The Best of Brews at Maine Beer Company's New Tasting Room
After nearly 10 years of releases garnering consistent praise from critics and on review sites, Maine Beer Co. opens a brand new taproom this month, expanding its current Freeport location. Maine Beer Co. was one of the first breweries to have a beer go viral. Much like the Alchemist’s Heady Topper and Bissell Brothers’ Substance, an early Maine Beer Co. IPA caught fire, leaping to the top of sites like Beer Advocate and Rate Beer and causing crazed customers to brave long lines to get it.
The new tasting room takes over the former production space (which was relocated to a big barn-like structure to the side of the building), and is about six times as large as before.
Since the winter months dominate in Maine, outdoor features, including plants and a granite fountain feature, were brought in. There’s a wood-fired pizza-maker onsite, adding to the cozy feel. Draft lines in the new space have expanded from eight to 20, and a new experimental Black Barn series of brews will be available only at the brewery.
Maine Beer Company is grateful for, and committed to, Doing Things Right.
White Light Visual traveled to Freeport, ME to work with Head of Operations for MBC, Ryan Connery-Poulin to put the finishing touches on the new tasting room consisting of dimensional lettering for the exterior entrance, a range of sub-signage throughout the space, a special Employee Recognition Wall that will change monthly featuring different members of MBC's diverse team, grand-scale black vinyl appliqués and custom, heavy-duty stretched artists canvas used in the tasting room's panoramic mezzanine that tell the Maine Beer Company's story and meteoric rise to hoppy greatness.
The museum-like mezzanine at Maine Beer Company
Maine Beer Co.’s new taproom is located at 525 US-1 in Freeport, Maine.