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Kicking off Fall with Oktoberfest

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On a sunny September day, we celebrated Oktoberfest, our version of the Bavarian beer festival, with 300 of our lager-loving friends.   Tricky Britches and Hello Newman kept it lively as we partied, polka’d, and stuffed our faces with bratwurst and pretzels. On tap were this year’s batch of the Marzen-style Oktoberfest lager, Bog So Hard, Bonfire and Simmer Down (now available year round).   As always, the main event was …Read More

Oktoberfest Lager IN A CAN

As we eagerly await our favorite party of the year, we’re also anticipating one of our favorite beers. Our Oktoberfest lager is an homage to the Märzen style served in Bavaria and throughout Germany for their Oktoberfest celebrations.   So what exactly is Märzen style? Back in the day – like, way back, in 1553 – there was a Bavarian ordinance that said beer could only be brewed between the …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

Bog So Hard

Last year when we were celebrating our 20th anniversary in business, we released a special beer to mark the occasion. Bog So Hard was the 2,000th batch to be brewed on our original production system at our old location (down the road from our current HQ).   We got such a great response (and our brewers had so much fun making it) that we’re offering it again. We brewed with …Read More

Slick Nick, you devil you…

If you’ve been a fan of Slick Nick for the past 20 years, then you may know that the “long winter ale” wasn’t named after a jolly, fat man dressed in red. Nope, Slick Nick is named after the song by Fishbone, a ska-funk band beloved by our VP and co-founder Kai Adams.   Slick Nick has been popular since we first started brewing it. You know what? Let’s let …Read More

Cheers to 2018!

As we creep up on 2019, we wanted to take a moment to look back on this amazing year. Sebago Brewing Co. kicked off 2018 with some Barleywine kudos: Paste Magazine ranked our 2017 Barleywine as the third best out of 62 other barleywines across the country.   In the spring, we opened our Destination Brewery in Gorham. First the Tasting Room in February, followed by our beautiful new brewery.   We …Read More

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