Two blocks down from blue-collar Gritty Mc Duff’s was quaintly pristine SEBAGO BREWING COMPANY (with three newer locations in Kennebunk, Scarborough, and Gorham), visited October ‘05. A neon light sign, arched windows, and side deck lead to entrance with comfy waiting area. Interior features neuvo design, pine-stained walls, neo-Classical columns, and a bar (with twin TV’s) overlooking Middle Street. Menu contained sandwiches, burgers, wraps, pasta, and seafood.
Quaffed fizzy prickly-tongued Saaz-hopped leather-backed straw-dried Northern Light Ale, punctual red-fruited spice-tingled hop-embittered Frye’s Leap IPA, and nutty tea-like maple-hinted malt-spiced Boathouse Brown Ale, for openers.
Resinous chocolate-roasted cocoa-puffed nut-dried Retro Porter went nice with chocolate dessert. Caramel nut-spiced Slick Nick Winter Ale proved seasonally appropriate.
Bottled beers brewed in basement area and brought home for consumption were Sebago Bass Akwards Berry Blue, Sebago Frye’s Leap IPA, Sebago Hefe-Weizen, Sebago Lake Trout Stout, and Sebago Runaround Red (reviewed in Beer Index).