My Twitter feed has informed me that it’s National Drink Beer Day! What a momentous occasion!
Breweries are popping up all over Maine, creating some very well-respected beers. So, before you crack open a Bud Light, here’s a list of the 10 best beers brewed in Maine, according to Beer Advocate’s reviewers.
Dinner, while a strange name for a beer (it’s an upgrade from Lunch, which also made this list), has a nearly perfect score with Beer Advocate users. Many users have reported that it’s hard to find, but all have enjoyed the Double IPA.
Swish, another Double IPA, received a world-class rating from reviewers. Further, the Alstrom brothers thought it was “very good.” They can be tough on beers they don’t like.
Epiphany has a stellar score of 98 from users and a 96 from the Alstrom brothers. Reviewers noted that this Double IPA is smooth for its eight percent ABV.
Allagash Coolship Red is the first non-IPA on the list, receiving a 96 from reviewers and a perfect score from the Alstrom Brothers. Users loved the tart raspberry flavor.
The Maine Beer Company follows up Dinner with Lunch IPA. It received a 96 from reviewers and a 94 from the Alstrom brothers.
The Bissell Brothers are back with an IPA that received a 96 from users, but doesn’t rank as high because it has only 50 reviews.
Farm to Face, an American Wild Ale brewed with three pounds of peaches, got a 96 on 101 reviews from users. As well as being a top 10 beer on Beer Advocate, it was called Maine’s best craft beer in First We Feast’s state-by-state breakdown.
Allagash’s Gueuze follows up Farm to Face with a 95 from reviewers and a perfect score from the Alstrom brothers. Reviewers noted lemon flavors at first, with a buttery cracker finish.
Maine Beer Company makes another appearance with an American Pale Ale that was rated a 95 by users. Users enjoyed the beer’s passionfruit, guava and resinous pine flavors.
Another One is the fourth beer from Maine Beer Company and the last on our list. It has a score of 95 on 205 reviews. This American IPA is flavored with citrus and users like the tangy finish.