A bearded man holds a keg inside the Main Beer Company.

#2. Freeport

Located just up Maine’s coast from Portland, Freeport is best known as the home of the flagship L.L. Bean store. It’s a mecca for shoppers and a great place to live if you’re into the outdoors. You can drink a variety of Maine beers at the historic Jameson Tavern, founded in 1779, or stop in for fresh brews from the Maine Beer Co. The Red Wheelbarrow scores the highest marks on RateBeer.com, but as one visitor to its tasting room said, “I’m very impressed with every Maine beer I have had so far.”

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