If you’ve never been down the road the connects Augusta with Belfast in Maine, then you’ve never given yourself the chance to pass by Lake St. George Brewing Company. Even if you’ve been out Rt.3, you might not have thought much about the craft brewery that sprang to life in the China Lakes region.
What Piqued our Interest:
Sarah’s family has owned a camp out Trask Road for the majority of her life. They’ve watched how the area has changed over the years, without witnessing those changes first hand. Places like The Quarry Tap Room and Lake St. George Brewing Company would spring to life while they were gone. So when we saw a sign that said Tap Room, and hadn’t been there before, we knew we needed to stop in.
Average Price: $$
Most breweries don’t have spectacular prices. It’s always going to be cheaper to buy a six-pack or more than to just grab a draft. That doesn’t mean Lake St. George Brewing is expensive, but pretty much the average. You can grab a pint for around $5 or $6 or try a flight of 4 for around $10, which we couldn’t find any reason to complain about.
You might wait a little bit at the counter, no more than a typical bar or brewery. It’s low key and you can judge how busy they are by the cars outside. The more cars, the more likely you’ll be waiting, but it’ll never be too long.
I would say rustic, but that term is a little over used. But, in true Maine fashion the building is mainly wooden, the outdoor area is fenced in with trees and wood clippings on the ground, even some of the beer has an earthen taste to it.
What we selected:
We actually tried it all. The Hoppy Pale Ale, Kölsch, Blueberry Sour, IPA, all of it. They had about eight beers on draft, so we didn’t play favorites with two flights.
Brief Wanderous Description:
John’s Ice Cream and Lori’s Cafe are two staples of the Lake St. George area, and it seems like the Brewing Company isn’t far behind them for being a mainstay. Nightly entertainment, a few rotating beers along with the ones they keep on tap year-round, and a welcoming atmosphere will peak the interest of most wanderers.
Not just outdoor seating, but yard games! Cornhole, Connect 4, Jenga…they have an adult playground for you to explore. A massive fire pit sits in the back corner waiting for stories and that friend you have with an acoustic guitar. There are also picnic tables if you just want to sit down and relax.
Lake St. George Brewing Company has good beer and plenty of games, both inside and out. The outdoor area really makes this a must stop if you find yourself in the China Lakes region. Though they can the Blueberry Sour Beer, we recommend grabbing a flight before you jump into taking home the sour. You might want to get a growler of something else.
If you looking for a relaxed atmosphere with two very different sitting areas to enjoy, Lake St. George Brewing Company should be on your Maine adventure list.