Small Batch Beers

Gritty's American Lager

American Craft Beer Week is May 13 to the 18! To celebrate, Gritty’s is brewing a special beer that will be on tap that week in all the pubs: Gritty’s American Lager! A golden lager brewed with American Lager malt and Saaz hops, owner and brewmaster Ed Stebbins describes it as a “Good old fashioned American lager,” coming in at 5% ABV. Help us celebrate craft beer that week with a few pints of this crushable beer!

Downeast Sipah

It’s time for spring session sippin’ with our Downeast SIPA! Brewed with Lager malts & Maine-grown Pale malts from Blue Ox Malt House in Lisbon, Maine, Citra hops, plus Centennial and Cascade hops from Aroostook County, the Downeast SIPA is truly a bona fide Maine session IPA. Made in Maine. Made from Maine ingredients. Made for easy drinkin’.  On tap now! 5% ABV.


Berry DeLIGHT on tap at Gritty’s Freeport. Crisp with subtle raspberry and blueberry notes. 3.6% ABV. A very drinkable beer that is perfect for the spring and summer months.

Wake & Bake Cold Coffee Porter

  • Wake & Bake Cold Coffee Porter is coming to Gritty’s Auburn after the last of the Scottish Ale kicks. This fan favorite is a classic Porter, cold brewed with coffee. Hopped with Warrior, Cluster, WGV and US Goldings, then finished with Maine roasted coffee. It comes in around 5.8% ABV. Nice drink’n, with a coffee kick… Look for this beer to go on tap later in April.

Jay's Session IPA

Jay’s Session IPA has gone tropical! On tap now, Jay’s Session was brewed with three different malts: Blue Ox two-row pale, lager and wheat. Then, we hopped it with Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy & Simcoe hops, resulting in a beautiful, straw-colored IPA with nice tropical notes. At 5.8% ABV, this is a stellar springtime session beer.

Meddybemps Blueberry Ale

Maine is known for its blueberries, so why not put some in a Maine beer? Gritty’s Meddybemps Blueberry Ale is a small-batch brew going on tap in Portland sometime in May! We brewed this clean, crisp ale using some of Maine’s finest hops from Aroostook Hops Farm and malt from Buck Farms. Then, we threw in a few pounds of pureed blueberries! The end result is the perfect refreshing spring (and summer!) ale. 5% ABV.

Harraseeket Light Ale

Harraseeket Light Ale on tap at Gritty’s Freeport.  This is a beer is a dry golden pale ale that comes in at 3.6% ABV. It’s a highly quaffable and a great session beer.