Where my wife and I are in NJ, you just don't see that kind of loyalty. Sure, there's a bar here and a bar there that have great stuff, but for the most part, there really isn't much choice on the draft lines. There is some good news coming from the shore towns in NJ though. Both only a little more than a year old now, Kane Brewing and Carton Brewing are getting their beers on tap in restaurants where previously you only would have seen Bud/Miller/Coors. It's great things to look forward to in NJ!
I took advantage of the Maine trip to pick up some beer that I can't get here in NJ! You can get some of Atlantic Brewing Company's lineup here, but I haven't seen any of their bombers. I also picked up their variety pack. Here's my haul...
|From left to right: Atlantic Brewing Company Scottish Ale and Brother Adam's Bragget Ale, Maine Brewing Company Mean Old Tom, Rising Tide Brewing Company Ishmael, Penobscot Bay Brewery Red Flannel Ale, and Atlantic Brewing Company Special Old Bitter|
|From left to right: Atlantic Brewing Company New Guy IPA, Real Ale, Blueberry Ale, Coal Porter|
Have any of you ever visited any breweries in Maine? What are your favorite Maine beers?