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A very liquid Saturday.


It started out innocently enough. We needed to replace my husband’s keg in the man cave and the store where we bought the first one was out.



So we went straight to the source, Allagash brewery in Portland… where we discovered they wouldn’t accept their keg and return our deposit because we hadn’t purchased it there. They also wanted $100 deposit on a new keg and since the brewery is an hour away, we said to hell with it and just settled down to drink.



At 11:00 in the morning. Don’t judge.



Since Covid, they’ve built a large outdoor pavilion…. and we happily sampled some drafts.



A good time was had…



As were beer cheese dip and pretzels.



This Belgian dubbel called Foliage Report was especially tasty.



As we drank, a giant black limo pulled up and discharged a group of similarly dressed young men. I’m guessing it was a brewery hopping bachelor party (Maine has the largest number of craft breweries in the country. Is it any wonder I live here?) and thought that was a great idea.


On our way out we had to hit the brew store…



And purchased 2 four packs of that fabulous seasonal dubbel. 2 four packs? $24.




And since the day was young…..

To be continued.


Gettin’ my beer on…..



We love it, and seek it out on a regular basis.




So when we find a new craft brewery?



Apparently Brickyard Hollow has been open for almost a year and how we never noticed it is a mystery.




Perhaps because the building used to be a 7-11?




Whatever the reason, I’m glad we know now.




There’s a rustic modern decor… which includes those horribly uncomfortable metal chairs that are popping up everywhere.

For the rounded hipped among us? This is not good.




Uncomfortable outdoor seating as well.




But the appropriate vintage photographs provide a relaxing atmosphere…

And then there’s the beer.




Bring on the flights!




We tried the Belgian, the Trestle, the Blueberry and the Amber and they were all lovely. After ordering some full size glasses,  I discovered the cocktail menu.




Which had a boozy Lime Rickey.

Of course Yarmouth is a town famous for it’s annual Clam Festival. And when you’re at the Clam Festival? You have to meet the Clam…




And have a freshly squeezed non alcoholic Lime Rickey… they’re delicious.

But a boozy version?




It’s simple, crisp, refreshing…. and filled with gin.




What more could you want?

Happy as the proverbial clam, I moved on to the food.




Rich creamy clam chowder with just the right amount of everything.




Husband went for Blueberry Moonshine wings while I chose a Black and Blue burger and country fries.




While the burger was too thin for my taste, and slightly overcooked…. it did have a fabulous charbroiled flavor and potent Gorgonzola. The fries were dusted with some kind of slightly spicy rub which I could easily have munched on all day.


Brickyard Hollow rates a solid B.




I look forward to going back and trying Key Lime Scallops, a Cuban and a Crab Cake burger.

And of course… more beer.