Portland, Maine has one of the best craft brewery scenes in the country. A large part of that is due to Geary’s Brewing Company – the very first microbrewery in New England, and at the time of its opening in 1983, one of only thirteen in the entire country (most of the others were located in California and the Pacific Northwest)! Today, Geary’s is still rocking their flagship brew, a classic British-style pale ale with a nod to the legendary beers of Burton-on-Trent, but they’ve also got amazing options like a summer IPA (Pulling Traps), their Hampshire Special Ale, Razzle Dazzle (a sour raspberry larger), and a nitro white stout off their pilot system. All of which we got to try! After a deep dive tour of the brewery itself, the Yelp Elite Squad of Maine headed to the patio for beers paired with cupcakes courtesy of Sugar Supply Co. before indulging in a variety of authentic eats like tartiflette, a savory crepe, an a tarte flambee thanks to French Flip on Willard Square. As one Yelper wrote in their review, “I love a nerdy tour. When I go on a tour – I want to know why the people behind the thing are passionate about what they do, are experts (humbly so) in their field, give you tactile experiences, know a lot of history, and do all of the above with some good humor. Geary’s delivered…” They absolutely did! Check out the rest of the reviews and the incredible photos here.