My minor contribution to the thread...
For anyone that is or will be around Portland, Navarre Res in the Old Port is more than worth a visit. They only serve beer, and the list is simply mind-blowing.
We were there a week and a half ago, which prompted me to grab a 6 pack of Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale. 1/2 of that pack is heading to IN for my father to enjoy.
I also recently had a single Magic Hat Saint Saltan and thought it was quite good too.