More Mixed 12-Packs of Maine

More from my Maine Beer Trip Report…

After enjoying two mixed 12-packs of Maine brew during my summer vacation, I wanted to take some home. I left the state with a nice selection that I can’t find back in the DMV, My stockpile included:

The Gritty Dozen from Gritty McDuff’s

The 12-pack includes two beers I tried in my nine-beer sampler at the Gritty’s brewpub in Freeport, Original Pub Style and Halloween Ale, along with two I didn’t sample at the pub, Best Brown Ale and Maine’s Best IPA.

Peak Organic Brewing Company

The 12-pack includes:

  • Summer Session Ale, a traditional summer wheat beer marries a West Coast pale ale (5.0%)
  • Pale Ale, a complex hybrid between a West-Coast Pale Ale and a British-Style Pale Ale (5.1%)
  • Nut Brown Ale, starts out very smooth like an English-style Brown Ale and ends with a crisp, nutty finish (4.7)%
  • IPA, a strong, assertive, hop-forward IPA (7.2%)

Peak Organic offered some of the best brew that I tried from Maine,

In addition to the mix packs, I brought home a six packs of:

  • Pamola Xtra Pale Ale, Baxter Brewing Company, Auburn, ME
  • Andrew’s Pale Ale and Brown Ale, Andrew’s Brewing Company, Lincolnville, ME
  • Geary’s IPA, D.L. Geary Brewing Company, Portland, ME

Finally, I can’t end my Maine beer trip report without mentioning my visit to Novare Res Bier Cafe in downtown Portland, where they were having a Founders tap takeover on the night we visited. I love Founders and loved sampling some of their hard-to-find beers. Thanks to Chris and Tricia for taking me to Novare Res and thanks to Chris for his home brew!

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