We visited Bar Harbor Brewing Company on a recent trip to visit our friend Amanda, up in the Bangor, ME area. They are located in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor, right in the middle of all the shops.
They have a pretty decent sized tasting room and gift shop for a downtown location. They have been making beer since 1990. In 2008, Atlantic Brewing acquired the Bar Harbor Brewing brands after the original owners retired. They still brew the award-winning Thunder Hole Ale and Cadillac Mountain Stout with their original recipes. Bar Harbor is a line of Atlantic Brewing.
All three of us purchased a flight, for $5 a piece. Amanda and Megan were going to split one but decided against it due to the size of the pours. For $5 a person, we each received cute keepsake glass and a 2 ounce taste of the 4 beers they had on tap. They also offer larger pours of the beer as well as wine from Bar Harbor Cellars (another sister location).
A light wheat ale, light in body, strong blueberry smell, slightly lighter blueberry taste. Megan said it was a good balance of flavors. Brewed as a wheat ale with blueberries added while conditioning in the brite tank.
A brown ale with a sweeter malt forward taste, light in body with a good flavor. Amanda said, wow, toasty. We all liked this beer.
Cadillac Mountain Stout – 7%
Smokey taste up front, hints of coffee, medium to heavy body. There was no dry finish like with a typical stout. Mark liked this.
New Guy IPA
Smells of grapefruit, but taste was more of a piney IPA. Made with pale malt and Columbus hops. It was ok, not Mark’s favorite style of IPA, and too hoppy for Amanda and Megan.
Atlantic Brewing makes Blueberry and Root Beer.
Our beertender was friendly, as were the other staff members working there.
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As always, check before going especially in the winter!