Thank you to Maine’s Senators – Senator Angus King and Senator Susan Collins, along with a large group of influential Senators who weighed in on the FDA’s proposal for new rules on spent grain processing. Although this is an issue that likely flies under the radar for the average beer drinker, this is a hugely important issue for our brewers and the farmers who depend on the use of spent grain for animal feed. We are grateful for our support of our Senators.
The Maine Brewers’ Guild is proud to welcome the newest addition to the Maine brewing community – Bigelow Brewing Company out of Skowhegan. Founded by husband and wife team Jeff and Pam Powers, Bigelow Brewing will be opening their gorgeous barn to visitors very soon to offer tastings and growler fills of their Lying Bastard Pale Ale and Dementia Dog Double IPA. Transforming an old equine facility in to classic New England 3-bbl brewhouse barn and adopting the motto, “Out with the horses, in with the brew,” Jeff and Pam are truly creating a destination brewery. We can’t wait to spend a few hours sitting inside the barn, sipping some delicious ales, and raising a glass to our newest member. Welcome to the Guild Bigelow Brewing Company! Keep an eye on their Facebook page for up to the date opening hours, tour timing and all the pictures from life in the brewhouse.
Maine Brewers’ Guild is proud to welcome our newest member: Gneiss Beer out of Limerick, ME. Taking a holistic approach to the brewing and farming process and dubbing their vision as an agrogeobrewery, the guys at Gneiss are committed to creating a closed-loop production process, utilizing local ingredients and minimizing waste at every step. Click here to learn more about the Gneiss Concept. Founded by Mainers Tim and Dustin, Gneiss broke ground on their brewery in December 2012 and are initially focused on creating wheat-style ales, but will be exploring wild beers, new beers, and new takes on traditional beers. As of February 2014, Gneiss beers can be found on draft at reputable beer bars around Maine.
The Maine Brewers’ Guild is excited to welcome our most recent member, Banded Horn Brewing Company in Biddeford. No matter the style, no matter the strength or the flair, the best beers share one common virtue: balance. At Banded Horn Brewing Co. we strive for a harmony of flavors with each brew, from traditional styles to cutting-edge beers that defy classification. Our brewery is located in the 150-year-old Pepperell Mill complex in Biddeford, Maine, and we’re proud to be part of the community of artisans who are revitalizing this historic location.
The Maine Brewers’ Guild is proud to welcome Foundation Brewing Company to the community of brewers here in Maine. Located in Portland, Maine, Foundation, which is a partnership between two former home brewers who met at a home brew club in Bangor in 2011, will be producing high quality and innovative beers with approachable and balanced flavor profiles. Founded officially in 2013, Foundation will release its first two beers – Eddy (a farmhouse style ale) and Blaze (a hybrid Saison and American IPA) – in early 2014.