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The Beer Lover’s Guide to Portland, Maine

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Goose Island is traveling across the country to share some brewery love during Migration Week. But a person can't live on beer alone: In addition to some awesome breweries, the Goose Island team found amazing spots for everything from lobster to deli sandwiches during their stop in Portland, Maine.

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Eventide Oyster Co.

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The team went straight here from the airport to start our seafood exploration in Portland. Eventide has a good selection of local beers. The portions aren’t the largest, but the lobster rolls were spot-on, in all their buttery goodness. And you have no choice but to get a few of the amazing oysters — which seemed like extra-large, to us Midwesterners — they have on offer.
The restaurant is built in an old church — a beautiful space with good food and beers.

Portland Lobster Company

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If you want the Maine lobster experience, you’ve got it here. There are good beers on the menu, patio seating on the water, and full lobster meals. The food is reasonably priced, amazing, and exactly what you want from a true seafood nirvana.

Nosh Kitchen Bar

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Nosh Kitchen is a nice change up from your traditional menu: lots of classic soul food reinvented, plus New York-style deli sandwiches. And, needless to say, there’s a great beer list.
We hosted a small, intimate beer dinner here. This place is new, gorgeous, and everything you would expect from a Maine seafood spot. (And there should be some Goose IPA on tap, to really seal the deal.)

Bayside Bowl

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This place is far from your usual dive bowling alley. While the Migration Week team doesn’t discriminate against any bowling alley, this one played host to the first Battle of the Breweries bowling tournament during Migration Week. Bowling is a Migration Week tradition, and this place did not disappoint.

Maine Beer Company

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Maine Beer Co. was one of the most picturesque breweries we’ve ever visited. It’s about a 20 minute drive outside of the city and well worth it the trip. From the beers to the staff, Maine Beer Co. was great. And their staff is a hell of a bowling team, too.
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Eventide Oyster Co.

The team went straight here from the airport to start our seafood exploration in Portland. Eventide has a good selection of local beers. The portions aren’t the largest, but the lobster rolls were spot-on, in all their buttery goodness. And you have no choice but to get a few of the amazing oysters — which seemed like extra-large, to us Midwesterners — they have on offer.

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The restaurant is built in an old church — a beautiful space with good food and beers.

Portland Lobster Company

If you want the Maine lobster experience, you’ve got it here. There are good beers on the menu, patio seating on the water, and full lobster meals. The food is reasonably priced, amazing, and exactly what you want from a true seafood nirvana.

Nosh Kitchen Bar

Nosh Kitchen is a nice change up from your traditional menu: lots of classic soul food reinvented, plus New York-style deli sandwiches. And, needless to say, there’s a great beer list.

Scales

We hosted a small, intimate beer dinner here. This place is new, gorgeous, and everything you would expect from a Maine seafood spot. (And there should be some Goose IPA on tap, to really seal the deal.)

Bayside Bowl

This place is far from your usual dive bowling alley. While the Migration Week team doesn’t discriminate against any bowling alley, this one played host to the first Battle of the Breweries bowling tournament during Migration Week. Bowling is a Migration Week tradition, and this place did not disappoint.

Maine Beer Company

Maine Beer Co. was one of the most picturesque breweries we’ve ever visited. It’s about a 20 minute drive outside of the city and well worth it the trip. From the beers to the staff, Maine Beer Co. was great. And their staff is a hell of a bowling team, too.

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