One Girls Crazy Outlook on life in Southern Maine

In December 2010 I moved to Southern Maine from a small town next to Bangor (Bangor is right in the center Maine and is one of the largest cities in Maine for those of you wondering if it's in Canada). Here are some crazy stories of outings, hikes, beer and just the general mayhem that is my life. Welcome. Enjoy. Love it.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Run Of The Mill Public House and Brewery

Location: 100 Main St. Saco, Maine 04072

Price: $$

This visit to The Run Of the Mill Was not the first for us, we had drinks there before. This lovely brewery is within walking distance of our house. So, we decided to take advantage of the 50 degree weather, and go for a walk to actually eat at The Run of The Mill. This was one of the best things we could have possibly done that day. The food was almost as good as their beer.

I am going to start with the Brewery. The Run of The Mill is one of many microbreweries in the Portland Area. However, I can honestly without a doubt tell you that this brewery is my favorite of all the breweries in the southern Maine area. 

When you walk into the restaurant there is a list of the different beers that are on tap.  They are as Follows:

Bug Lager - Our best selling beer, probably owing to its mildness and light body.  Golden in color, Bug is a refreshing, Bohemian Pilsner.  Our gateway beer to what lies beyond.  5.0%

Impact Pale Ale - We amp up the alcohol and hops in this West Coast version of an IPA.  One of our few brews we only hop with one variety, in this case Cascades.  This Washington state hop imparts wonderful floral aroma made even more pronounced by dry hopping.  5.6%

Alewife Ale - Our flagship ale, a bittersweet balance of malt and hops.  This English-style Pale Ale is a great session beer.  4.4%

Tarbox Cream Stout - As black as the night and as smooth as the Blarney Stone, our version of this classic Irish style is thick and creamy, with a mild aftertaste of burnt and roasted grains.  4.5%

We All (S)Cream Ale - A golden-colored, mildly hopped ale that packs a surprising punch.  Its legendary smoothness comes from its being prepared and served like our stouts (Nitrogenated not Carbonated)  5.7%

Smelt Camp Strong Ale - Always a house favorite in the winter, this ESB maintains the same balance as the Alewife, but with loads more malt and hops.  7.3%

Cassk Kickin’ IPA - We've taken our IPA and amped it to dizzying heights with more malty goodness and Cascade hops.  8.0%

I have tried the Alewife Ale. It was a little to hoppy and bitter for me.

My boyfriend and I have agreed that we are both pretty much in love with BUG LAGER. It is so incredibly good. It is the lightest beer they have and it is very crisp.
It is by far the nicest color beer that I have ever had... It is sooooo good.

We decided to start with the Buffalo Chicken wings. They were good, but most definitely not the best. They were good sized, but very little flavor. They were not hot at all. They were also EXTREMELY greasy.

They look pretty good though!

For lunch my boyfriend ordered brick island burger without the veggies of course. His side was regular french fries. The meal looked very good and was cooked just the way he wanted.

I chose the Indian island chicken sandwich. It was perfect!.
The chicken was cooked just right. It was tender with good flavor. It was topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and bacon. I added mayo and ketchup. It topped the sandwich off just perfectly.

For my side I decided to pay the extra $1.50 for the sweet potato fries. Out of all of the sweet potato fries I have ever had, These were the best. They were cooked perfectly. They were perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I personally enjoy them dipped in mayo.

The one and only complaint I have about The Run of The Mill is the seating. For starters, the tables and chairs and booths are all made out of solid wood. They are actually very very nice, minus the fact that the seats are to high in comparison to the table. OR maybe the table is to low in comparison to the booths, I don't know... either way, it's not the most comfortable place to sit. But it doesn't really matter when the food is SO GOOD.

If you are in the Saco Area and you want to spend a little more than you would at Mulligan's than go to The Run Of The Mill. They have trivia night every Monday night. We have yet to do it, But I think we are going to check it out sometime.

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