Want to unwind with some great craft beer on the edge of Maranacook Lake?

We thought so.*

Welcome to van der Brew in Winthrop, Maine. Join us to celebrate what makes our community a great place to come together and the Maine craft beer family a fun group we’re glad to be a part of.

*And yeah, bring your friends. They like great craft beer, too.

BREW WELL

We’re happy to have five of our favorite brews on-tap at any time; we usually feature a small batch rotating tap as well. These are some of ’em:

LILY BAY IPA (ABV 5.5%)

Hey, IPA lovers! Yes you. This one’s for you. Classic American Pale Ale and West Coast IPA meet, harmonizing the Centennial, Cascade and Citra hops with a thread of malt, caramel and citrus.

JUMP BACK BARLEY (ABV 5.5%)

An Irish-style session beer that will have you singing (hopefully not on the bar). A draught with real body featuring caramel-like malt pairs with a touch of fruit and a roasty, mild grain flavor.

I’M ALL SET (ABV 8%)

Our double IPA that will bring you sunshine in one glass – but you just may want another. Subtle bread notes and sweet maltiness temper tropical fruit flavors to balance out the perfect combination of hops.

CZECH IT OUT (ABV 5%)

Our timeless pilsner-style beer that has all the classic caramel malt and hop flavors with a soft finish. It’s old-world style made with craft-brew care.

HENLEY’S HONEY BROWN (ABV 5.5%)

It’s named after our family dog. What more do you need to know? A classic English brown ale with a touch of honey make this the beer drinker’s best friend.

TWO-DOG PORTER (ABV 8%)

Your dogs can’t enjoy the flavors of coffee and chocolate in this traditional English porter, but you can. Malty, roasty with a touch of Fuggle hops (we said English!) and it finishes with a touch of sweetness.

KINEO BROWN (ABV 5%)

Rich like the north woods it stands over, our Kineo Brown will fill your palate with a nutty, roasty malt flavor and finish smoother than Moosehead Lake on a calm day.

AMBER WAVE (ABV 5%)

A classic American wheat beer showcasing the best of this malted grain that gives its cloudy appearance, but throw in some hops and a mild finish and it will clearly be a crowd favorite.

WET MY THISTLE (ABV 5.5%)

This Scottish Ale is a highlands festival in a glass. Garnet-brown in color, with significant maltiness and a high alcohol content, you might just want a wee bit o’ it to savor or you’ll be playing bagpipes and tossin’ cabers off the deck*.
*caber tossin’ not actually allowed!

MAY TREAT (ABV 5.8%)

No Spring heat, how about some May Treat? This is a light-bodied, pale-colored ale brewed in the traditional style of those ales from the German city of Köln. Featuring Hallertau hops, this is a smooth, clean ale that will give you a taste of spring, even if the weather doesn’t.

DOG-BITE BROWN (ABV 5.5%)

This traditional English brown ale isn’t as sweet as Henley and is just a tad more sour with a slight bite in the finish. This Dog still hasn’t met a beer drinker that doesn’t like it.

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And LIKE our FB page for our rotating tap line up –
we’ll feature small batch vdB!

Want something tasty to eat with your van der Brew?

We have snacks on hand, awesome food trucks set-up shop in season and you’re welcome to bring your own snacks or food from local eateries. 

“Very tasty brews. Wide open European-style ambience. Awesome experience. Highly recommended.”

Andre StGermain

"Great, new place and wonderful people! Will be back!"

Tom M.

"The Porter was excellent and the folks working were very pleasant. Loved it."

Michael E.

"Great beer and fun atmosphere!"

Heather B.

"First time here but it won't be the last. The beer is good and the staff are friendly and informative about their beer."

Rita H.

"Great place to have fun with family and friends! Delicious brews!"

Gene C.

"So impressed! I loved every beer we tried, and the space has so much potential. Will be sure to visit again next time I’m back in town."

Erica S.

"Great beer, and even better company!"

Joey R.

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