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Sip & Savor Along Maine’s Libations Trail

February 7th, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

Experience our Maine Libations Trail Tour, featuring our favorite craft brewers, distillers and fermenters!

Maine Libations Trail Tour Package

  • A cozy Maine B&B room or cabin of your choice
  • Dinner at the Inn:
    • Lakeside Pizzeria for Two  (late-May to mid-Oct)
    • Griddle & Crock dinner for two (mid-Oct to late-May) or
    • A Cheese & Charcuterie Platter (year round)
  • A bottle of local, Maine wine from Cellardoor Winery
  • Gourmet, three course breakfast for two
  • Two keepsake Wolf Cove Inn coffee mugs
  • A bag of fine, locally roasted coffee from Carrabassett Coffee Company to enjoy at home. Surely it will warm you as it brings back the memory of your romantic getaway

Select the Librations Trail Tour package when booking for only $99 additional cost – a great value!

Maine brewery tours and wineries

Day 1: Check In & Relax

Our wonderful staff will help you get comfortable in your room. Then join us for our Griddle & Crock dining (mid Oct to late May) or Lakeside Pizzeria (late May to mid Oct). Our staff will provide a nice bottle of wine from Cellardoor Winery, one of your possible destinations on your tour. If arriving after 7:30PM (or by request), in lieu of dining, please enjoy a freshly prepared Cheese & Charcuterie platter in your room or in front of our cozy living room fireplace.

Maine wine tasting

Day 2: Suggested Tour Stops

Enjoy our locally sourced, gourmet breakfast and coffee from Carrabassett Coffee Company before setting out on your adventure. Then begin your self-guided Maine Libations Trail Tour, including Maine brewery tours, wineries, and distilleries, selected from the following suggestions:

Lewiston/Auburn Area –

This area less than a 25 minutes drive from the Wolf Cove Inn.  All three locations are within a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk of each other.

Baxter Brewing Company – Tours of the brewery start Thu-Sun at 2PM. The tasting room is open from 3 to 9. Luke Livingston founded Baxter Brewing. Thanks to Luke, Clark University now has a rule that you can’t brew beer in dorm rooms! In the interest of environmental impact, Baxter beer comes in either cans or kegs – no bottles. Baxter also offers a small selection of cheese, charcuterie and crackers in the tasting room as well as free popcorn.

Bear Bones Brewery – Wed-Fri: 4-10pm, Saturday: 12-10pm, Sunday: 12-6pm – You’ll find this independent nano-brewery on Lisbon Street in Lewiston. They focus on high quality, sustainable craft brews. They even serve a cold brew of the Carrabassett Coffee Company coffee we feature at the Inn.

Gritty’s Brew Pub – opens daily at 11 – Located in nearby Auburn, Gritty McDuffs has been brewing fine craft ales since 1988. They are a local, Maine favorite, frequently hauling in awards such as “Maine’s Best Brew Pub”, “Best Maine Microbrew” and “Best Bar” in statewide polls. Gritty’s serves some great pub fare so consider having lunch there if in the Lewiston/Auburn area around that time. Gritty’s also has pubs in Freeport and Portland.

Norway –

Norway Brewing Company – hours vary – check their website – Norway is about 15 minutes northwest of Wolf Cove Inn. A family-owned micro-brewery and restaurant right off route 26, they emphasize local ingredients in both their brews and menu offerings. Norway Brewing Company is the 2017 Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce “Rising Star Award” winner.

Portland Area –

The Portland area is southeast of the Wolf Cove Inn, about a 1 hour drive.

Cellardoor at the Point – Mon-Tue・ Tasting by appointment, Wed–Sat・12 -7, Sun・12-5 – Located at Thompson’s Point in Portland, we feature these wines at the Wolf Cove Inn. At their winery in Lincolnville Maine, Cellardoor produces their own fine wines. They produce traditional varietals primarily using grapes from California, Washington and New York. Sunday afternoons feature complimentary wine and food pairings.

Maine Craft Distilling – Sun-Thu 12-5, Fri-Sat 12-7 – Employing a farm to flask spirit, Maine Craft produces artisan whiskey, gin and rum at the distillery in Portland.

And Beer! – You’ll find a whole host of local, craft brewers located in Portland. From Allagash to Geary’s to Shipyard Brewing Company, there’s plenty to keep you frosty in Portland. Check out the Maine Beer Trail infographic for more ideas.

South Casco –

The winery is about a 20 minute drive south of the Wolf Cove Inn.

Blacksmith’s Winery – Thu-Sun, 12-4:30 (last tasting starts at 4:10) – At Blacksmiths you will find traditional Maine wines made from local, seasonal fruits. Many of our guests tell us what a nice time they have at the winery.

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Want To Add A Third Night?

You’ve decided there is way too much to see in one day, and you love the romance of the Wolf Cove Inn. So you want a third night. Purchase the Maine Libations Trail Tour Package and we’ll take 25% off the third night. Discount available Nov through mid-May, excluding holiday weekends and the two weekends around Valentine’s Day.

Choose any available room starting at $149/night and select the Libations Trail Tour package.
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