Posts Tagged: Event

Join Us at The 2019 New England Craft Brew Summit

Join us this Friday, March 1, at the 2019 New England Craft Brew Summit at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland, Maine. The premier regional, craft beer industry business-to-business conference will be jam-packed with seminars on a variety of topics geared towards business operations, technical brewing and the tasting room and brew pub. In the morning, attorney Jonathan Dunitz will join a panel on the Food Safety Modernization Act alongside Rising Tide Brewing’s Nathan Sanborn, University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Dr. Jason Bolton, and University of Southern Maine QC2 Lab’s Dr. Lucille Benedict. The presentation will help attendees to navigate new FDA requirements and provide insights into planning for full compliance. Later in the day, attorney Tawny Alvarez will participate in an interactive session on what’s “Safe and Legal” for tasting rooms and brewpubs. During the presentation, Tawny and fellow panelists, including Orono Brewing Company’s Heather Furth, GHM Insurance’s James Sanborn, and Maine Brewers Guild’s Sean Sullivan will dive into the responsibilities and liabilities related to serving alcohol in tap rooms, brewpubs, and beer festivals. (more…)

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Blue Ox Malthouse Celebrates with Open House on Friday

Great story involving small business and beer in Maine: Lisbon Falls-based Blue Ox Malthouse is having an open house on Friday, January 22nd to celebrate their launch and to thank the businesses that have helped make it possible.

More details available here, however, the Reader’s Digest is that Blue Ox’s new malthouse occupies 7,500 square feet and uses traditional methods to process raw grain into malt, a key ingredient in craft beer recipes. The malthouse has the capacity to produce more than 500,000 pounds annually, placing it in the top 10 largest facilities of its kind in North America and nearly doubles Maine and New England craft brewers’ access to locally sourced and produced malts.

Nice job, Blue Ox and thanks for helping prove once again how wicked smaht Ben Franklin was.

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