Gritty McDuff’s Brewing Company


396 Fore Street Portland, Maine 04101


Brewpub; captive brewpubs in Auburn ME, Freeport ME. Bottled/distributed beer contract brewed by Shipyard.

Established 1988

Gritty’s produces some outstanding, high quality products that are above average.  Most notable are their bitters and ESBs.




Most of Gritty’s packaging graphics are either ham-fisted or cartoonish, which causes some beerfans to take this brand less seriously than the product deserves.  Don’t judge this book by its cover.  The seasonal ESBs and Best Bitter are excellent examples of buttery, British style ales.  All in all Gritty’s represents an excellent value in off-the-shelf beer.


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