Archive for the ‘Beer’ Category

Maine Beer Co. Hires a CEO

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Maine Beer Company has hired Steve Mills to be the CEO for the Freeport-based brewery, reports Brewbound.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Maine Beer Company,” Mills wrote to Brewbound. “I’ve known David and Dan since almost the beginning. They had such awesome vision for what they wanted Maine Beer to be: people focused, exceptional quality and supporting 1 percent For The Planet. And look at what they’ve built! It’s all about doing what’s right. I’m looking forward to contributing wherever I can.”

Mills is moving to Maine from Utah where he was the CEO of Uinta Brewing.

Sebago’s New Brewery Opens Today

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

The Press Herald has published an article about Sebago’s new brewery and tasting room in Gorham. The new brewery is located on Route 25. It is slated to open to the public today.

For starters, it’s just bigger. The largest fermentation vessel at its previous location – about a mile away – made 1,240 gallons of beer at a time. Now it has two fermenters that make nearly 5,000 gallons at a time – and capacity to add two more just like them.

Lone Pine Expansion

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

The Press Herald has published an article about Lone Pine Brewing’s expansion.

If head brewer and co-owner Tom Madden is worried about the change, he doesn’t show it – and talks about the expansion with eager optimism.

He has a reason to be confident. If Lone Pine had purchased equipment for a brewery of Sebago’s size, it would have spent months making decisions about how to set up the system and even more time attempting to test it and “do the math” to scale up its five-barrel recipes. But purchasing a working brewery’s equipment has a unique advantage. Its quirks and limitations are known, and its ability to produce excellent beer has already been realized in the hands of Sebago’s brewing and production staff.

2 Beer Releases: Imperial Stout, Oat IPA

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Mast Landing and Battery Steele are releasing Ice Cream Imperial Stout, a new collaboration between the two breweries. The beer is brewed with “[h]undreds of waffle cones in the mash, lactose and a bucket of sprinkles in the boil, then conditioned on vanilla beans.

Battery Steele also plans to release Onsight #3, which they describe as an “Oat IPA (6.5%) heavily hopped with Galaxy, Nelson and Rakau. Very soft, almost no bitterness and busting with notes of passion fruit, pineapple, mango and hints of pine”.

Phoenix: Definitive Brewing, Snacks, Other Side

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

This week’s edition of the Portland Phoenix includes:

Beer Releases from Bissell and Oxbow

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Two new beer releases are taking place this Saturday:

  • Bissell Brothers is releasing Preserve & Protect, “a 7.8% IPA built off the blueprint of our 4th-anniversary one-off. This beer gives us a chance to utilize the pineapple flavors of Denali on a larger base, with background support from Citra and Vic Secret. The label features an illustration by Heidi Geist featuring our father, recently retired as director of Baxter State Park”.
  • Oxbow is releasing Blacklight, “a 6% European hopped dark Farmhouse Ale brewed with oats and midnight wheat, called Blacklight”

Portland Beer Abroad

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Maine Public has published a report on Shipyard’s exports to the UK where their beer is in 900 pubs.

This international marketing strategies appear to be paying off. Coles says sales of the American Pale Ale have grown 30%, year over year in the UK- 50% for the IPA. Marston’s even has plans to lead a group of visitors from the U.K. to Portland later this year in order to visit the original birthplace of Shipyard.

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.