While construction moves forward on Sebago Brewing’s new facility, Lone Pine Brewing, established in Portland in 2016, has purchased Sebago’s current brewery in Gorham’s Industrial Park. Sebago Brewery had been at that site since 2005 after starting its business near the Maine Mall in the 1990’s.
Last year, Sebago brewed 327,408 gallons and was fifth in Maine for gallons brewed. Sebago did not have room to expand at the Industrial Park site and is now building a 31,000 sq. ft. building on Lower Main St. The new location is scheduled to open in December and will include hiking and biking paths for customers to enjoy. As part of the sale agreement, Lone Pine also bought all of Sebago’s old brewing equipment and expects to quadruple the amount of beer it can produce. Lone Pine has been brewing 155 gallons at a time at its current location in Portland. The Gorham site can make 620 gallons at a time.
John Paul, co-owner of Long Pine along with Tom Madden, noted the company has at times brewed nearly around the clock to keep up with demand. Lone Pine’s Portland location will stay open as a tasting room and a place to test new recipes. The company plans to produce all of its beers in Gorham and hire seven additional people to add to its current staff of 10.