Are you a craft beer lover? If so, a trip to the Boothbay Craft Brewery should be in your plans. Consistently named one of the best breweries in Maine, this family-owned facility produces fresh, local beers with a passion. Each batch is crafted by hand and served with all-natural foods in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Located in beautiful Boothbay Harbor, this brewery is perfect for casual drinkers and beer aficionados alike. Here are some of the things you can do there.
Spend an Afternoon at the Boothbay Craft Brewery
1. Take a Tour
The best way to explore the Boothbay Craft Brewery is to take a guided tour of the brewhouse. You’ll learn all about the brewing process and can see the love and care that goes into each brew. This is also a great time to ask the brewmaster some questions! Tours are just $5 per person.
2. Dine at the Watershed Tavern
After your tour, head over to the Watershed Tavern for a bite to eat. This revolutionary-style brewpub serves excellent farm-to-table fare to locals and visitors from across the globe. On the menu, you’ll find a selection of organic pizzas, crisp salads, tavern-style burgers, and more. Don’t forget to wash it down with a cold one! The Tavern is open for lunch and dinner and reservations are highly recommended.
3. Try the Beer
No trip to the Boothbay Craft Brewery is complete without tasting a few different beers. If you’re a fan of American ales, the flagship 633 Pale Ale is ideal. This citrusy ale is very drinkable and has just enough hop presence to awaken the senses. If you’re into dark beers, try the Black Rocks Stout. With heaps of chocolate, caramel, and black malts, it’s perfect in the fall or winter.
The most popular among the regular rotation of Boothbay Craft Brewery beers is the Dexter Rippa Red IPA. This red IPA has a great malt-hop balance that brings a citrusy flavor with its Columbus and Centennial hops. Even better, this beer is available in burly 32-ounce cans. Cheers!
Pro Tip: If you can’t make it to the brewery, there’s no need to worry. You’ll find BCB’s awesome craft beers throughout Boothbay Harbor and neighboring towns. View their online Beer Finder for locations.
Book Your Stay at the Topside Inn
Less than a 10-minute drive from the brewery, our Boothbay Harbor hotel is the perfect place to nurse your hangover. Our property boasts beautiful water views, coastal accommodations, and a gourmet breakfast that always draws a crowd. We even offer a VIP Local Brewery Tour package for guests! The package includes a special tour and tasting, lunch or dinner at the Watershed Tavern, and $10 worth of coins to spend on brewery merchandise. It’s just $50 for two, and it’s available year-round! Check out our packages page for details and make your reservations today. We look forward to having you!