Maine's brew pubs can be found throughout the state. In the Portland area, brew pubs have long been key to the city's focus on individual craftsmanship. This is most evident in pubs such as Gritty McDuff's Brewpub and Restaurant, the Sebago Brewing Company, and Seadog Brewing Company. These establishments have stood the test of time with ale presentations that define high standards of brewing expertise. Just outside of the city, locations such as Run of the Mill Public House and Brewery in Saco and Federal Jack's in Kennebunk have introduced suburbanites to the true pleasures of craft ales. Further afield, Portsmouth Brewery in nearby Portsmouth, NH (http://www.10best.com/destinations/maine/portland/all/nightlife/portsmouth-brewery/) regularly offering a wide selection of fresh drafts that have secured their strong reputation within the brewers' craft. In recent years, the mountains of western Maine have earned high marks for brew pubs that are strong on quality and taste including the Kennebec River Brewery, the Sunday River Brewing Company, and the Liberal Cup Public House and Brewery. Each of these establishments have offered their own unique twist on the brew pub trend with delicious menu offerings ranging from steaks to salads. Several also have heightened their "go to" destination reputations with live music featuring the best in top name talents.
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