When we came across Sebago Brewing Company on a trip to Maine recently, we didn’t realize how outstanding their brews are. We learned quickly after the first sip of the Frye’s Leap IPA we chose to try exactly how great their craft beer really is. With brews packed with aroma and flavor, we expect these folks to be around for a very long time to come and their popularity is rising every year!
Granted, Frye’s Leap isn’t the only delicious brew offered by this craft brewery, but it is certainly one of the best. We took the time to grab a tour of the facility and we were really impressed with their system. Not only do they take the necessary steps to ensure their brews are of high quality, they really put a great amount of effort in keeping them interesting as well. We love to see creativity in the craft brewing industry, so this caught our attention for sure.
After our tour, we decided to check out some of the brews offered at Sebago’s brewpubs and we’re really glad we did. We tasted their Frye’s Leap IPA (pictured at left in the can), as well as their Bonfire Rye and Lake Trout Stout. All three were absolutely perfect for their style and had a unique taste that really set them apart.
We really enjoyed the great pour on Frye’s Leap, which resulted in a reasonable head that faded away slowly to some really nice lacing on the glass. The aroma was definitely hopcentric with plenty of citrus notes to it, while the flavor profile was everything an IPA should be. The dry-hopped pine notes were quite pleasant and there was just a hint of caramel malt that really kicked off the brew without overpowering the hops.
We plan to feature their Lake Trout Stout at a later time and we can’t wait to try the rest of the great craft brews they offer. We also highly suggest you take some time and pay them a visit at one of their locations, as well as take a tour of their brewery. The staff at Sebago are really pleasant and knowledgeable and they were truly a joy to speak to. They even helped us to pair up our brews with some of their delicious food at the brewpub, which made the visit even better.
Sadly, we have to return to our work here in West Palm Beach, as our own brewery opening is coming up later this year and we want to have everything ready in time. We hope to see all of you there and look forward to your comments on the Sebago brews you’ve encountered in your own travels. Happy Brewing!
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