Archive for the ‘Beer’ Category

Under Construction: Maine Beer Co.

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Maine Beer Company has leased a 30,000 sq ft space at 15 Sanders Way in Westbrook for a “storage and distribution site” to enable MBC to expand production capacity, reports Mainebiz.

Under Construction: Definitive Brewing Co.

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

A new brewery called the Definitive Brewing Co. (website, facebook, instagram, twitter) is now under construction at 35 Industrial Way across the street from Allagash. Definitive Brewing plans to open this Spring.

Good Fire Brewing Co.

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

The Press Herald published an article earlier this week about Good Fire Brewing Company, a new brewery in East Bayside.

With a striking space, a clear vision for a varied catalogue of beer, and a brewing team dedicated to the art and science of beer making, expect Goodfire Brewing to make a big noise in East Bayside.

Under Construction: Nuts & Bolts Brewing

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

A new brewery called Nuts & Bolts Brewing (website, facebook, twitter, instagram) has leased 1,050 sq ft of space in the Pepperell Mill in Biddeford.

Patrick Doherty and Deedra Zeeh hope to have the brewery open in early 2018.

VinePair Top 50

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Three Maine beers made it on to the Vinepair list of the 50 Best Beers of 2017. Allagash Coolship Red (1), Lone Pine Tesselation (6), and Peak Brewing Fresh Cut Pilsner (17).

Under Construction: Stars and Stripes

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

The Forecaster has published an update on Stars and Stripes Brewing Co. (website, facebook, instagram).

Nadeau has worked since last November with SCORE, a network of business mentors with a chapter in Portland, to develop the brewery. Once he’s found a location, Nadeau will use his construction background to build the business.

“We’re really going to focus on making great beer,” Nadeau said, while donating a percentage of proceeds to veterans who could use the help, such as those with disabilities.

Goodfire Brewing Opens Today

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Goodfire Brewing is opening their brewery today and will be selling cans of their India Pale Ale, Prime.

The brewery is located at 219 Anderson Street, and will be open noon – 8pm.

Female Beer Brewers

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Today’s Maine Sunday Telegram has an article about the small but growing number of female beer brewers in Maine.

The state’s thriving beer industry mirrors national trends in which female brewers are a distinct minority. But as more women develop a taste for the product, the boys’ club door has been swinging open.

The article indicate that Shonee Strickland will be the head brewer at Brickyard Hollow Brewing Company when it opens in Yarmouth.

Portland Beer Week

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Portland Beer Week kicks-off on Sunday. The full schedule more than 50 tap takeovers, lectures, beer dinners, and tours.

It would be close to impossible to get to them all so I’ve made a short list of the ones I’m most interested in getting to:

  • Blind IPA Tasting on Sunday at The Thirsty Pig
  • Early History of Maine Beer Lecture on Monday at The Great Lost Bear
  • Silence of the Lambics on Tuesday at Novare Res
  • Cookie and Beer Pairing on Wednesday at The Thirsty Pig
  • Allagash Mystery Beer Night on Tursday at The Great Lost Bear
  • Goodfire Brewing Launch on Thursday at The Thirsty Pig
  • Oxbozakaya on Thursday at Pai Men
  • Austin Street Beer Dinner on Thursday at Terlingua
  • From There to Here on Friday at Slab
  • Where the Wild Biers are on Saturday at Novare Res
  • Zymurgy Home Brew Tour on Sunday with the Maine Brew Bus
  • Freshman Orientation on Sunday at Bayside Bowl

Release of Bring Back Breakfast

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Mast Landing and Battery Steele have collaborated with Standard Baking to produce a 8.8% Imperial Stout called Bring Back Breakfast. The beer was brewed with Standard morning buns and vanilla beans. They’re releasing Bring Back Breakfast on October 25th.

Bissell Brothers Brewing

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Good  Beer Hunting has published a lengthy article about the founding and evolution of Bissell Brothers Brewing.

There are loads of obstacles you don’t see coming when starting a business. “If you go down this road, you will be faced with a million reasons to quit,” Peter says. Questioning the idea, realizing how much more things cost, how much longer everything takes. These are challenges you’ll face as you move forward. How you deal with them is a test of your mettle. “That’s part of the story that I like to think anyone can relate to,” he continues. “That transformation. It’s not just beer, it’s not just starting a brewery—it’s shattering your beliefs of what you think you can do.”

Island Dog Brewing

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

The Forecaster has published an article about Island Dog Brewing.

Still in its nascent stages, Island Dog Brewing only sells tasting flights, pints, and growlers, although by August they hope to distribute kegs to area bars and restaurants – including Otto Pizza, which is in the same complex behind the Maine Mall, and will deliver pies to the 4,200-square-foot tasting room.

Yes Brewing Opens Today

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Yes Brewing (facebook, instagram) is scheduled to open at today at 3:30. They’re located at 609 Main Street in Westbrook behind Mister Bagel.

The American Journal has published an article about Yes Brewing,

“Our whole angle is to brew normal brew styles with out of the box ingredients to keep things interesting,” [co-owner Cameron] Ingrahim said. “We like interesting beers so we wanted to reflect that here.”

While the brewery will have a standard double dry hopped pale ale, it will also serve a pineapple mosaic Berliner Weisse, a jalapeno pale ale and a mint IPA (India Pale Ale). Customers can purchase five- and 10-ounce pours as well as growlers to take home.

Allagash Lieven Release

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Allagash is slated to release a new small batch beer on Saturday. Lieven is,

Named for a Belgian barkeep, Lieven is a blend of Flemish sour red and sour brown ale. The sour brown ale aged for four years in an American oak barrel, while the sour red aged for one year in a New England Distilling rye whiskey barrel. In this blend, aromas of strawberry, apricot, and caramelized sugar share the stage with flavor notes of dried fruit, toasted marshmallow, and a delicate hint of oakiness.

Also on Saturday, Allagash will release the 2017 edition of Cuvée d’Industrial.

One Millions Pounds of Maine Grain (Updated)

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Rob Tod has committed Allagash to buy one million pounds of Maine grains per year by 2021. That’s more than an eight-fold increase.

In the brewing business, buying locally often isn’t feasible. In Maine, the climate has always been right for growing grain, but the infrastructure just hasn’t been sufficient to meet our needs. Much to our delight, we’ve recently seen a steady and substantial increase in the amount Maine-grown and malted grains. That’s why we’re making the pledge that by 2021, Allagash will be buying one million pounds of Maine-grown grain per year.

Update: Mainebiz has published about Allagash’s commitment to buy more grain from Maine.