Oxbow Farmhouse Ale is what both Ivan and I automatically order when we see it on tap, wherever we are. It’s found at all of our favourite Portland (and beyond) places and it’s seriously amazing beer. Really good vibes just taking the first sip, so it’s not surprise that their brewery is equally as cool and easy to enjoy. They say it’s “loud beer from a quiet place” and I totally agree. Definitely worth a trip to Newcastle, Maine to see the quiet low-impact buildings nestled into the woods, with a pond, chickens, and the sweetest cat purring amidst carboys. We ended up there after picking up beehives on a recent Saturday and were shown around by Jake who was seriously rad. I missed the owners, Geoff and Tim this time, but we’ll be back again really soon. . . we’ll need the growlers refilled. . .