I have spent many a night here. It is the best beer bar in the world. Chris and Jen are the best hosts. The food is great. Especially during the Belgian Beer fest during August when the premier beer chefs in the world are around. There is not a rare beer that does not exist in the cellar. The best of the best of bottles and drafts.
Honestly it is pretty expensive but... Cheaper that a flight to Brussels right? Ii cannot go without spending 100$ but I have never left the place without being completely satisfied.
If you are stateside and you cannot go to Belgium go to Lovell during the Belgian fest, It is as good as anything over there.
mathieuc (5) Quťbec, Quebec | June 23, 2013| Updated June 27, 2013
Nice little place with a farmhouse feel to it if you disregard the golfers just outside the window. Ambiance was good enough, service was OK. We got the mythical cellar tour with a friendly Chris (which was quite busy that day but still managed to guide us to the lambic room for us to choose or next and final libation). Taplist was good although some products on there could be priced a little better. Food was more than decent and the mysterious bottle that Chris pulled out to share with everyone was a nice touch. I still donít know what it was to this time but my guess would be some unknown and rare fruit lambic if it is not "only" a vintage Fouífoune. Iíll most likely be back for some special events and I would most likely be a regular if I was a local but I would not plan my trip around it for now since there is so much other things to see and taste in the area.
My friends and I where up in new hampshire for the weekend and had to come here. It was a Saturday night in march 2010. The place was empty. I donít know if they have a more hopin time to go. They where redoing there beer list so I never saw what they had. The owner wasnít there so we couldnít go in to the basement for a tour. Had no t-shirts. But we made the best of it and had some great beer. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. I am not saying this place was bad but with all the hype I was disappointed. I will try again next time I am up.
The tap and bottle selection were phenomonal, and the owners were really gret people. I got some of the last of the first batch of Black Albert, and quite a few other Belgians that I have never heard of much less seen anywhere else. Outstanding!!!
This is Mecca for any beer lover. Over two nights there on vacation, my wife and I experienced first hand the unbelievable experience that is this pub. The waitstaff was cordial, prompt, and very knowledgeable considering how esoteric the draught list is - always nice when you get solid commentary on the flavor differences between Cantillon St. Lamnivus and Vigneronne. Selection is stunning, food is solid and local. But beyond this is the incredible generosity of the owner, Chris. We let him know we had made the trip just to visit him, and not only did he make it a point to repeatedly come and say thank for coming, but time after time, he brought unbelievable and rare beers to try unbidden over and over again, the highlight of which was a bottle of Brooklyn Black Ops. We had incredibly high expectations of our visit to Ebenezarís, and incredibly, Chris blew those out of the water. When we left we were already asking ourselves how soon we could possibly return.
This place lived up to its reputation. They had 34 beers on tap and not a dud in the group. My wife and I made the trip up on a Saturday from New York. Chris and Jen had a private party on the porch and another upstairs and the rest of the place was hoping yet Chris still took time to come over and talk beer with me. We had dinner as well and everything was wonderful and the staff very attentive. So here is a little taste of what we had to taste. 1st round De Struise Witte and Pannepot. 2nd Round Gouden Corolus Triple and Bier Du Boucaneer. 3rd round Augustijn Triple and De Struise Pannepot Denmark version. 5th De Struise Black Albert. 6th De Struise Struiselensis and finishit off with just a little more Black Albert. Oh yeah it was a great night.
Small, cozy pub in the middle of nowhere. Adjacent to a golf course and snowmobile trails. A belgian oasis off a Maine backroad. The nicest people you will ever meet own and run the place. Service is great and the food is exceptional. The beer selection is 90% Belgians, with vintage bottles in the cooler and plenty on tap. Some as rare as youíde ever find at the Kulminator.
30 minutes from North Conway and a lot closer than Belgium.
Beer events here are legendary, Chris is the consumate host.
More taps adding soon, as well as a brewery coming on line in the future featuring guest brewers from Struise, LaChouffe, and others.
Best bar Iíve ever been too. Only stayed 1 hour w/ a friend, dropped $60 including tip, and it was worth every penny. They are sure to have something youíve never tried before. Bartenders/Waitress know thier stuff, tell them the style of beer you like and they will guide you from there. Be prepared to spend some cash, beers on tap, run anywhere from $5-$10 but youíll have a blast. Awesome place!
Went with group of 12 friends for the Belgian Fest. Chris is an amazing host- brought us some phenomenal stuff from his personal collection. We had a bonfire on the lake with the De Stroise brewers and had a bunch of Lost Abbey Ale while chatting and enjoying each otherís company around the fire.
I WILL be back as soon as I can.
This place really does live up to the hype. My girlfriend and I flew from Chicago to Maine for the weekend just to come here, and it was worth it. Chris and Jen are great hosts, and Chris is an amazing wealth of knowledge and recommendations. The food is great, much better than ordinary pub food, and of course, a better beer selection than youíll find anywhere else. Plus, everyone there is friendly and helpful. If you like good beer and are anywhere near the area, or if you really like god beer and arenít anywhere near the area, you need to go.
A truly amazing establishment. Chris literally opened the doors for my girlfriend and I. It was wonderful. He was our host for about 2 hours and would have gladly done it much longer had I not had to leave. The selection is without a doubt the best I have ever seen. I could go on and on, but there is a 1400 character limit.