Beer Review: Love for the G string

Recently, one of my roommates and I decided that every week we want to try a new Maine brewed beer. Last week, when I was buying groceries at Hannafords, I was drawn to a beer by Funky Bow beer company, located in Lyman, Maine. The beer, cleverly named G-String, has a colorful can with a picture of a banjo on it, which honestly drew my attention to the beer in the first place.

G-String, along with other beers such as Midnight Special and So Folkin’ Hoppy, are brewed by a father-son duo in southern Maine.On their webpage (, Abraham Lorrain describes beginning to brew beer at home around the time of his college graduation. After discovering a passion for the activity, he and his father decided to make it into a living, and their brewery is now four years old.

Their G-String option is more of a summer beer. An American Pale Ale, the G-string was a good option for me because it’s a lighter beer with a ton of flavor. Funky Bow also offers a coffee porter (the Midnight Special), a few IPAs (Jam session and Hoppy Notes), and Barrel aged beer that rotate throughout the year.

The brewery, located south of Portland, is open Friday through Sunday, and hosts many events including performances by bluegrass bands and brick oven pizza nights with slices offered for free. If you can’t make it to their brewery, their beer is sold at Hannafords and other locations in Waterville.

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