Oxbow Blending and Bottling: Porland, MEWednesday, April 12, 2017
Oxbow Brewing Company is a Blending and Bottling facility located in Portland Maine. Their Brewery is located in New Castle Maine. Nestled back from the street, and a little hard to find, the facility looks like your friends, hip, cool party garage. I almost felt like I was back in high school in Maine, attending a garage party.
The decor was simple. What I really liked about it is there was only a rope acting as a barrier between the tasting and the blending and bottling area. You could see the whole working of the blending and bottling station, which I always think is really interesting to see. I loved the shirts hanging up on the wall and the picnic tables. It was pretty cool.
I got a pour of Phosphorescence, which is a Saison, Farmhouse Ale. It was delicious. I rated it as a 4.5/5 on Untaped. I love sour beers, and this one was sour. It had hints of honey and mango in it, making it sweet and easy to drink. I would like to drink this beer on a summer day, in the back yard, with a couple steaks on the grill.
The beer was good, and the atmosphere was pretty cool and laid back. I would definitely come back to this brewery again if in Portland.