The Maine Brewer’s Festival is taking place today at the Portland Expo. 16 Maine brewers are taking part including small-scale Portland newcomer Maine Beer Co. The Portland Daily Sun published a piece earlier this week on the Festival:
Brothers David and Daniel Kleban’s tiny brewery is one of four new additions to this year’s event, and they have generated some buzz despite their size — or maybe because of it. They run a one-barrel system, borrow equipment when it comes time to unload supplies and occupy a space slightly beyond homebrewing on the route to the big time.
“I don’t know how much smaller you could possibly get,” said David Kleban. “We don’t even have a forklift, we just borrow one from the folks down the way.”