Bear Bones Beer was started as a collaboration between Eben Dingman and Adam Tüüri in the spring of 2013. Both wanted to own and operate a brewery with a focus on regional sustainability and great beer. Their two-barrel system lies in the heart of Lewiston’s downtown. Growlers and Pints are available at the tasting room, and the beers offered are constantly changing.
The hours for the Lewiston location are:
- Wed – Thurs 4-10pm
As of August 2017, Bear Bones Beer has opened a second location in Bridgton, ME. The barrel aging and bottling facility is located at 2 Cottage Street, Bridgton, 04009. There is a tasting room there which is open to the public, and packaged snacks and tours are offered. Please
The hours for the Bridgton location are:
- Wednesday – Friday 2-8 pm
- Saturday 12-10 pm
- Sunday 12-6 pm
Double C.R.E.A.M. FG: 1.012 | ABV: 7.1% | IBU: 40
The Double C.R.E.A.M. is a big beer inspired by Bourbon. By law the mash from which Bourbon is made must be comprised of at least half corn, and it must be aged on freshly charred oak. These unique qualities help make a subtle yet distinct ale which drinks surprisingly light.
Buck’s Season FG: 1.008 | ABV: 4.3% | IBU: 48
A crisp, light, easy drinking beer designed to showcase hops. Buck’s Season is a session ale rather than an IPA, as the gravity and alcohol content are much lower, and the hopping is more fruity than bitter.
Old Smokey FG: 1.010 | ABV: 5.4% | IBU: 25.6
This pale ale technically falls under the smoked ale category, yet is not as harsh as others in the style. The mesquite smoked malt is used to give the beer depth of flavor without making it too complex. This special flavor pale ale is a delicious light bodied alternative to a typical pale ale.
Pink Pils FG: 1.008 | ABV: 5.7% | IBU: 19
Our own twist on the classic Bohemian pilsner, the Pink Pils is light, refreshing, and shockingly pink. The color is imparted by fresh beet juice, which pairs well with the traditional flavor profile of a true pilsner. This is a great beer to showcase specifically during breast cancer awareness month.
Johnny Rye Ale FG: 1.012 | ABV: 5.2% | IBU: 40.3
The Johnny Rye is an American Style rye ale. Unlike Roggenbier, this rye ale is lighter in body, color, and clarity than its German counterpart. More like an American brown ale, the Johnny is delicious and easy to drink. The total amount of rye in the brew is much lower, leaving a slightly spicy note at the end of each sip.
New Dead IPA FG: 1.013 | ABV: 6.7% | IBU: 70.8
A highly accessible smoked IPA. The New Dead is true to the BJCP guidelines for the American IPA style, and pleasantly hoppy without being overpowering. The mesquite smoked malt combines with a nice roasted malt profile and a touch of simcoe dry hopping to create a truly unique beer.
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