Here in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, homegrown tradition plays a big role in everything we do. Some of the area’s best restaurants and boutiques are rooted in this idea. One example of a true family-owned and operated Maine business is the Boothbay Craft Brewery and its adjacent restaurant, the Watershed Tavern. Here is everything visitors should know about this local spot!
After exploring the offerings at the Boothbay Craft Brewery, be sure to check out the region’s countless other local attractions! Whether visitors are in town to adventure or get away from big city life, they’ll find plenty to do here. For a complete, hand-picked list of the area’s best dining, shopping, and seasonal events, request access to our complimentary Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide! It’s packed with insider suggestions and helpful tips perfect for every kind of traveler.
The Boothbay Craft Brewery Story
Built in 2009, the Boothbay Craft Brewery has become a staple for locals and visitors alike. What started as a long-time dream became a reality for owners Lori and Win Mitchell when they reached out to the community for inspiration. As they built their brewery from the ground up using their own sawmill, the couple utilized donated materials from supporters. The Mitchells felt as if they owed Midcoast Maine a true public house — a place where everyone could come together and enjoy a great local brew and farm-to-table fare. Today, the brewery and tavern continue to serve Mainers honest food and drink, true to the owners’ original purpose.
Boothbay Craft Brewery Menu: What to Try and When to Try It
The brewery closes in December, after the annual Festival of Lights and Gardens Aglow events take place, and reopens each spring. When in season, this spot brews and serves four signature beers Thursday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Three IPAs and one Lager are reliable choices that are always on tap, but there are usually several other artisanal beers that cycle through, depending on the time of year. Boothbay Brewery’s popular Thirsty Botanist IPA is just one example!
The Watershed Tavern and RV Camp
The other half of the Mitchells’ business consists of the Watershed Tavern, a restaurant serving traditional bar bites, as well as basic RV campsites for incoming travelers. Boothbay’s Watershed Tavern is known for its wood-fired pizzas, local seafood options, burgers, and sandwiches. In addition, there are two RV campsites on the property with 30- and 50-amp electrical hookups.
Don’t Want to Camp?
Traveling to Boothbay Harbor but don’t want to camp? Linekin Bay Resort is just minutes away from the Boothbay Craft Brewery! Our family adventure resort has been hosting unforgettable vacations since the early 1900s. Here, guests enjoy rustic charm and the splendor of Maine’s unspoiled coast. Our accommodations are air-conditioned, furnished, and provide all of the comforts of home. Want to enjoy local attractions and modern perks? Choose lodging with a rich history and plenty of premium amenities.
Another wonderful benefit of staying at Linekin Bay Resort is experiencing The Deck Bar & Grill, one of Boothbay Harbor’s best farm-to-table restaurants. This vibrant and airy restaurant offers gourmet food and drinks (including local craft beer). Over the years, it has become a beloved part of Midcoast Maine culture! Plus, there is a Dock & Dine option for nautical travelers.
Ready to try some of Maine’s best craft brews? Check our availability today and start looking forward to the ultimate tour of Boothbay Harbor’s food and beverage scene. We look forward to hosting you soon!