Brewpubs

A brewer and a chef walk into a bar…

We are fired up to tell everyone about some new specials in our brewpubs and a special new beer in stores! This football season we’ve teamed up with Hannaford Supermarkets to showcase local craft beer and simple beer and food pairings. Hannaford Chef’s Table is a program where local star chefs create recipes that cooks at home can make — but we took it a step further.   Our brewers …Read More

Growlers 101

Some craft beer drinkers have been using growlers for years. For those of you haven’t, check out this conversation with Matt St. Hilaire, the GM at our Tasting Room. Matt talks about growlers and why they’re worth having. Maybe this is the year you get yours…   Let’s start with the basics. What is a growler? It’s a measured container for filling with beer to take away from a Tasting …Read More

Oktoberfest 2019!

Join us on September 21st at the Brewery for the best party of the year! (Gates open at 1:30pm.)   Click here to buy tickets.   We’ll have… Live Music by local favorites Tricky Britches 2:00pm-4:00pm and Hello Newman 5:00pm-7:00pm Our Traditional Oktoberfest Lager and other Sebago Beers Traditional German Feast served 3:00pm-6:00pm Stein Holding Contest at 4:30pm (Men & Women) Best Dressed Contest Corn hole Jumbo soft pretzels available for purchase …Read More

Meet the Team: Sebago Brewery Tour Guides

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What do our Sebago Brewery tour guides all have in common? They were Sebago beer fans before they became Sebago beer experts.   Julie Taft has worked at Sebago Brewing since 2011, first as a server and then a hostess. Before that she was a regular at the brewpub in Gorham for six years. Mariann Caine volunteered to pour Sebago beer at many a brewfest before joining the Tasting Room …Read More

Fresh Fill Friday: Haze Fwd

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New beer. New can. Another Fresh Fill Friday! We introduced Haze Fwd on a summer evening in August, the perfect time to drop this tropical IPA.   Haze Fwd is our refined version of a New England IPA with generous late additions of both classic and new school hops, like Amarillo, Citra, Lemondrop, Simcoe, and Strata. Haze Fwd — hazy, juice, delicious — is available now in cans AND on …Read More

Mo’ Yeah – Fruity Brut IPA

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It was just last year that the Brut IPA hit the scene, thanks to Kim Sturdavant, Brewmaster at Social Kitchen & Brewery in San Francisco. His goal was to make the driest, lightest IPA possible, hence the name “brut” like a dry champagne.   The secret is to add amyloglucosidase (a common enzyme) to help the yeast to consume more of the sugars during fermentation, usually used in a high-gravity …Read More

Sours: Barrel vs. Kettle

Sour beers are unpredictable. They can take a long time to mature too, most sours taking more than a year before they can even be considered for blending or serving. Our brewers are proud to present their latest labors of love, one a barrel-aged Brett beer and the other a kettle sour. Both are fruity and delicious.   Racking My Brain took about 18 months to complete. Brewers took Saddleback …Read More

Hefeweizen

What’s both cloudy and light? The answer, friends, is Hefeweizen and we just brewed 40 barrels of it!   Hefeweizen is a German beer (pronounced HAY-fuh-vites-in if you want to get technical). “Hefe” means yeast, which gives the beer its cloudy appearance, and “weizen” refers to wheat. Typically, Hefeweizen has a low-hop character and with phenolic (clove) and fruity (banana) aromas and flavors.   This isn’t the first time we’ve …Read More

Fresh Fill Fridays

What’s fresher than fresh? A can of beer directly off the canning line! That’s why we’ve been loving Fresh Fill Fridays at the brewery.   In the fall of 2018, we had our first Fresh Fill Friday to introduce the world to NED IPA in a can…and to invite the world into our brewery.   The idea came from the great minds in our brewing and packaging crew who dared ask …Read More

Oktoberfest 2018!

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After a brief hiatus, we threw our favorite Fall party, Oktoberfest! More than 300 people joined us on September 22 for our first Oktoberfest at the Destination Brewery.   We were cooking up bratwurst with sauerkraut and onions, serving up wood-fired pretzels and German potato salad, not to mention yummy pickles made by our own talented brewers. And of course we were pouring: Oktoberfest (our tribute to the classic Marzen …Read More

Meet the Crew: Tiffany Gillespie, Tour & Tastings Manager at the Destination Brewery

Tiff Gillespie started her career with Sebago Brewing Company in Gorham. When she walked into the restaurant in 2001 looking for a job, the Elm Street building was still under construction.   Tiff worked at the brewpub as a server and bartender for a number of years before she transferred to the South Portland location to be the Bar Manager. A couple of years later, she moved to the Portland …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

Coming soon: Sebago Brewing’s new tasting room!

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You know when you’re at the movies and you see a preview for something you’ve been waiting for? You lean over to your friend in the seat next to you and whisper loudly, “I can’t wait to see this!” Well, here’s a sneak peek at Sebago Brewing’s new tasting room! It will feature a wood fired oven and full-service open kitchen offering wood fired pizza, creative sandwiches and unique entrees, all focused …Read More

New Years Eve 2018

Join us this New Years Eve at one of our brewpubs as we present a select menu. We’ll be featuring these delicious specials including this short rib featured in Scarborough. Menus below SCARBROUGH PORTLAND GORHAM KENNEBUNK

Meet The Crew: Mike Zubik, General Manager, Scarborough

Meet Mike Zubik a General Manager for our Scarborough brewpub.   Mike started with Sebago Brewing Company ten years ago as a dining room manager. He describes being an employee at Sebago Brewing Company as “a fun, dynamic environment where I know I am valued and my opinion is too.” In his ten years here he also worked as a kitchen manager before stepping into the general manager role.  Below are a …Read More