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 as the City was very accommodating, welcoming, a short walk from downtown Bangor.
“Beer is our blank canvas” is our motto and how we approach each beer. We look at each beer as a blank canvas and ask what will we do with it to coax its best flavor. To that end we’ve partnered with both Maine Malt houses (Maine Malthouse, Blue Ox) to source all of our base malt as well as any other grain they might make. We source adjuncts locally whenever possible (like coffee, rhubarb, maple sap). We also partner with Maine hop yards to create beer that is inventive but truly brewed local, not just sold local.