Now, I have been to a fair share of Portland breweries and ale houses but the Buckman Botanical Brewery eluded my trained eye. Part of it is that it is literally based in the back of the Green Dragon Pub. It is also a not so advertised part of Rogue Nation and finding it on that website is no easy task.
I wanted to include it this month because they focus on the fringes and not on hops. Apple, pumpkin, ginger as ingredients cysers, meads and braggots can be found from brewer Danny Connors.
I would add to my taster tray the Double Fruitcake Stout, the Cherry Cyser, the Fresh Hop Mead and the Rum Barrel Braggot but they also have IPA’s and collaboration beers that look interesting too.