645. Lively Brewing Mary Jane

Lively Brewing Mary JaneLion’s Pride in Brunswick recently completed its transformation to Ebenezer’s Pub which includes Lively Brewing. Michael LaCharite, formerly of Casco Bay Brewing and original brewer at Baxter Brewing spent a lot of time revitalizing a brewing system that had not been used in years. I visited before they started brewing but had not been back since they started serving. When they announced Mary Jane as an IPA brewed with the dankest hops I figured this was a good time for my first visit.

While there I enjoyed a flight of all of their beer and enjoyed every one. This included 5 beers all of which were excellent including the best ESB I have ever tried. At 3:00 Michael started pouring Mary Jane and I grabbed a pint at the brewery and a growler to take home.

Mary Jane pours a hazy orange with an off white head that leaves tons of lacing on the glass. Aroma is a nice mix of pine and some sweet malts. Taste is very well balanced with lots of pine resin, a very dry finish and only slightly bitter. This is a very well crafted beer. Might not be as dank as Blue Lobster’s Excess Columbus Edition but that was a double. Other dank IPAs to try; Headstache from In’finiti and Victory DirtWolf.
Very well balanced, only slightly bitter but still hoppy
Alcohol Content: 7.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 70
Brewers Website: Ebenezer’s Pub (FB Page)
Brewers Description:
India Pale Ale brewed with the dankest hops

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