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The Three Pint Stance - Old faces, new spaces

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The Three Pint Stance - Old faces, new spaces (Photo by Tim Bissell)

It seems there are always new breweries opening in Maine, but lately, we have seen a trend of breweries relocating, opening new spots and former brewers getting back into the game.

Blank Canvas relocation

On the relocation part of the equation, we have Blank Canvas of Brewer ready to unveil their new location on Abbot Street, pretty much right behind their former Center Street location.

Owner/Brewer Stephen Genthner says of the new space, 'It has a relaxed front room with seats and a bar top to help me interact with customers and a rear room that has a ping pong and games table.'

The brewing space at Blank Canvas is still visible from the tasting room as in the old location and there is a large parking lot, so parking shouldn't be a hassle.

Blank Canvas is hosting a Grand Re-opening/One-Year Anniversary on July 22nd from 4 p.m. 9 p.m. There will be five beers on tap and cupcakes with beer in them will also be available. For more information, check out the Blank Canvas Facebook page.

Airline Brewing opens Ellsworth pub

Airline Brewing Company in Amherst has set up shop in the big city of Ellsworth. The new Airline Brewing Company Pub in Ellsworth is open and pouring draft and cask ales alongside a light food menu. The pub is a nod to the old english -style pub, which certainly complements their many classic english style beers.

The pub is located at 173 Main Street in Ellsworth and you can usually find 10 beers either on tap or being hand-pulled from a cask. You'll probably find a few smiling faces in there too, because it's hard not to smile when you are drinking fresh, real ale.

Tom Bull ready to lead Dirigo Brewing Co.

Tom Bull, former head brewer and lagermeister at the now-defunct Bull Jager Brewing Company has set up shop in Biddeford and looks to be ready to open Dirigo Brewing Company sometime late this summer.

Bull (along with his wife Molly, and their business partners Meesha and Mark Paulin) are excited to bring traditional German-style ales and (especially) lagers to Biddeford and beyond. Their 15-barrel brewhouse was built locally by TigPro Fabrication in Portland, and their tasting room along the Saco River rivals any tasting room in Maine for absolute best view. I very much look forward to drinking pints of lager and watching the Saco as it tumbles over the falls on its way through the Saco Island area.

Keep an eye on Dirigo Brewing Company's Facebook page for more information on when to expect to see the tasting room open and Dirigo beer to hit tap lines across the state.


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