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.
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.
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 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
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.”
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.
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.