Orono Brewing Company opened with a bang on NYE 2014 and ever since then we’ve been doing exactly what we want to do: brewing the best beer we possibly can and sharing it with friends. We love beer and we love bringing people together. We believe in paying attention to every detail, to collaboration and evolution, and to sharing the OBC experience with our growing community. It all starts with our small, tight-knit production team led by co-owner Asa Marsh-Sachs. Asa combines the experiential education and creativity of nearly a decade spent running home-brew stores with a deep dedication to running a top tier production brewery. He’s built an all-start team and together they weave the art and science of brewing together masterfully.
Decades of combined brewing experience and a shared dedication to quality control, safety, and creativity give our team the tools to brew fantastic beer. Ultra filtered water, mineral additions to mimic water sources around the globe, high quality malts and hops, yeast management, and extremely high standards backed up with daily lab work are all part of the process. Our 20 bbl brew system is the right size for us, allowing us to share our beer widely but also keeping it super fresh. We have retained our original brewery location and 4 bbl brew system, and are dedicating that location to our wild beer and barrel program – the beers coming out of that program are tasting awesome! We send kegs and cans to our distributors weekly, and are currently distributed in Maine, NH, and NY.
We have locations in Orono and Bangor, Maine. Our flagship Orono location at 61 Margin Street was built in a refurbished concrete manufacturing facility and features a one of a kind vibe, full kitchen, 24 draft lines, large beer garden, and production brewery. Our Downtown Bangor location is built within a historic 1912 building and features a cozy feel and a comfortable copper bar. Take-out food from local restaurants is welcome at our Bangor location.