Day One - Stop One of my road trip up the coast of Maine into New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. I've always heard such wonderful things about Portland, Maine. I knew my first time in the state I would have to stop. Coastal cities are my favorite cities to visit. I love the mix of laid back salty beach goers with the liveliness a city offers. Portland is known for its beer and that sits very well with my family and I. We were only there for a few hours so I knew we just wanted to have a couple great meals and great beer to start the road trip off right. I did a little research and we happened upon The Thirsty Pig. Located in Old Port right downtown by the water and was an awesome atmosphere with local Maine beers and hand crafted sausages. They make all of their specialty sausages in house. I had not seen my dad or brother since February and this was the perfect place to catch up. Next we went to In'finiti Fermentation and Distillation. They served up some great samples of in house brewed beer. We also really enjoyed the home-made pretzels and beer cheese. Our view was a harbor full of lobster traps and when in Maine you eat lobster…or lobster mac n cheese. I highly recommend these two places for a laid back dinner with a vibe you can't beat.