OK…. if you’ve been following our blog, or our Instagram feed, or hopefully both, you’ve likely noticed beer somehow works its way into our pictures and conversations. As a matter of fact, it’s one of our consistent questions of our fishing guides…. What is the best local beer and a local watering hole where we might find one? It turns out that sometimes, there is a great local beer, but not a local watering hole to get one. Often times, there is an awesome local watering hole, but not always do they have the “recommended” local beer. Well, this post is focused on our fav beers…. look for a future post highlighting our fav watering holes.
A few caveats before giving you our Top 10. First, we’re not into the current IPA craze, so most of the beers are of a darker, maltier, less hoppy variety. Second, we drank some amazing brews at breweries that don’t distribute much beyond their brewery, so they didn’t make our Top 10 beers, but look for them to possibly show up on our fav places to drink beer. Third, we drank some awesome beers along the trip, but to make the Top 10, we had to be able to buy the beer within 20 miles of where the SaraLinda was parked. Mean Old Tom is a great example from Maine Brewing Company; it would definitely be a Top 10 beer, BUT, we couldn’t find it anywhere near where we fished in Maine. Finally, we can only drink so much, so we KNOW we’ve left some great local beers off our lists. However, given our local research and fly guide recommendations, these are our Top 10…. just view the video above to see if any of your favorites made our list!