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World’s best beer pub in Lovell Plates for any palate
BEER BAR – Jen and Chris Lively stand proudly at their beer bar in Lovell. Ebenezer’s has been voted best pub bar in America and the world by Beer Advocate Magazine for the last five years in a row.
LOVELL – That’s right – the number one beer bar in the world is right here in Lovell.
Ebenezer’s Pub was voted best beer bar in the world and America, not once … not twice, but five years in a row by Beer Advocate Magazine.
It’s like you’ve died and gone to Belgium.
With 35 Belgian beers on tap and over 1,000 well-kept bottles including their very own award-winning Black Albert, Ebenezer’s is sure to be a hit among any beer connoisseur.
According to owners Jen and Chris Lively, if you’ve never had Belgian beer, you’re in for a treat.
“Beer is to Belgium as wine is to France,” said Chris. “They take it very seriously.”
“Once you’ve tasted it, you will too,” added Jen.
Besides Belgian tap and bottled beers, Ebenezer’s has ales, stouts, porters and vintage ales.
“We have ales from all around the world,” said Jen. “From India to Scandinavia; from Japan to Germany.”
“Sure, you can order a Budweiser here too,” added Chris. “But you would be missing the opportunity of a lifetime!”
And if hunger hits your insides, Ebenezer’s is sure to please your belly as well.
The kitchen is well prepared for serving chili, soup, pizza and if more of a meal is desired, the chef is eager to please with meals ranging from seafood scampi to sirloin tips … and don’t forget blueberry pie a la mode or molten lava cake for dessert.
The restaurant business is in our blood,” said Chris. “Together, we have over 30 years of food and beverage experience. When we decided it was time to open our own place, we scoured the country for the perfect place to build our dream.”
When we came to Lovell, we knew we had found it,” added Jan.
From the day they bought Ebenezer’s Pub in 2004 they wanted to build something special.
“We wanted to bring the best beers in the world to one of the most beautiful places in the world,” said Chris. “We wanted to provide great food at affordable prices and create a unique atmosphere that creates a bridge between the wooded mountains of Maine and the cobbled streets of old Belgium.”
Belgian beer décor covers every inch of their walls and the bar is beautifully handcrafted.
Behind the bar is a custom glass beer cooler with hundreds of the world’s best beer and the extensive beer cellar is one of the most unique collections in the world with over 1000 bottles of different beers and vintages, many of which can be found nowhere else.
“We’ve also created some very special events by teaming up with one of the most renowned brewers in all of Belgium–Destruise Brewers,” explained Jen. “And one of the best, brew chefs in America, Sean Paxton.”
“Ebenezer’s is also easy access for the snowmobilers,” added Chris.
Customers take one look at the name and the silhouetted figure on their sign and automatically assume the Ebenezer in question is Ebenezer Scrooge, but it isn’t.
“The pub actually takes its name from George Ebenezar Kezar, a trapper from Canterbury, NH, who came to this area in 1766,” said Jan. “Local lore has it that Ebenezer got in a wrestling match with a black bear, and this bear had attitude – unfortunately not as much as Ebenezer. Legend has it that Ebenezer killed the bear, but he lost one of his arms in the process.”
“He did, however, come away with one heck of a nice looking bear pelt!” added Chris. “And if that wasn’t cause for a beer, we don’t know what is.”
Ebenezer’s is located on 44 Allen Road. For more information call 925-3200.