After you go to Allagash, stop by Austin Street Brewery’s Industrial Way location across the street. The physical layout has echoes of Rising Tide, and its Offset IPA might serve as a nice counterpoint to the great Allagash White. The Fox Street locale offers all that, plus a rotating roster of terrific food from well known local makers, from sushi to barbecue.
The beer you shouldn’t skip: If it isn’t an Offset IPA day for you, then give the flagship hop-forward Patina Pale Ale a try. The brewery’s descriptive words of “grassy” and “Fruit Loops” seem to hit the nail on the head.
COVID-19 protocols: Both locations are open for outdoor seating, and both also offer to-go sales online or by phone.