Where You’ll Find the Best Craft Beer in Maine

Maine has quickly made itself a prominent producer of craft beers in America! From refreshing lagers to flavorful ales, you’ll be sure to find your new favorite drink during your visit to Maine. Topside Inn in Boothbay Harbor is located near some of the state’s finest breweries that are proud to offer delicious craft beer in Maine. Here is a quick list of the best Maine breweries in Boothbay Harbor and the crafts they’re most known for!

Enjoy the best craft beer in Maine and more during your stay at Topside Inn! Our complimentary Vacation Guide is filled with great recommendations for things to do and see in our coastal destination including attractions, entertainment, dining, and more.

3 Places to Enjoy the Best Craft Beer in Maine

  1. Boothbay Craft Brewery

As a member of the Maine Brewers Guild, the Boothbay Craft Brewery produces fresh, local beers with a passion. The best part? It’s located just eight minutes from the Topside Inn! Visitors will enjoy excellent artisanal craft ales that the brewer’s call  “Imperial Attitude Ales.” The brewery also offers delicious dining on site at the Watershed Tavern. While the 633 American Pale Ale is Boothbay Craft Brewery’s flagship brew, Block Rocks Stout, Dexter Rippa Red IPA, and Ken Brown Ale are local favorites.

  1. Oxbow Brewing Company

Located just 35 minutes away in Newcastle, Oxbow Brewing Company prepares some of the best Maine beers. In fact, their beers can be found in bars and restaurants all over the northeast including Massachusetts, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Their brewing location in Newcastle is housed in a renovated barn in the middle of the rural Maine countryside. Beer lovers will be treated to traditional Belgian-style ales with contemporary American influence. One of their most popular options is the Catalyst, a barrel-aged farmhouse ale featuring local honey. Cheers to that!

  1. Monhegan Brewing Company

Monhegan Island is a tiny isle located 10-miles off the coast of Boothbay Harbor. In addition to scenic hiking trails, art galleries, and fresh seafood, you’ll find the Monhegan Brewing Company here! Catch a ride from Balmy Day Cruises to spend a full day exploring the island and tasting the brewery’s tasty craft beers. The family-owned business prepares a full menu of varied and tasty brews. Their Balmy Days beer is a German Kolsch that has been Citra hopped to give it extra bitterness. The Trap Stacker Special Ale is a fall favorite known for its extra malty flavor and ability to make visitors reminiscence on their favorite autumn memories.

Please keep in mind that Monhegan Brewing Company is only open between May and October, so plan accordingly!

Enjoy More Craft Beer in Maine on the Maine Beer Trail

The Maine Beer Trail was designed for craft beer lovers, so they may enjoy a unique way to try several locally made brews. Established in 2009, the trail highlights some of Maine’s best microbreweries for the beer tasting experience of a lifetime. Today, over 80 breweries from all over the state make up the Maine Beer Trail. During your trip, be sure to embark on this incredible beer journey and win special prizes!

Get a Taste of Local Beer With Our Special VIP Local Brewery Tour Package

With such great options to choose from, it is easy to see why the Boothbay Harbor area features some of the best craft beer in Maine. Why not enhance your stay with us by taking advantage of our VIP Local Brewery Tour Package? Valued at over $70,  this package for two is just $50 and offers:

  • A VIP brewery tour and tasting for two.
  • Lunch or Dinner at Watershed Tavern ($50 gift certificate).
  • $10 worth of wooden coins to spend on brewery merchandise.

Learn more about this unique experience or take a look at our other specials and packages!

Your Ultimate Boothbay Harbor Getaway Awaits at Topside Inn

Maine Brewers GuildTopside Inn in Boothbay Harbor has quickly become one of the best places to stay in Maine, and for good reason! With spectacular water views, highly-appointed guest rooms, and a delicious gourmet breakfast served each morning, the Topside Inn provides a unique guest experience just steps from all of Boothbay Harbor’s coastal village. It’s everything you need and more for the vacation of a lifetime!

Book your favorite room at the Topside Inn today! We look forward to welcoming you to Boothbay Harbor soon.

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to download your free copy of our Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide! It’s filled with everything you need to know about the area’s best activities and attractions that you won’t want to miss.