Breweries and Wineries
William Watkins apprenticed as the South Casco blacksmith in his late teens. As the village smithy, he worked long hours, and neighbors saw sparks from his forge well into the night. He was notorious as a demanding craftsman, even making his own nails as he insisted machine-made nails were no good.
Blacksmiths Winery opened 140 years later at the same location. Come visit the original Watkins' home, and barn. While you're here, be sure to sample our award winning wines. We like to think that each one continues the blacksmith's spirit of craftsmanship.
Blacksmiths has now produced its seventh vintage of 20 different wines, including three sparkling wines, two Port style wines and both stainless-steel and small French oak barrel fermented grape wines.
Located at Route 302 and Quaker Ridge Road, opposite the Cry of the Loon Shops in South Casco. Visitors can sample the wines May 1 through December 31 daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sundays Noon to 5:00 p.m. January 1 through April 30 Thursday through Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sundays Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Royal River Winery
In 2004, Royal River decided to turn their wine making hobby into a business. They converted a two-car garage into a production space and a tasting room. Royal River has not changed the production style and continues to make the wines in small batches. They offer three wines at this time: Ocean Diva, Big Woods Red and an Ice Wine.
Right now, Irene decided to experiment with a new product, an aperitif she discovered while visiting family in France. She is adapting the recipe to make it a true Maine product. It will be available for the holidays.
The Winery is a family venture, Erik and their nephew, Chris, are the vintners and all around producers. Irene is in charge of orders, deliveries and everything else that needs to be done. Maguy, Irene's sister, keeps it going. Annalisa, Erik and Irene's daughter is the inspiration.
Address: 56 Ryder Road, Yarmouth, Maine 04096. Phone: 207.712.4500
Freeport Brewing Co
46 Durham Rd
Freeport ME 04032
Brews using a 2 barrel home made system currently offering Brown Hound Ale in 22 oz. bottles in Freeport and the Portland area and provide seasonal drafts at the Haraseeket Inn in Freeport and the Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine.
48 Sanford Drive
Gorham ME 04038
Allagash Brewing Co
100 Industrial Way
Portland ME 04103
Allagash Brewing Company has been crafting distinctive, Belgian style ales in their custom-made facility. Brews include Dubbel and Tripel Reserve beers in cellar-worthy, cork topped bottles.
Casco Bay Brewing Co
57 Industrial Way
Portland ME 04103-1071
The Casco Bay Brewing Co. was founded on the coast of Maine in 1994 and has dedicated itself to producing the highest quality ales and lagers in the world. Casco is the third largest brewery in Maine, and their beers have won gold and silver medals at internationally recognized competitions.
D.L. Geary Brewing Co Inc.
38 Evergreen Dr
Portland ME 04103-1066
The oldest microbrewery east of the Rockies. For 15 years, D.L. Geary Brewing has been producing world class beers without compromise, and is widely recognized throughout the industry as a model of quality and excellence.
Gritty McDuffs - Various Locations
187 Lower Main St/PO Box 328
Freeport, ME 04032
Oak Pond Brewing Co
PO Box 1208/Oak Pond Rd
Skowhegan ME 04976
A local Maine micro-brewery brewing top quality lagers and ales.
Shipyard Brewing Co
86 Newbury St
Portland ME 04101-4219
A national leader in the craft brew movement. Shipyard products can be found from Maine to Florida and beyond. High quality English-inspired ales are brewed using time honored methods and the finest ingredients.
PO Box 736
South Freeport ME 04078
Sparhawk Golden Ale is a new beer from a new brewery, Sparhawk Brewers, established April of this year in South Freeport, Maine.