399. Pennesseewassee Brewing Pale Ale
This is the first and only beer being prodcuced by Pennesseewassee Brewing Company (Penny Brew for short) in Harrison, Maine. I visited the brewery a few weeks back and chatted with owner Lee Margolin. He is brewing on a VERY small system and hand bottling everything he makes from a small room in his home.
The beer is unfiltered and has a very nice color with a thin white head. Aroma is fair with a light hop aroma. Taste is probably the best part with a solid hop profile and a nice sweet finish. This is a nice start for Penny Brew and I hope he continues on his path as one of Maine’s newest and smallest breweries.
Penny Brew is only available at 2 retailers in Norway and 2 in Harrison and does not come cheap. I believe the bomber was $8.99. There are also a couple of local bar/restaurants that have it available. Lee hopes to expand to other markets as he increases production.
Pros: Solid taste, appearance
Cons: Expensive for a standard pale ale
Alcohol Content: 4.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Pennesseewassee Brewing Company
Brewers Description: Hand-crafted in small batches on the banks of Maine’s Crooked River, Pennesseewassee Pale Ale is an Americanized version of a traditional English Pale Ale. Because it is naturally carbonated, you’ll always find a little yeast in the bottom of each bottle. Tawny in color and light in taste, its finish is crisp but not overpowering. And the 22 oz. bottle is perfect for sharing. Enjoy!