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Hop Yard Porter: Maine-grown beer

Our brewmaster Tom Abercrombie calls Hop Yard Porter a nod to harvest, autumn, and all things Maine. This year’s version features our first estate-grown barley harvested from the site of our new Brewery.   When the Shaw Brothers leased six acres of land in Gorham to us back in March, conserving farmland was what they had in mind. Of course what we had in mind was how soon we could …Read More

District New England Master Brewers make “Any IPA”

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How do brewers raise money? They get together and make beer!   Our own Jon Clegg is the president of the District New England group of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas. MBAA was formed in 1887 to promote and improve “the professional interest of brew and malt house production and technical personnel.” Today Master Brewers has more than 4,000 members in 25 different districts from more than 50 …Read More

Small batch alert: two new fresh hop beers

For this year’s Local Harvest brew, we really changed things up. Instead of doing one big Local Harvest batch like we’ve done in the past, we took advantage of our pilot brewhouses (and proximity to a local farm) and created two very different small batch fresh hop beers.   For both beers we used fresh hops, of course – but when we say fresh, we mean FRESH. The hops came …Read More

Sebago beer + CBD coffee = one smooth dark session ale

Don’t be fooled by the dark, practically opaque, color. This is a light, refreshing session ale that’s perfect for a hot summer day!   Blazing Summer is Sebago Brewing Company’s first beer made with coffee and carbonated with nitrogen. It’s made with a mix of Briess barley, Williamette hops, California Ale yeast— and sixty pounds of cold brewed coffee in a ten-barrel batch. (That’s almost a quarter pound per gallon!) …Read More

Hop Swap is back!

Aroma + flavor: our first batch of Hop Swap 2018 is here. We brew this unique IPA twice a year using the same recipe, but it’s never totally the same— hence the name.   This year’s creation (ABV 6.8%, IBU 68) features Simcoe, Citra, and Cashmere hops. Expect a bold, well-rounded combination of fruit, pine, and citrus flavors, with a clean and dry finish.     Grab a pint (or …Read More

Summer Session 2018 release: Buddy System

When brewer Kevin Depot invited Sean Nolan, co-owner of Honest Weight Artisan Beer, to collaborate on an IPA for Summer Session 2018, he knew what he was in for.   “It was a great brew day, and the workflow was easy,” said Kevin. “We’re very much on the same page when it comes to what we’re looking for in a finished product.”   The two brewers have been friends since …Read More

#SebagoBrewTurns20 – Part 3: Innovation

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Since Sebago Brewing brewed its first batches of beer in their South Portland brewpub, the company has tried new things, through innovation and always adapting to a market that has changed dramatically and grown exponentially.   Now, after dozens of seasonal beers, small batches, and beers that have stood the test of time, Sebago co-founder and vice president Kai Adams says that “the single most important thing that happened to …Read More

Stand clear! Whistle Punk is here.

A force of nature with a blast of hops you won’t soon forget. Whistle Punk Double IPA is back!   Knock one down at one of our brewpubs or Tasting Room, or look for the 16-ounce 4-packs near you.   “This is a grapefruit bomb, in a good way, a total citrus bath that hides the bitterness and ABV well. Grade: A-”   That’s what the Boston Globe beer reporter …Read More

“Hoppy Friends” brew up new double rye IPA

Humlevenner. Loosely translated, the Norwegian word means “hoppy friends,” the perfect moniker for a beer made by brewers who live around the way from each other.   Kevin Robichaud, a brewer at Sebago, and Charlie Melhus, co-founder of Norway Brewing Company, both live in Norway.  Since Charlie opened Norway Brewing in 2015, Kevin has helped out from time to time, but this is the first official collaboration brew between the …Read More

Pine State Beverage Truck Unveiled

Sebago Brewing and Pine State Beverage have been partners in bringing excellent craft beer to Maine since 2006. After 11 years, the partnership continues to grow and with the opening of our new brewery on the horizon, that trend should be continuing into 2018 and well beyond. Now we’re unveiling a Sebago Brewing and Pine State Beverage 18 bay delivery truck that will be arriving soon at a craft beer …Read More

Photo Contest: Autumn’s New Tradition

There’s something special about fall in New England. For many of us at Sebago Brewing, it’s our favorite season. It’s a time for good friends, gorgeous weather, and great beer. And Bonfire is Brewed For Times Like These™. Perfect for both 80-degree afternoons and 40-degree nights, Bonfire is Autumn’s New Tradition. To celebrate, we’re running a new photo contest on social media. Enter Our Photo Contest Show us how your autumn …Read More

Meet The Crew: Head Brewer Peter Dahlen

Since we poured our first beer in 1998, we’ve been working to build a community of creative beer-lovers. Part of that stems from our commitment to our employees—The Sebago Brewing Company Crew. We’d love to introduce you to a few members of the crew so you can get to know the team that brews and serves our delicious Sebago beers.   Meet The Crew: Peter Dahlen, Head Brewer Peter Dahlen has been with …Read More

Turnkey Brewery For Sale

Sebago Brewing Company is on the move. We’re building a new destination brewery on Main Street in Gorham on the Shaw Brothers Family Foundation farm. We are planning to be brewing there in January 2018.   Since 2005 we have been brewing and packaging our beer in the Gorham industrial park in a built-to-suit 8000 sq. ft. building. We have experienced amazing growth over the past 12 years here and …Read More

Destination Brewery Groundbreaking In Gorham

We are pleased to announce that Sebago Brewing Company officially had a groundbreaking today on our new destination brewery on Lower Main Street in Gorham in partnership with the Shaw Brothers Family Foundation. In just 10 years, the number of craft breweries in Maine has jumped from 14 to 82, with more opening soon. Beer tourism has become a multimillion-dollar industry in the state, and we couldn’t be more excited …Read More

Start The Celebratory Season With Recent Releases

Maine saw its first snowfall of the season recently, and here at Sebago Brewing we think that’s something to celebrate. Luckily we have some new releases on draft and hitting store shelves in time for gathering with friends, be it watching games or over gourmet meals.   Demanding your taste buds’ attention is Barleywine 2016 (13% ABV 54.1 IBU). First Brewed in 2008 and aged in Bourbon Barrels for fourteen months, …Read More