Sea Dog Brewing – My Kind of Place…


The original Sea Dog Brewing Co ( was founded by Pete Camplin, Sr. on May 17th, 1993 in the historic shipbuilding town of Camden, Maine, starting with a 240 seat brewpub and kegging brewery overlooking the dramatic waterfall of the old Knox Woolen Mill.


On March 8th, 1995, Sea Dog opened a second facility, this time a 540 seat restaurant and brewery on the banks of the historic Penobscot River in downtown Bangor.

In 2002, master brewer Alan Pugsley and entrepreneur Fred Forsley became the new owners of Sea Dog. Their crew continues the tradition of serving great food in a great atmosphere and brewing a full line of handcrafted ales that capture the spirit of Maine’s sea-faring history.

Today, Sea Dog Brewing Company operates brew pubs in three locations. The Sea Dog in Topsham occupies a scenic spot on the Androscoggin River. The Bangor location overlooks the historic Penobscot River. The South Portland location is near the Maine Mall and serves breakfast all day. All three of these locations serve a full menu of handcrafted ales and creative pub fare with a flair.

Their Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter is one of a kind! Four different malted barleys combine to create a distinctive, full-bodied beer with a roasted nuttiness, uniquely enhanced by a hint of hazelnuts. Smooth and creamy with the nose of the Willamette hop, this porter is a beer style unto itself. BTW, I can’t stand Hazelnut coffee (sorry mom). But on Woody’s scale of 1 to 10, I give this Porter an 8.

Their Blue Paw Wheat Ale is their unique contribution to the fruit ale category features the nutty quench of wheat ale combined with the delightful aromatics and subtle fruit flavor contributed by Maine wild blueberries. You know my opinion of wheat beers. At least the great blueberry flavor hides what I hate about wheat beers. However, I’m not a big fan of flavored brews. I give this ale a humbling 6.

Drink one for me,



~ by Frank Wood on 12 October 2009.

One Response to “Sea Dog Brewing – My Kind of Place…”

  1. I enjoyed your post. Me and my brother have just started a new “beer blog,” please feel free to check it out and leave comments and suggestions: Thanks!

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