Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall: While in Portland, head on over to Fore Street in the Old Port and enjoy some Black Fly Stout or Portland Headlight Pale Ale at the original Gritty McDuff’s. When Grittty’s opened its doors in 1988 it was the first brewpub in Maine dating back to the days of prohibition. Gritty’s has since been at the forefront of the microbrewery business throughout Maine and has learned to craft some very tasty beers a long the way. A diverse dining menu offers everything from barbeque and burgers to seafood entrees and shepherd’s pie. Gritty’s brewpubs can also be found in Freeport, Maine and most recently in the revitalized waterfront area in Lewiston and Auburn, Maine along the banks of the Androscoggin River.