Sample Some of the Best Craft Beer at Strong Brewing Company

hand grabbing a beer text reads download our vacation guideLocated in Sedgwick, Maine, Strong Brewing Company is one of the best breweries in Downeast, Maine. Just 20 minutes from Deer Isle, this charming establishment is nestled in the heart of the Blue Hill Peninsula. Patrons admire the passionate, family-run atmosphere, eclectic selection of brews, and the fact that they use locally sourced ingredients for many of their concoctions! Treat yourself to a creatively crafted beer or two after a day exploring the Blue Hill area. There are so many fun and exciting things to do in the area. For more suggestions on activities, restaurants, and adventures, take a look at our free vacation guide!

What to Do at Strong Brewing Company

Try the Tasty Brews

Year-Round Selection

Bale O’ Hay IPA: Savor notes of grapefruit and a pleasant, not-so-bitter finish. ABV: 5%

Soulpatch Porter: Having trouble choosing between all the amazing beer on tap? Try this rich, robust porter with deep notes of roasted malt and chocolate. ABV: 6%

Localmotive: Quench your thirst with this “California common-style beer,” brewed with Maine-grown malt and Cascade hops. ABV: 5%

Seasonal Selection


Black Velvet: Try this dark, rich stout that is brewed with organic oats at one of the best breweries in Downeast, Maine! It’s available in March. ABV: 7%

Rope Ferry Red: You’ll love the flavor of this delicious, hoppy red ale that is available to try in April. ABV 6%

Bluff Head: This American brown ale is available in April, May, September, and October. The proceeds from sales of this beer go towards the maintenance of the Bagaduce River trail, which is within walking distance of the brewery. ABV: 6.8%


Hangar a Bateaux: This light Belgian ale gives off hints of fruity esters and clove. You can try this one June and September. ABV: 5%

MidSummer Night’s Dream: Try this delightful wheat ale in June. Romantic aromas of organic chamomile and local honey make this one a summer favorite. ABV: 5%

44 Kaffee Weizen: Coffee lovers have to try this dunkelweizen-style brew. Infused with local coffee from 44 North’s Royal Tar blend, this beer is available in July. ABV: 4%

Blue Baron: Everyone is crazy about Maine’s wild blueberries! This tart wheat ale comes served with (or without) homemade organic Maine wild blueberry syrup in July! ABV: 3.6%

Gose Paul Revere: Are you a fan of sour beers? Try this tasty German wheat ale that is brewed with sea salt and coriander. It’s available in July and August! ABV: 4%

Acadia Sunrise: If you’re in Downeast in August, you should head to the brewery to try this delicious sour beer. This gose is made with Maine raspberries. Yum! ABV: 4%

Dark Storm: You have to try this unique ale that is brewed with fresh organic ginger and organic fair trade dark brown sugar. It’s available throughout August. ABV: 7%


The Maineiac: This double IPA is available beginning and July and stays on tap through October. If you love hops, this is the brew for you. ABV: 10%

Autumn Equinox Märzen: Kick off the fall season with this German amber lager. If you’re in the area in September or October, be sure to stop in for a pint! ABV: 7%

Corpulent: For something smooth, try this Belgian stout. You’ll appreciate the rich, dark flavors. This one is available in November.


Santé: Available in December, this brew contains local organic cranberries, orange peel, and dark brown sugar. ABV: 9%
Hot Chocolate Stout: The brewery brews this stout with organic fair trade chocolate and vanilla bean. It’s available in January. ABV: 7%

Check Out Local Events

Check out the events calendar before making plans to visit the brewery! They often host live music events throughout the year. It’s an excellent opportunity to check out Maine’s folk music scene. Sway to the sounds of harrowing vocals and rhythmic string instruments. It’s the perfect way to end your day exploring Blue Hill.

Stay at Pilgrim’s Inn

pilgrim's inn exteriorWe care about the safety of our guests and ask that you find a safe ride after your visit to Strong Brewing Company. Return to your home away from home at Pilgrim’s Inn! Our gorgeous accommodations come with top-notch amenities. You can even choose from a number of add-ons or specials to make your vacation one for the books. Book your stay with us on Deer Isle today!

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