Maine’s beer scene has been a burgeoning business for more than three decades, with new microbreweries opening every year. Home to over 120 breweries, pretty much wherever you go in Maine you’ll find local beer to try.
And Maine beer is good! Rob Tod, founder of Allagash Brewing Company in Portland, one of the leaders of the state’s craft brewing industry, was recently honored nationally with the prestigious James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Producer.
Here in Camden, we bump into breweries in every direction. Here’s a list of the most local of these, in alphabetical order, to help narrow down the choices for our summer vacation renters.
- Blaze Brewing Co., Camden
- Frosty Bottom Brewing, Belfast (25 mins. from Camden)
- Lake St. George Brewing Co., Liberty (35 mins. from Camden)
- Liberator Brewing Co., Rockland (15 mins. from Camden)
- Liberty Craft Brewing, Liberty (35 mins. from Camden)
- Monhegan Brewing Co., Monhegan (40 mins. from Camden to ferry; 1 hr. ferry ride)
- North Haven Brewing Co., North Haven (15 mins. from Camden to ferry; 70 mins. by ferry)
- Odd Alewives Farm Brewery, Waldoboro (25 mins. from Camden)
- Rock Harbor Brewing Co., Rockland (15 mins. from Camden)
- Sea Dog Brewing Co., Camden (brewed in So. Portland; bar/restaurants around state)
- The Pour Farm, Union (20 mins. from Camden)
- Threshers Brewing Co., Thomaston (20 mins. from Camden)
For more information on these and Maine’s many other breweries, visit the Maine Craft Brewers’ Guild here.