Sebago Brewing Company, Portland Brewpub, ME

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Our last stop during our most recent trip through Portland with Jason and Maureen was The Sebago Brewing Company – Portland Brewpub location. We figured after a long day of visiting breweries in Portland we should finish the trip off with some food, and more beers.

 

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The original Sebago Brewpub opened in 1998. After 6 years of brewing beer out of their brewpubs, they opened the main brewing and bottling facility in Gorham, ME. There are 4 brewpub locations and we visited the Portland Brewpub, right Downtown, under the Hampton Inn. It’s actually right around the corner from Shipyard.

 

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I don’t think we had actually tried Sebago beer before. Mark and Jason each ordered their own sampler tray to try all the beers they had on tap.

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Saddleback Ale – 3.9%
Light beer with a really light taste, not cheap or bad, just an ok taste that is not very flavorful.

 

Frye’s Leap IPA – 6%
Fairly standard IPA, good flavor, drinkable, but nothing outstanding.

 

Slick Nick – 7.2%
Malty, winter style beer, similar to the IPA in that it has a decent taste but nothing great. Winter style beers are not Mark’s favorite.

 

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Runabout Red – 4.4%
Fairly easy drinking amber with a malt base. Only 4.4%.

 

Royal Tar – 10.5%
Imperial stout, pretty good flavor, heavy tasting, you can tell by the taste it is a high percentage beer. Jason didn’t think it was a good beer to drink while eating, better for sipping on.

 

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Flora’s House – 4.3%
Described as ‘a love child of a pilsner and a Belgian wheat beer.’ Maureen didn’t think it was that great. Mark liked it, pretty good Belgian flavor, a little on the lighter side.

 

Imperial Small Batch – 4.2%
Fairly smooth, nutty flavor, good overall taste. Probably Mark’s favorite.

 

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2014 Barleywine – 11.1%
Heavy barleywine, not too enjoyable, bourbon barrel aged, we didn’t really like this one.

Food

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We ordered Potato Nachos as an appetizer. It was waffle fries instead of nachos, pretty good.

 

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Megan got a Caesar Salad and a Vermont Panini. The salad was ok, the panini was good.

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Mark ordered the Bacon Mac and Cheese and added chicken to it. The chicken wasn’t really added to it, it was just put right on top. He just mixed it in, it was really tasty.

 

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Jason ordered the Imperial Burger, a burger with a fried egg and
bacon on it. He described it as decadent.

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Megan and Maureen wanted desert, so they got a Molten Chocolate Cake to split, which they both really enjoyed.

Want to Visit?

Portland Pub Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 1am
Sunday: 11am – Midnight

Other places to visit in Portland:

Bissel Brothers

Allagash Brewing Company

Foundation Brewing

Austin Street Brewing

Urban Farm Fermentory

Shipyard Brewing Company

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Federal Jack’s Restaurant and Brew Pub

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The beginning of Bre’s Birthday Weekend! Deryl, Megan, Bre, Mark

 

 

 

We visited Federal Jack’s Restaurant and Brew Pub, located right on the water in Kennebunkport, Maine during Bre’s birthday weekend festivities. We were headed to Old Orchard Beach to camp for this weekend, and this was at a good stopping point. It was also a good time to try to throw Bre off, because she didn’t quite know the full plan of the weekend…

 

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Megan & Bre

Federal Jack’s is one of Maine’s first brew pubs, and the birthplace of Shipyard Brewing Company’s award winning-line of ales. Federal Jack’s opened in 1992 by Fred Forsley and Alan Pugsley, with the opening of the Kennebunkport Brewing Company as well. Demand quickly increased, and in 1994, Shipyard Brewing Company was built Portland, Maine.

 

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All beers at Federal Jack’s are brewed downstairs, at the 7-barrel brewery of the Kennebunkport Brewing Company.

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KBC

 

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beer options!

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We ordered a sampler tray so we could try some of the beers we haven’t had before, and so we could share little tastes with everyone.

 

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our samples

 

Samurai
Hoppy but light and summery

 

Sirius Summer Ale
Served with a lemon- delicious. Not a ton of flavor but a good summer beer.

 

Sunfish Wheat
Good flavor, grapefruit and peach. Smells like peach but tastes like grapefruit. Smell is a lot stronger than the taste.

 

Taint Town Pale Ale
Smooth, better than most pale ales.

 

Fuggles IPA
Not too crazy hoppy. Probably because it is single hopped with fuggles hops from England.

 

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the menu

 

There was a group of us, so we ordered a couple of appetizers.

 

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Pretzel Breadsticks

 

 

 

Nachos with Chicken

Nachos with Chicken

 

Deryl and Bre aren’t big beer drinkers, but they did like some of the lighter, summer beers.

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Deryl ordered a pint of the Sirius Summer Ale. Bre went with a Frozen Strawberry Margarita.

 

 

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Mark ordered a pint of the Samurai. He liked it refreshing on a hot summer day, but also a beer that we haven’t seen in the stores around us.

 

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Megan got a pint of the Sunfish Wheat Ale.

 

We visited at the end of the summer, so we sat outside on the deck. There is a really nice view of the water from the deck.

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view from the deck

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view of part of the deck

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Tables on the lower level- also nice

 

 

Lunch

Megan got the Chicken Caesar Salad

Megan got the Chicken Caesar Salad

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Bre’s Caesar Salad with Calamari

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Deryl’s hickory BBQ burger

 

Mark got Fish Tacos

Mark got Fish Tacos, really good with an interesting sauce

 

 

Caparse Sandwhich

Lizzie had the Caprese Sandwich

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Bre’s birthday lunch group! Lizzie, Deryl, Bre, Mark and Megan

 

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the ladies! darn sun

 

Want to visit?
Open year-round 7 days a week
11:30am – 1:00am
Late night menu after 9:00pm
Dinner served until 10:00pm Friday and Saturday
Brunch specials every Sunday from 10:00am – 2:00pm