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One Eye Open Brewing

In 2012 while attending the University of Southern Maine and playing Division III Baseball, Lucas, Brett, and Chuck developed a passion for craft beer. It began with taste testing the many options that were available both nationally and locally at that time, and developed into a study to learn how the brewing process really worked. Because we loved the beers that the young microbreweries had created, we saw an opportunity to join the beer revolution and fulfill our aspirations in creativity and lifestyle. From there we began to experiment on our own out of our college kitchen. Over time we turned making a mess of our kitchen into a hobby that we seemed to have a knack for. Those early successful trials fueled dreams of starting our own business that someday would allow us to do something that we felt passionately about. Dating back to 2012 we made a pact that we would own and operate our own brewery and make good use of our new found skill, compatibility as friends, and passion for creating something in which we strongly believe in and that we can share with our community. Along with spreading good beer, we and our brand would like to share inspiration for anyone that has dreams of starting their own business. As long as there is passion and there is desire to break free from the norm, anything can happen. We are OEO, and we are here to question everything.

We are considered one of the few “nano-breweries” that exist in craft beer today and are a true start-up company. We have turned an old storage shed into a full-fledged commercially zoned brewery. It took 10 months of grit, determination, and sheer carpentry to get where we are today. Almost everything that we used to build out our brew house was recycled, handcrafted, or repurposed to fit our need. Though the work was hard and the hours were long, we are truly proud of what we have been able to create and we are anxious to share it with the local Portland, ME community.