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Sebago Small Batch: Fall Round-up

It’s been a killer Fall for Sebago small batch beers. (And for fresher than fresh local hop beers, including our first-ever estate brew Hop Yard Porter.)   Our brewers Kevin Depot and Molly Wolkin experimented with one of the most recent twists on the American IPA, the Brut IPA. Typically, Brut IPAs are bone dry, aromatically hoppy, and lack the traditional bitter bite found in many IPAs. This style is …Read More

NED

Ready for NED? We’re serving it up to you fresh from the canning line.   On Friday, November 2nd, we’re (re)releasing NED, a hoppy IPA with a spicy, piney aroma and bold rye flavors.   If it feels like deja vu, it’s because we brewed “Ned Ryerson” back in 2016 in honor of Portland Beer Week (and Bill Murray). It’s back by popular demand, though the name and recipe have …Read More

Bonfire is here.

Autumn. In some corners this means pumpkin beer, but around here we’re all about Bonfire.   What started out as a pilot brew by Sebago brewer Rusty Packer, this dark ale has become a favorite because of its earthy undertones (think pine and sage) balanced with toasty, sweet malt flavors. This year’s recipe features Columbus, Chinook and Simcoe hops – added late in the process to maximize those generous hoppy …Read More

Sebago Small Batch: What We Did This Summer

People know our classic beers like Frye’s Leap IPA and Runabout Red, or favorites like Hop Swap, and Whistle Punk. But our Sebago small batch beers are some of the most delicious, inventive brews coming out of the brewery now.   Since our new brewery opened in late February, we’ve released a dozen new small batch beers: Spring Cleaning, Saison Saisoff, Dieter Redux, Chiquito, Danquito, Bog So Hard, Pack in …Read More

Meet the Crew: Sophie LeBlanc, Key Accounts

Sophie LeBlanc has helped to grow Sebago Brewing Co. — and has grown in the process. When she started working at the company four years ago, it was as the Southern Maine sales representative. Six months after that, the opportunity arose for Sophie to cover the entire state; she took it. Sophie has been managing Key Accounts at Sebago for a year and has supported the training and growth of …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

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

Meet the Crew: Steve Shulkosky, Southern Maine Sales Rep

You’d be hard pressed to find a better fit for Sebago Brewing than Steve Shulkosky. A graduate of Johnson & Wales’s College of Culinary Arts, Steve has worked in restaurants since he was 14 and waiting tables in Blue Hill, Maine.   His varied career – which includes an Americorps stint at a floating logging camp in Alaska – eventually brought him to New England Distilling where he was an …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

Our new destination brewery is open for business

Today’s the day! After several action-packed days of preparation, our new destination brewery and tasting room are open to the public.   Here are some soon-to-be Frequently Asked Questions about our new digs:   Where exactly is it? 616 Main Street in Gorham.   What are the hours? Sunday-Wednesday, 11am-9pm and Thursday-Saturday, 11am-10pm   Can I check out the new brewery? Brewery tours are available at various times throughout the …Read More

Coming soon: Sebago Brewing’s new brewery!

A couple of weeks ago we gave you a sneak preview of the new tasting room. Now we want to show you where all the metal is: the brewery!   As you might be able to tell from the video, the new facility is twice as big with twice as many vessels – that means we have the capacity to brew 5,000 gallons of beer in a day.   Even …Read More

Ode to a Beer Muse

Hops, they are green, and you know yeast is yellow, But our true blue love is for this fine fellow. The Beer Muse is our muse — but he’s no longer musing! We at Sebago find this rather confusing.   Our friend knows the beer (and barleywine) score. He knows what to pack to simmer down at the shore. He understands beer, from boiling to fermentation, And is a champion …Read More

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

Meet The Crew: Matthew St. Hilaire, Assistant General Manager

Recently, we’ve been sharing a few employee stories from members of our Sebago Brewing Company Crew to help you get to know the team that brews and serves our delicious Sebago beers. We’re dedicated to building a community of creative beer-lovers and we couldn’t have done it without all of our employees, many of whom have been with us for years! Need to catch up on the series? Meet Peter, Allison, and …Read More

Meet The Crew: Allison Forrest – Service Manager

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: Allison Forrest, Service Manager   Allison Forrest has …Read More