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New Epiphany Can Line Process

We canned a fresh batch of Epiphany on our new canning line yesterday which will be out in stores throughout Maine this week, and for our tasting room allocation – half will be released on WEDNESDAY and half on FRIDAY instead of Saturday because of the holiday.

It’s cold out there! We appreciate you making the trek out to the industrial park for cans and growlers, and to visit our tasting room, and to make your visit more pleasant in this winter weather, we are trying a new process this week for the Epiphany can release. We will be handing out line number cards, starting at 10am. Come, get a card which will be your “place” in line. Feel free to sit in your warm car, go grab a beer at Allagash when they open at 11am, run some holiday errands, or try something tasty at a food truck once they open (Tacos del Seoul on Wednesday and The Muthah Truckah on Friday). One card per person. We want everything to be as fair as possible, so we won’t be allowing anyone to take an extra card for a friend, or similar.  Having a number does not guarantee you will be able to buy Epiphany. Some people buy their whole case allocation, but a lot of people only buy a few 4-packs.  It will depend on how many packs each person in front of you bought.

Our tasting room doors will open at Noon, and we will be selling cans at the back of the tasting room starting with ticket number one. Cans will only be available at the back table (along with bottles to go). Growlers, bottles and samples will be available at the front bar while you wait for your number to be called. We will have a large screen that will display the current number being served so you can keep an eye on it from anywhere in the tasting room. Our tasting room greeter will be able to give you a time estimate for when your number will be called so that you can budget your time appropriately.

We will have the following cans and bottles available.

CANS: Epiphany, Venture, Afterglow, Burnside and Forge

BOTTLES: Dark Side Corruption, Panoptic, Fading Light (500ml) and 2014 Forge (750ml)

We hope this new process will make your visit enjoyable and without any hassle (and warm!). We welcome any feedback.  Feel free to share with our tasting room staff, or email beerme@foundationbrew.com.

Our hours this week on Wednesday-Friday are 12p-7p and on Saturday, special holiday hours of 12-4p.  We’ll be closed on Sunday for Christmas, and open Monday for holiday-week-chillaxing from 12-7pm.


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Foundation Brewing Company Expands at One Industrial Way

One Industrial Way

Portland, ME (May 9, 2016) – Foundation Brewing Company in Portland, ME will be growing at the current location on One Industrial Way starting this month with the expansion into three additional spaces formerly occupied by Bissell Brothers Brewing. This expansion will bring Foundation’s current space to a total of 7,500 sq. ft. and give the brewery the opportunity to expand its tasting room space, install additional fermentation capacity, and expand its packaging capability.

John Bonney, co-founder of the brewery that opened in the One Industrial Way location in 2014 says, “We are fortunate to have had the opportunity to launch our brewery here, and being part of this community, which has become known simply as ‘The Park,’ has been simply amazing from day one.  From the very origins of the Craft Beer industry in Maine, to the latest riffs on diverse and divergent beer styles, the energy and enthusiasm for Craft Beer and its culture is palpable here like nowhere else.”

The new tasting room will be expanded in both size and hours. Behind the scenes growth will include creating more efficiencies in operation work spaces and the opportunity for additional growth in 2017.  Joel Mahaffey, co-founder and Head Brewer, says he is looking forward to “expanding the fermentation capacity that will allow us to brew our popular beers more frequently. The expansion will give us the opportunity to bring out new brands that support our focus on using classic styles as the inspiration for brewing beers that push conventional boundaries.” The brewery operates a 15 bbl brewhouse and has a current fermentation capacity of 180 bbls. They release fresh cans of popular brands like Epiphany, their Maine IPA, and Wanderlust, a hoppy Farmhouse ale, about every three weeks. The brewery anticipates being able to increase the frequency of their canning operations with the expansion.

One Industrial Way has been an incubator for many other successful breweries, including Rising Tide Brewing, Maine Beer Company and Bissell Brothers.  Allagash Brewing Company is located across the street, and Austin Street Brewery, who started in 2014 as well, is located on the opposite side of the One Industrial Way building. Along with their neighbors on the other side of the Park, Geary’s Brewing and New England Distilling, the Industrial Park has become a mecca for beer tourists visiting the Portland area as well as a fun place for locals to enjoy Portland’s exciting craft beer scene.

Foundation will be updating its supporters as the building phase begins through social media channels and its website, www.foundationbrew.com.  The brewery anticipates being able to open its new tasting room early to mid summer, and is not planning any significant tasting room closures during the construction.

About Foundation Brewing Company

Founded in 2012 by Joel & Christie Mahaffey and John & Tina Bonney, Foundation opened in 2014 at One Industrial Way in Portland, Maine. They use classic styles as the inspiration for brewing exciting beers that push conventional boundaries. Foundation is well known for their Maine IPA, Epiphany, a double IPA dry hopped with Mosaic, Citra and Ella hops and designed to showcase the glorious flavor and aromatics of hops without any astringent bitterness. Other popular beers include Afterglow (an American IPA), Wanderlust (a Hoppy Farmhouse Ale), Burnside (a Brown Ale), Eddy (a Saison), Blaze (a Farmhouse IPA), and Forge (a Russian Imperial Stout).  Foundation distributes throughout Maine with Mariner Beverages, and to limited areas in Massachusetts and Vermont. Learn more at www.foundationbrew.com or on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook @foundationbrew.

Joel Mahaffey, Co-Founder and Head Brewer
(207) 370-8187

Epiphany and Wanderlust Can & Draft Update

Wanderlust cans & howlerThanks everyone for coming yesterday, you crushed our supply of Epiphany cans and made a huge dent in our supply of Wanderlust cans. Retailers in Maine are getting their cans over the next few days, so if you missed out, check with your favorite local beer store to find out when they’ll be arriving.

We still have Epiphany on draft at the brewery, but to try to spread the love, we are going to limit Epiphany to 1 howler (32oz) per person.

It is possible we may run out of draft Epiphany before we close on Saturday.  In that event, and we may be a bit delusional on this, but we think we will have something that will scratch that hoppy itch.