub | 9000 Main St Apt 21, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947 | (207) 237-2451
  128. Brewpub | 115 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347 | (207) 623-2739
  129. Taproom | 56 Crawfordsburn Ln, Union, ME 04862 | (207) 785-0028
  130. Taproom | 22 Main Street, Searsmont, ME 04973 | (207) 975-3225
  131. Taproom | 10 Shapleigh Rd, Kittery, ME 03904 | (207) 703-0093
  132. Taproom | 805 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938 | (207) 944-0697
  133. Taproom | 842 N. Guilford Road, Monson, ME 04464 | (207) 997-3424
  134. Taproom | 200 Anderson St, Portland, ME 04101 | (207) 773-8331
  135. Taproom | 30 Summer St Ste B, Winthrop, ME 04364 | (207) 395-5340
  136. Taproom | 343 Waterman Beach Rd, South Thomaston, ME 04858 | (207) 593-2249
  137. Taproom | 10 Water St Ste 110, Waterville, ME 04901 | (207) 314-2400
  138. Taproom | 306 Route 1, Suite C, Kittery, ME 03904 | (207) 994-3911
  139. Taproom | 721 Main Street, Waterboro, ME 04087 | (207) 286-5290
  140. Taproom | 609 Main Street, Westbrook, ME 04092 | (207) 591-0633
  141. Microbrewery | 33 Railroad Avenue, York, ME 03902 | (207) 351-8171