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What Portland brews should I go out of my way to try?

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What Portland brews should I go out of my way to try?

sixteenbiticon | Aug 11, 2010 07:48 AM

I'll be visiting your lovely city(town?) in a few short weeks and am eager to know what local seasonal microbrews should I go out of my way to sample during my visit? A Blueberry Ale perhaps? I noticed that Sebago makes one, is there a better option? I also saw they just releaesed a Pumpkinhead Ale. That looks interesting. Also the Smashed Pumpkin one, but I have a feeling I missed that one.

I've read great things about The Great Lost Bear and Novare Res, but am looking for specific (seasonal or not) beer recommendations.

I don't love uber-bitter beers. I like pale ales, but IPA, double IPA etc. are a bit harsh for me. I also don't care for beers with a heavy wheat presence (the medicine cabinet flavor... to me it tastes like how bandaids smell...)

I tend to like any type of beer as long as it tastes balanced, and I'm a huge fan of porters and stouts, although in this heat I'll most likely be opting for something a tad lighter.

Thanks!

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The Great Lost Bear
540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101

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