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Maine Brews

Maine became the first state in the nation to outlaw alcohol back in 1851, when it established its own rather curious form of Prohibition. But "The Maine Law," as that early prohibition act was known, did not stop more than 50 breweries from being established around the state in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Devoted beer drinkers found so many ways around the law that, on more than one occasion, Maine's governor was urged to call out the state militia to deal with violations.

In 1985, Maine became one of the first states to pass legislation allowing small breweries to serve their brew on their own premises. Today, Maine's microbreweries are nationally known for their artisanal beers. You can taste some of these locally crafted brews by visiting Maine's microbreweries and brewpubs or by attending the annual brewers' festival that takes place every November in Portland.

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