Category Archives: News

Black Bear Brewing in Orono restructures brew team

Last September things started changing at the Black Bear Brewery in Orono, Maine. The taproom expansion allowed for a larger bar, more tables, a small stage and space for darts and foosball. The transition made Black Bear’s taproom feel less like the place you ran in to fill your growler and get a sample of […]

Shipyard Brewing Company announces the addition of a new beer to year round lineup

Shipyard Brewing Company, Maine’s largest brewery, announced today in a press release that they are adding a new year round beer to their lineup. Shipyard American Pale Ale is brewed with English pale malt, whole wheat and seven hop varieties, weighing it at 4.5% ABV and 55IBU. This beer will be available nationwide in April. […]

Kahbang announces Bangor brewfest special guest The Brewing Network

The Kahbang Brewfest has announced they will be welcoming special guest, The Brewing Network to the Bangor waterfront this summer. The Brewing Network is a popular internet radio station focused on homebrewing and craft beer. The Brewing Network was started in 2005 with “The Sunday Session Live” and now produces The Sunday Session, The Jamil […]

Funky Bow Brewing to begin canning and expand distribution

  In a press release today, Funky Bow Brewing Company of Lyman, Maine made two big announcements. The brewery will begin canning their beer and they have partnered with Pine State Beverage Company of Gardiner, Maine to expand their availability statewide. Funky Bow is currently available at the brewery and on tap at select locations […]

Rising Tide Brewing Company changes bottle format

Rising Tide brewing company has announced that they will be transitioning their core lineup of beers away from 22oz bottles. Beginning next week you’ll start seeing Daymark pale ale, Ishmael copper ale, Zephyr IPA and summer seasonal Spinnaker hefeweizen in four packs of 12oz bottles.   The change in bottle format will give Rising Tide […]

Portland’s newest brewery on target for March beer release

Portland, Maine’s newest craft brewery, Foundation Brewing Company, has announced that  in February they started production on two beers and are on target to release them in early March. The first two beers to be released by Foundation are Eddy a Saison and Blaze which is a farmhouse style IPA. Foundation Brewing Company was started […]

ABVs are back on the menu but the problem isn’t fixed

The back pedaling started on Tuesday when the Operations Director of the Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages & Lottery announced that under an updated enforcement policy bars, pubs and tasting rooms could begin displaying ABVs (alcohol by volume) in menus and on signage at the bar or in the tasting room. The information is allowed […]

How much alcohol is in that beer? Maine liquor enforcement doesn’t want you to know

This past Thursday, January 30, 2014 Marshall Wharf Brewing Company posted on Facebook about their recent visit from a Maine liquor enforcement officer, they were informed that they needed to remove the ABV (alcohol by volume) from their chalkboards in the brewery store/tasting room as well as the boards at the bar and remove those […]

Portland Maine’s craft brewery incubator

There is a special neighborhood in Portland, Maine, one that’s developing a pretty solid brewing history, a place that has seen a brewery start up and become one of Maine’s most successful, a place that has seen small startup breweries find their place in the Maine beer scene, pack up and move on to bigger […]

Atlantic Brewing Company Announces Special Release Winter Ale

Atlantic Brewing Company out of Bar Harbor, Maine has announced that they are kicking off the New Year with a new beer release. Aurora Farm’s Oatmeal ale, an English style ale brewed with Alymer oats grown right here in Maine. The beer is described by Atlantic as a “Deep ruby ale with a crisp, clean finish, this […]