Beer Lover? Explore these Craft Breweries this Fall

The Thompson Lake area is known for its astounding natural beauty, but did you know that it’s also amid many of Maine’s most amazing craft breweries? Here are a few of the best in the area, all of which are just a short drive away from Thompson Lake.

Craft BeerBear Bones Beer

Get it? The Bear Bones Beer brewery specializes in keeping their brewing process sustainable and local! Located in downtown Lewiston, it’s less than an hour’s drive away from Thompson Lake and well worth the trip. And don’t worry, if you love what you try there, you can take home growlers and pints of your favorite beers! Make sure you stock up, though, because the selection changes often, and the next time you go they’ll likely have all new brews for you to try.

Pennesseewassee Brewing Co.

You may have difficulty saying or spelling the name of this brewery, but don’t let that put you off. This relatively new brewery specializes in what the founder calls “Pennybrew,” a delicious pale ale that can’t be missed. Just a half-hour away from Thompson Lake, this one’s an easy choice on any day of the week.

Maine Beer Company

If you’re a fan of IPA-style beers, Maine Beer Company is the place for you. Hoppy American ales are their specialty, and when you purchase a pint, you’re even helping the planet! This brewery, at slightly over an hour away from the lake, is a member of 1% for the Planet, which means the brewery contributes 1 percent of profits to organizations that help the environment. Beer with a social purpose? Yes, please!

Foundation Brewing Company

Located in Portland, about an hour’s drive from the Thompson Lake area, this last brewery is known for innovative beer flavors that will really make it worth the trip. Exciting flavors include an American IPA with South Pacific hoppy hints and a dark and bold porter with hints of coffee flavoring. Yum!

Don’t miss this unique collection of local breweries and bit of authentic Maine culture. Make it part of your everyday life by finding your ideal home in Thompson Lake. I can help you with your search, whether you’re looking for a quaint summer cottage or a year-round home on the lake. Learn more by calling me today at 207-240-9196.

And don’t forget, if you are lucky enough to live by the water … you are lucky enough!

Written by Terry Hewitt

One of the areas top realtors and started her career in 1996. Member of the National Association of Realtors, Maine Association of Realtors, and am a licensed broker.