This is another beer I received from my Beertography Beer it Forward and is certainly the best of the bunch so far. I still have several others to get to but this one was an excellent find.
Appearance is a very crisp orange with a single finger off white head. Tons of hop aroma with a lot of pine and a bit of citrus and floral. Taste is all hops, not sure what combination of hops they use but the end result is a bit of everything coming through. This beer is smooth and very easy to drink at 6.5% ABV.
Really enjoyed this one from Port Brewing and look forward to trying more of their beer in the future.
Pros: Lots and lots of hops
Alcohol Content: 6.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Port Brewing
Brewers Description: Each and every fall, we experience a coastal experience in San Diego known as the “Super High Tide.” This happens later in the Fall Season when the tidal swings reach a range of about 8 feet in difference between low and high tides. When this happens, there are days when the tide just gets too high and flattens out the surf. The lineups shut down and surfers are left to wait until the High Tide recedes.
Continue reading 385. Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop IPA
This is the newest release from Maine Beer Company a robust porter. This is a 16.9oz bottle, same as the others from Maine Beer Company. This beer is dark with a nice thick tan head.
Aroma has lots of chocolate and roasted malts and is very inviting. King Titus has a very smooth mouthfeel and light carbonation that makes it easy to drink. Taste has lots of chocolate and some coffee but that seems to take a back seat to the chocolate.
Overall this is a great beer and even if you do not enjoy dark beers like stouts you should give this one a shot.
Pros: Appearance and rich taste
Alcohol Content: 7.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Maine Beer Company
Brewers Description: Our take on an American robust porter. Dark, thick, chewy, chocolaty, and of course, generously hopped.
Malt – American 2-Row, Caramel 40L, Caramel 80L, Munich 10L, Chocolate, Roasted Wheat, Flaked Oats
Hops – Centennial, Columbus
Had the chance to stop by another brewery that is starting up in Maine on Friday. This one is Funky Bow Beer Company in Lyman. Lyman is located between Biddeford and Sanford and is less than 30 minutes from Portland. The brewery is located in a converted garage and they had just received their tanks the day before I arrived.
Funky Bow is owned and operated by a father and son team; Paul and Abraham. When I arrived Abraham was working on some interior construction but was happy to take the time to show me the space and chat beer. A short time after I arrived Paul came down and gave me the tour of the entire premise which includes Sunset Farm’s many greenhouses where they grow greens for local restaurants year round.
Both Abraham and Paul seemed very excited to enter the craft beer scene in Maine and hope to be brewing beer in the next 30 days. In addition to the brand new tanks they also had a deliver of malt from Valley Malt. The grains were grown at Harris Farm in Dayton and then shipped to Valley for the malt processing. Paul and Abraham took a trip down to pick it up and plan on using it in their beer soon. At this time they expect to have an IPA, a pale ale and more interestingly an oatmeal milk stout, a smoked bourbon porter and a European style saison.
They plan on doing kegs for local restaurants and bars as well as 22 oz bottles and to sell growlers both at the brewery and at 2 farmers markets in Saco and Brunswick. No question Funky Bow will be small to start, in fact they claim to be the smallest brewery in Maine. Best of luck to both Paul and Abraham and I look forward to trying the beer in the coming months.
Website: Funky Bow Beer
Address: 21 Ledgewood Dr – Lyman, ME
Owners: Paul and Abraham Lorrain