US - New England Portland, ME Guide

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  1. BSimp603

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    Twice a year, spring and fall. Always a good time.
     
  2. brother rebus

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    gonna send a stool muel on 4/27. thanks friends.
     
  3. BeersMorgan

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    Allagash fans dream
     
  4. brother rebus

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    sorry- forgot to ask if the Tributary bottle releases bring on heavy line-ups. Or whether one could dip in a little later and grab some bottles and go.
     
  5. mixylplik4

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    I was told July 20 by someone at the tasting room. Same place by the Springpoint Ledge Lighthouse. See you there!
     
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    I can't miss this one, can't do it, but I was really hoping for mid-August. :(
     
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  7. Kraftster

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    Hey all,

    Heading to Maine in September. Air bnb in Georgetown for 4 nights and tent camping in Acadia for 2. I'll be hitting Suarez on the way up from Pittsburgh and detouring home through Greensboro, so locking in those bookends, my time in Maine won't be all that beer-filled. But I do want to try to get to Novare Res, Allagash, MBC, and Oxbow (Newcastle) if I can.

    Primary questions are:

    (1) Any breweries stand out as being a good stop with kids (8 and 5)?
    (2) Bars/restaurants suitable for kids with a nice beer selection?
    (3) Pretty sure in Acadia I'll just be enjoying my Suarez pils under the stars, but is there anything beer-related up that way that I'm missing?

    Non-beer-related: Any favorite hikes, factoring in kids, within a reasonable drive from Georgetown?
     
  8. Iliketurtles

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    There aren't any extensive hikes on georgetown. It's not a huge island. I recommend going to reid state park and climbing on the rocks and walking both beaches. At low tide search through the rocks at the end of the beaches for crabs. Popham beach is also amazing, but that is a 45 minute drive. There is a popham fort kids can walk around too a little further up the road. Thorne Head Preserve is a decent easy hike in bath. You can also just walk along the waterfront in bath.

    I know nothing about kid friendly beer places. Oxbow Newcastle I believe there are minor hikes around the property. Georgetown and Bath are beer wastelands. The "brewery" in bath is horrible. Beale street is probably the best bet for beer/really good food/kid friendly in bath.
     
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  9. Kraftster

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    Thanks for the response! I've always wanted to go to the original Oxbow and have heard, as you said, there are some short trails and that it is very kid friendly.

    I know Georgetown itself isn't a destination. It really worked out to be the best option for (relative) proximity to Portland, Freeport, and some relatives I have that live in Phippsburg, when accounting for price. When I'm driving 14 hours for vacation, I am not really phased by 45-90 minute drives to get places, so I welcome any recommendations within that distance!
     
  10. Iliketurtles

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    In that case, wolfe's neck state park near freeport is good. Head down to the rocks to look for eagles on the island right off the shore.

    Mount Battie in Camden - can be done on the way to acadia

    There still aren't any amazing hikes I know of within 90 minutes of georgetown.
     
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  11. iong516

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    If you're passing through Bangor at a time it makes sense, Nocturnem is a solid restaurant/bar with good taps and occasional awesome finds in their rar cooler. There's not a ball pit, but it's suitable enough for kids I'd think?

    Southwest Harbor has a good liquor store with lots of beer. I've been finding less rare stuff there the past few years, but it's still always worth a pop in. Sometimes bottles get tucked behind other bottles on shelves, left in strange corners...
     
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    I haven't been to Portland since the last Pils and Love Fest there in 2017, and am so fucking happy to be attending again this year. So are there any bars, breweries, or restaurants that have opened in the last 2 years that I simply must visit?

    Also, the last time I was up I recall it being nearly goddamned impossible to find somewhere to eat breakfast that didn't have like a 10 hour wait, so I am most definitely also looking for coffee and breakfast spot recs.

    Thank you all, and I look forward to drinking my weight in pilsner then falling asleep on a jetty in your fine city.
     
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  13. HopStocker

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    You probably already are aware, but hit Novare Res for sure. Also every time I’m there and I run into the same issue I usually hit East Ender, great brunch spot
     
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    Same!
     
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    In Maine for the week for Vacation.

    What’s the deal with this Russian River drop while Vinnie is in town?

    Staying in Ogunquit, but will be venturing to Portland at some point.

    So hard to leave this State.
     
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    According to the manager at Novare, they have asked for a while and it finally happened. Feel like there's a little more to it but <shruggyshoulders>
     
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    Solution is go early :cool:

    I do find that Local 188 gets busier later than most and their brunch is great. But this time of the year practically everything is busy.
     
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  18. HopStunna

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    Can anyone gpiufmb today? A four pack or two of HTFGATT? I’ll be in Portland Thursday and can hook up anyone who can do so.

    Cheers