We went on a little brewery hopping trip in Portland, Maine near the end of the summer. We were with Megan’s sister Sam and her boyfriend Dustin. We went to some places we hadn’t been before, and Sam and Dustin wanted to visit Sea Dog. We visited the South Portland location, which is definitely outside the downtown Portland are.
Sea Dog opened in 1993 with a single location in Camden, Maine. Sea Dog is now owned by the two men who own Shipyard Brewing Company. We thought this was an interesting description, not owned by Shipyard but owned by the owners of Shipyard.
There are Sea Dog “Brewpub” locations in Camden, Bangor, Topsham and South Portland, Maine. Also in North Conway, New Hampshire as well as Clearwater and Orlando, Florida.
On their website they say: Our beers are brewed in a traditional English style using only the highest quality ingredients like English two-row malted barley and British top-fermenting Ringwood yeast. Our English brewing results in brews with a distinctive, refreshing taste and crisp finish.
Each couple got a flight of beers to share, you can pick
your own. Either 6 or 10 beers, we both got 6.
Bluepaw Wild Blueberry Ale 4.6%
Very, very light beer with a blueberry flavor. A wheat ale base, we all agreed it had a good blueberry flavor, natural and not syrupy.
Raspberry Ale 4.5%
Not quite as good as the blueberry but pretty decent. A light wheat ale with raspberry flavor.
Sunfish Wheat Ale 4.6%
Megan, Sam and Dustin really liked this. Flavorful, good mix of peach and grapefruit flavors. More peach on the nose and grapefruit on the finish. Mark did not really like this because of the grapefruit flavor, just personal preference.
Mildly fruity, a light summer ale, basic but decent. Megan thought it was citrusy.
Old Gollywobbler Brown Ale 4%
Clear but copper colored. The sweetness stands out the most, described as ‘rich and malty’ but we didn’t get that, a mild, sessionable, sweet brown ale.
Hazelnut Porter 5.6%
Bitter barley flavor, dark, a little roasty, not much nuttiness. Did not quite match the description or what we were hoping for.
We were actually impressed with most of the beers. They do a good job
with the light, fruity beers. It was better than we were expecting.
Monday – Friday: 11:00 – 1:00
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 – 1:00