Penobscot Bay Brewery in Winterport, Maine, serves up 9 locally made brews ranging from a blonde ale to a stout. The brewery’s tasting room is the perfect spot to try all of the popular local brews, as well as a range of wines produced by the brewery’s sister company Winterport Winery. Winterport is just an hour’s drive from Camden, making it an easy day trip to try Penobscot Bay Brewery’s fine brews.
Locally made handcrafted beer
Penobscot Bay Brewery began in 2009 and specializes in small batch, handcrafted brews. Its signature ale is the Old Factory Whistle, a rich red brew. Penobscot’s latest offering is the Mountain Man Double IPA, an American Double India Pale Ale. Other brews include a rye IPA, a spiced lager, a blonde ale and a stout, just to name a few.
Try them all at a tasting room called Pairings that features both Penobscot Bay Brewery’s beverages (brewed onsite), as well as the locally made selections produced by Winterport Winery. It’s called Pairings because the owners not only offer beer and wine tastings (to adults 21 years of age and up), they pair the selections with a range of appetizers for a full tasting experience.
Locally made wines
Winterport Winery and Penobscot Bay Brewery are owned by Michael and Joan Anderson. The business was reportedly born in the family basement and has since grown to a 3,200-square-foot winery and a 1,100-square-foot tasting room. The winery produces 20 locally made fruit wines.
Beer, wine and ice cream, too!
In addition to beer and wine, the owners of Winterport Winery and Penobscot Bay Brewery have also developed Bay Brew Ice Cream. The brew-inspired ice cream flavors include Half Moon Stout and Black & Tan.
General business hours for Pairings
January – February: Closed
Mid-March – April: Fri – Sat, 11am – 5pm
May – October: Tue – Sat, 11am – 5pm
November – December 19th: Fri – Sat, 11am – 5pm
Where to buy Penobscot Bay Brewery Products
In addition to visiting the tasting room, you can find Winterport Winery and Penobscot Bay Brewery products at these retailers in the Camden/Rockport/Rockland/Monhegan area:
- Beverage Barn/Maritime Energy: 167 New County Road, Rockland – 596-9369
- Hannaford-Rockland: 75 Maverick St. – 594-2173
- Maritime Farms Riverside Market: 279 St. George Road, South Thomaston – 354-8372
- Rockland Food Service: 195 Park St., Rockland – 594-5443
- State of Maine Cheese Co.: Route 1, Rockport – 236-8895
- The Wine Seller: 315 Main St., Rockland – 594-2610
The Hartstone Inn
After a fun day driving along the Maine coast to Winterport and back, return to the Hartstone Inn, a Camden, Maine bed and breakfast, where you can enjoy a gourmet dinner in our restaurant and retire to your luxurious and relaxing room for a little quiet time and a good night’s rest. Wake up refreshed and enjoy a full, hot breakfast at the Hartstone Inn.
Photo Credit: Walknboston / Penobscot Bay Brewery Half Moon Stout / Flickr