As you may have gathered, we’re in the process of launching a brewery. We’re pretty excited about it. We have been working on Foundation Brewing Company for nearly two years, and we are starting to see our beer at the end of the tunnel.
We’ve kept many details quiet up until now, and that’s mostly because we wanted to make sure that they would happen the way we wanted them to. Also, it’s fun to have a surprise! For those of you who have been in the know, and have helped us to keep it (mostly) quiet up to this point, we thank you. For those of you who have been wondering who we are and what we have been up to, thanks for being patient with us.
As of July, we’ve leased space at the infamous One Industrial Way building, the same complex that birthed some other Maine breweries you may have heard of, like Rising Tide and Maine Beer Company. We’re psyched to be moving in to such a great space down the street from Allagash. Hopefully some of the great beer mojo of Industrial Way will rub off on us.
So, why are we announcing this now? Well, to put it bluntly, we’ve secured our financing, and can order up a bunch of shiny new brewing equipment. We also now have a (somewhat) predictable timeline leading towards producing beer.
What’s next? We’re currently working on remodeling the spaces we’re leasing, making them our home. We’ll be ordering our equipment this week, filling out paperwork for the feds, more paperwork for the city, more paperwork for…well, you get the idea.
We hope you’ll join us on this ride. We can’t wait to see you in our tasting room when we open later this year.
Joel Mahaffey and John Bonney