Batson River Brewing & Distilling
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What started in Kennebunkport has now also set a strong footprint in Portland. The beautiful 9,000-square-foot space opened in December 2020, boasting 18-foot ceilings, a gargantuan fireplace, and a sprawling central bar. The list of beers they craft make up for what it lacks in length with substance, in a handful of admirable IPAs and pilsners.
The beer you shouldn’t skip: Batson River’s Pearl Street Pilsner goes down easy as can be, what with its mild malt and sweet floral hints.
COVID-19 protocols: Indoor dining is available (reservations encouraged but not required). Seatings of up to four diners are limited to a two-hour dining period; parties of five to eight people are limited to two-and-a-half hours. Pickup orders can be called ahead. Local delivery services will deliver four-packs, ordered online.