Boothbay Harbor, Maine, is a town that thrives on hard work and homegrown traditions. Some of the area’s most popular boutiques, restaurants, and attractions are rooted in these practices. An example of a true family-owned and operated Midcoast Maine business is the Boothbay Craft Brewery and Watershed Tavern. Here is everything visitors need to know about this local spot!
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About the Boothbay Craft Brewery
Since its inception in 2009, the Boothbay Craft Brewery has become a staple of the local food and beverage scene. What makes owners Lori and Win Mitchell’s project special is their inspiration for creating the brewery. This long-time dream became a reality for the Mitchells when they reached out to the community for support. Using their own sawmill and donated materials, the couple constructed the Boothbay Craft Brewery from the ground up. They wanted to create a place where everyone could come together and enjoy a frothy local brew and a plate of farm-to-table fare. Today, the couple’s brewery and adjacent tavern continue to serve Mainers honest food and drink, true to the owners’ original purpose.
What to Try on the Boothbay Craft Brewery Menu
Every December after the annual Festival of Lights festivities, the Boothbay Craft Brewery closes its doors for the season. Until then, visitors can stop by and enjoy four signature beers anytime between Thursday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There are three IPAs and one Lager on tap year-round, and there are usually numerous other seasonal brews like the Boothbay Brewery’s Thirsty Botanist IPA to try.
More to Explore: The Watershed Tavern and RV Camp
Next door to the Boothbay Craft Brewery is where visitors can find the Watershed Tavern, the Mitchells’ farm-to-table eatery serving traditional bar bites plus wood-fired pizzas, local seafood, and burgers. Interestingly, there are also two RV campsites on the property with 30- and 50-amp electrical hookups.
The Pub at Newagen Seaside Inn: Some of the Best Local Bites and Brews
Traveling to Boothbay Harbor soon? Newagen Seaside Inn is just minutes away from the Boothbay Craft Brewery! Our traditional Maine inn has been hosting unforgettable vacations for generations. Here, guests enjoy coastal charm and plenty of space to create new traditions. Our furnished seaside cottages and guest rooms provide all of the comforts of home while overlooking glistening Cape Newagen. For those looking to enjoy local attractions and premium amenities, there’s no better choice.
While staying at our historic inn, make time for a meal or two at The Pub, our on-property restaurant. Our fresh food is renowned for its perfectly balanced flavors and traditional Maine recipes. In our vibrant and airy restaurant, guests enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and delicious local brews. To experience the best of Southport’s local cuisine, be sure to reserve a table!
Ready to try some of Maine’s best craft brews? Check our availability today and start looking forward to the ultimate tour of Boothbay Harbor’s food and beverage scene. We look forward to hosting you soon!