Category Archives: Pubs

Frisco Taphouse Zombie X-ing

Frisco, Firestone Walker and a new T-shirt

Columbia, MD

It’s Wednesday night, which means Frisco Pint Night. Today features Firestone Walker, the amazing California brewery. I wore my Frisco T-shirt (aka Mr. Scratchy) in anticipation of Mark’s 50th beer. If you drink 50 unique beers at Frisco, you receive one of their T-shirts.  Well, there was a bit of a surprise.  Continue reading Frisco, Firestone Walker and a new T-shirt

Push beers now Reckless

Monument City NOBO and Reckless

Columbia, MD

A few of us are back to Frisco Tap House this Wednesday for the Monument City Brewing Pint NIght. There’s big news at Frisco – their new production brewery will start brewing next week. In celebration, they have changed their name from Push American Brewing Company to Reckless. I’m sure brewer Ryan Yerdon is celebrating. Continue reading Monument City NOBO and Reckless

Laura, Mark, Katie, Brooke and Stephen

New Belgium Comes to Frisco

Columbia, MD

The Columbia Pint Night Gang spent the evening at Frisco Tap House which featured one of the craft beer world’s classiest breweries, New Belgium. This employee owned brewery from Fort Collins, Colorado has a great beer culture of sustainability, bicycles and, oh yeah, happens to make great beer.  Continue reading New Belgium Comes to Frisco

Ebenezer's Sign

Ebenezer’s

Lovell, ME

Just 16 minutes from our lakeside cabin in Bridgeton is a terrific beer bar and restaurant — Ebenezer’s Restaurant and Pub. It was a Monday, but the day before the 4th of July, so it was a busy day. We wanted a table for 6 at 6:00 PM but settled for a picnic table at 5:15 PM. As luck would have it, when we arrived, they had setup a table inside the charming screened in porch.

Ebenezer's Pub
Ebenezer’s Pub

Ebenezer’s has a large rotating beer selection with many beers on tap. As a Belgian beer lover, I was in heaven; most of their beers are Belgian style or sours. Going with the Belgian theme, we ordered frites. I also ordered a Lively Holy Candy, a subtle but boozy triple made from Ebenezer’s brewery. The frites arrived wrapped in a paper cone with mayonnaise and ketchup, disappearing into our mouths almost immediately. Yum.

As a Maine tourist, I could not pass up the “Best Lobster Roll in Maine”. It was quite good, with plenty of solid lobster meat covered with a mayonnaise-rich sauce.

Showing my usual restraint (hey, I’m on vacation), I ordered a slice of fruit and rhubarb pie a la mode along with an Ich Bin Erin Berliner Framboos from Brouwerij Alvinne. It is listed as a Sour – Berliner Weiss. It arrived in a tall, pilsner style glass, smelling, tasting and looking like raspberries. It was refreshing and tart.

Carolyn, Gregg, Amy & I couldn’t resist, so we came back to this terrific place. We learned from Maine that Steven King owns a home in Lovell and is often seen in the area. Gregg provides a lot of Mr. King’s insurance and says he is a very nice, down-to-earth guy and gives generously to local charities.

Outside Ebenezer's Pub
Outside Ebenezer’s Pub

There were no Steven King sightings that day but the many rotating taps looked great. I tried a few:

  • Sünner Kölsch – Complex tastes with malt sweet with Kölsch yeast
  • Kriek Des Jocobins – Cherry tart mixed with sweetness.
  • Maldetta Zymatore Syrah – Not your average Saison. Tastes of whiskey and Syrah

Ebenezers is a required stop for beer lovers who find themselves in the area. Warning, it’s a long way from anywhere and the beers are so tempting; bring a designated driver.

Cheers!

Warren