All are dressed in the garb of the jobs they left behind for a career in beer (or, in some cases, in which they still moonlight outside the brewery). Players in Maine’s beer world include former millworkers, former cops, former teachers, former engineers, former (and current) lobstermen — we dare you to name another industry in which so many movers-and-shakers are defectors from completely unrelated fields, usually home brewers whose hobby got out of hand. Don’t let anyone tell you beer isn’t a gateway drug: it leads to full-throttle entrepreneurship.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at our photo shoot at Allagash Brewing Company with some of the personalities of the Maine beer world!
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