Blank Canvas Brewery was founded by Stephen Genthner and opened with the help of wife Jessica Wentworth in July 2015. Stephen worked for Allagash Brewing Co. in 2001-2002 learning the ropes and catching the brewing bug. After home brewing for years and going to school for business, Stephen purchased a half barrel system from the Friars Brewhouse in Bucksport. Stephen decided to open in Brewer when he found the perfect retail/production space on Center St. With the landlords blessing he set about installing plumbing and gas for the brewing system and filing all the necessary paper work with the TTB, state, and city of Brewer. Now Blank Canvas can finally offer its beer to the public.