Popular Maine Craft Brewery is Home to State’s Best Beer
A popular local craft beer that's nationally known is being called Maine's best.
The good folks over at Stacker decided to take a bunch of beer review data to find out what the most popular craft beer in every state is. The site used data from the Beer Advocate, a popular reviewing site that allows users to rate every beer that's on the planet. Stacker was able to compile the "best of" list, and the results are quite tasty.
As for Maine, the site was able to determine that our number one beer is an IPA named Dinner from the good folks at Maine Beer Company.
I must say, this is really no surprise. Maine Beer has been one of the premier Maine breweries for well over a decade. From their humble roots brewing out of their garage to their current state-of-the-art Freeport brewery, Maine Beer is truly one of the major success stories of the Maine craft beer movement.
While Maine Beer has plenty of delicious brews, there's no question Dinner takes the cake. It's a double IPA, measuring 8.2% ABV. The flavor profile is described as "Aromas of mango, passionfruit, and pineapple. Undertones of garlic, onion, and pine. Sweet aromatics of malt and caramel." It's also suggested to be enjoyed fresh.
Stacker published its Beer Advocate rating, and it's no joke. The popular double IPA has a 4.66 out of 5. That is one of the best in the country.
Here is what Stacker had to say about Maine Beer's Dinner.
Oh boy, it's Dinner time. The double IPA from New England deviates from traditional beers in the area, excelling "at balance and drinkability, something that has been somewhat forgotten" by other brewers, according to Hop Culture.
I mean, this is a seriously good beer. It's even been called the best Double IPA in America by Hop Culture. Talk about good press.
Congrats to Maine Beer on the wonderful press. Not like the brewery needs it. I think they do okay just by making great beer and delicious pizza. That's right, the brewery is also a pizzeria. And it's totally worth a visit to try out the pie and do some serious craft beer tasting (Peeper, anyone?).
You can find the Maine Beer Co brewery right off I-295 in Freeport. Talk about a great spot to hit when you're tired of all that outlet shopping.
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