After going to Allagash and Austin, you should swing by Foundation Brewing, which covers a lot of ground in terms of what it offers—lagers, brown ales, IPAs, and more—and it covers that ground well. One of its most popular products is Epiphany, which is aggressively hopped in the kettle and fermentor for an aromatic citrus and pine flavor that lacks any strong bitterness. As the brewery says: “East or West Coast? No. This is a Maine IPA.”
The beer you shouldn’t skip: After you’ve sampled Epiphany, cap off your experience with a Burnside, a brown ale that gives off notes of coffee, toffee, and chocolate.
COVID-19 protocols: The indoor taproom is closed, but the full-size patio is open now (with tents, heaters, and fire pits) and beer can be pre-ordered for pickup.