Ethan Evangelos and Scott Bendtson have not always been in the business of brewing beer. Scott and Ethan are builders. In 2016, the two embarked on a journey to follow their dream of building a craft brewery. Each with their own unique skills, tastes, and interests, combined with their similar mid-coast Maine upbringing, they have established Threshers Brewing Co. This farm style brewery, retrofitted inside an old lumber yard in Searsmont Maine, has created an off the beaten path destination style brewery, delivering some of the best beer in New England. What sets Threshers Brewing Co. apart from other breweries, is not only the friendly locals you’ll meet from all walks of life, which capture the true spirit of mid-coast Maine community, but also the equipment acquired and engineered by the owners themselves, re-purposing and reusing various materials from dairy farms, potters, and other unique sources around the state.
Ingenuity, creativity and community are the cornerstones of the type of environment that inspired the Threshers dream. Approaching their second year in business, Threshers Brewing Co. is happy to announce they have expanded their quaint small town brewery to include serving 16oz. cans, available in the mid-coast area with future plans to include statewide distribution.
Threshers Brewing Co
Searsmont has a lot to offer related to the St George River. We recommend the Ridge to River Trail in Searsmont for a hike that starts along the river and brings you to scenic views from Appleton Ridge. Both the Appleton Preserve and the Gibson Preserve offer a variety of hiking trails and The Canal Path in Searsmont connects to the Appleton Preserve and the Ridge to River Trail. The St George River Canoe Trail is great for those looking to canoe or kayak. It consists of 36 miles and there are excellent maps available offering information on access points, portages, rapids, and historical points of interest.