Just a hop and a grape away!
Since 1986, Maine has been at the forefront of the craft beer movement. Our state is home to over 60 breweries which produce more than 200 different brands. Wherever you travel in Maine, you’ll find locally made ales and lagers that are fresh, unique and sure to please.
Meanwhile, the New Brunswick craft beer scene has been exploding with over 20 breweries operating there - enough so an enterprising duo have launched a Beer Tours company on Facebook.
The phrase “wine country” may not prompt you to think of the rocky coast of Maine. But a growing number of winemakers have realized that the state’s moderate ocean climate makes for happy grapevines. So like the rest of Maine’s culinary scene, the last twenty years have seen an explosion in wine production. After all, gourmands need something to pair with all that delicious seafood and wild game.
Grapevine varietals developed specifically for Maine’s microclimates—including chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, merlot and shiraz—are joining the sweet blueberry, blackberry, pear and apple wines that were the staples of Maine’s wine scene for many years.