Craft Brewery Profile: Fore River Brewing Company
Visiting the Fore River Brewing Company is like going back in time. If you’re in the mood for a rustic beer tasting experience, this bucolic brewery with wood beams and boards everywhere is the place to go. The tasting room actually has a wood stove against a brick chimney. With an array of great tasting beers featured, colorful brews of all kinds sitting tantalizing in a lightly foaming goblet just ready for you to taste.
If that wasn’t enough, Fore River Brewing puts on rousing events throughout the year, including live music by local bands, a corn hole tournament and even “Yoga in the Yard,” courtesy of Portland Power Yoga. Whether you’re a Maine local who’s enjoyed a Fore River brew at your local bar or restaurant or just a visitor who wants to see Maine craft beer brewed the right way, Fore River Brewery is a must visit.
What’s on Tap?
Colorful beers are the order of the day at Fore River. If you enjoy fruity flavors with your beer, try one of the fruited kettle sours, Preble Blueberry or Preble Raspberry. You might also sample Fore River Brewing’s classic Irish red ale, Tiberhitch.
If you’re more of an IPA fan, there’s their New England IPA Lygonia or the Double IPA Estuary. Other options include Spring Point, a Belgian white, and John Henry Nitro, a milk stout.
Make Sure to Catch…
…the awesome food trucks parked outside the brewery, ready to provide the perfect complement to your Fore River craft beer brew, like “Fishin’ Ships,” which brings “ocean-to-table,” fresh local Maine seafood, some of it dipped in craft beer batters, right to the brewery. There’s also “Eaux,” a new New Orleans-style food truck with tastes created specifically to pair perfectly with a quality Maine craft beer.
When the food trucks are there, they’re usually around most of the day, but they don’t come every day. If you want to make one of these mobile stomach pleasers part of your brewery experience, be sure to check Fore River’s schedule to find out when the next one will be coming by.
- Double IPA 8.4%
- Irish Red Ale 6.2%
- Preble Raspberry
- Fruited Kettle Sour 4.0%
- John Henry Nitro
- Milk Stout 5.2%
- New England IPA 6.5%
- Spring Point
- Belgain Wit 6.0%
- Preble Blueberry
- Fruit Ketttle Sour 4.0%