Adam H. Callaghan, a Maine native, is a writer and editor based in Seattle. He specializes in food, beverage and travel coverage.
Maine’s reputation as Vacationland, and millions of yearly tourists, have allowed a food and beverage scene to flourish here in a way normally reserved for huge metropolises.
Taking cues from the pub and taproom model used by smaller breweries, big players in the beer industry, from 10 Barrel to Blue Moon and Lagunitas, attempt to cash in on the convenience and sense of community of urban outposts.
The Bissell brothers, Peter and Noah from Milo, Maine, are brash young entrepreneurs in charge of one of New England’s hottest breweries.