Atlantic Brewing Company of Bar Harbor, Maine calls itself a microbrewery. On its page featuring Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale, it talks about the “addition of fresh Maine wild blueberries.” The bottle features a lobster boat on the Maine coast. But on the bottle of Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale in front of me, printed in small black text that can barely be discerned (and even more barely read), are these words:
“Brewed for Atlantic Brewing Company Bar Harbor Maine by GJS Sales Lacrosse WI 54601″
That explains why Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale showed up on the Great Taste of the Midwest 2008 Scorecard, where it along with Bar Harbor Ginger are listed as produced by City Brewery of Lacrosse, Wisconsin, which works with GJS Sales to produce other regional-sounding beers.
Hey. I’m just saying. It’s a good tasting beer, but Bar Harbor it ain’t.