Friday, August 10, 2012
Ebenezer's Pub in Lovell, Maine
During my recent trip to Maine I made the obligatory stop to Ebenezer's Pub in Lovell. It's always a good excuse to go up to Maine and if you're already up these it's an equally good excuse to head over for some beer. But prepare your belly for something special, this is no ordinary beer bar. It is a world class beer bar with an incredible and unparalleled selection. If you like delicious beer you are in for a serious treat.
Just because it's in the middle of nowhere doesn't mean people don't know about it. Owners Chris and Jen Lively have poured their hearts and souls into this place and it shows. It is consistently rated at the best beer bar in the country, often the world. While they serve many styles of beer that aren't Belgian, it is the theme and focus of the bar. As they say, 'It's like you died and went to Belgium'.
There's always something interesting to try at Ebenezer's, and it's always more than I am able to. This visit one of the highlights was Evil Twin Brewing's Soft Dookie. It was a super delicious imperial stout and it makes me curious to try more from this brewery. My husband had their Yin, an imperial stout meant to be had as half of a black and tan with Yang, a double IPA. I tried a sip of the Yin and it was also really good, but I'd really like to try more at some point. The brewery isn't so much a 'brewery' as it is a brewer. Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø is a Danish brewer who doesn't have a brewery of his own, rather he jumps from one to the next, using the spaces of others to make his own batches.