(PRESS RELEASE) Portland, Maine – September 8, 2022 Allagash Brewing Company today announced it is purchasing 7-plus acres of land in Scarborough, Maine to develop and build a new custom-designed tasting room slated to open in 2024. The future space will be located within The Downs, Southern Maine’s new mixed-use, live-work-play community, located right off I-95—a 15-minute drive from the brewery.
“Portland has been and will always be our home. It’s where we brew all of the beer that made us what we are today, where we employ a team of over 140 people, and that’s not changing,” said Rob Tod, Founder of Allagash. “Our core goal at Allagash has been to give people new experiences and create community through beer, and this future space in Scarborough will achieve that and so much more.”
Allagash will not be moving any of their brewing or packaging operations away from the brewery in Portland. The current tasting room area on campus will remain open until the space at The Downs is complete in 2024. The expanded tasting room will comfortably accommodate more people and enable Allagash to dedicate more of their current space on Industrial Way to brewing beer.
“Our expanded presence at The Downs is a continuation of our measured and sustainable growth, and directly in line with our B Corp values dedicated to serving our community and our employees,” added Tod. “This is a great opportunity to continue to evolve with new ideas and initiatives in a way that is uniquely us.”
Allagash will be an anchor hospitality tenant of The Downs, which features residential, commercial and recreational components which inspired the tagline ‘A Community Trifecta’. The Downs property will help to preserve 200 acres of greenspace and will create 10 miles of recreational trails that connect the entire development area.
“We are very proud to welcome Allagash to Scarborough,” said Managing Partner Peter Michaud. “Allagash’s presence will solidify The Downs as one of the best in Maine to live, work, and play,” Michaud added.
Guests can still continue to enjoy beer at Allagash’s Portland brewery on Industrial Way. Operating hours are Mon & Thu: 11-6, Fri & Sat: 11-7, Sun: 11-5, Tue & Wed: Closed. Visit Allagash in Maine and online at www.allagash.com.
ABOUT ALLAGASH BREWING COMPANY
Allagash Brewing Company is a Certified B Corp founded in Portland, Maine, by James Beard Award-winner Rob Tod. Since 1995, the brewery has been dedicated to crafting the best Belgian-inspired beers in the world, all while giving back to the community that has supported them along the way. Earning coveted Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup, and European Beer Star Awards, Allagash has been deemed one of the best American Breweries of the decade by Paste Magazine and one of the best breweries in America by Gear Patrol. In 2021, Allagash was named “Brewery of the Year” in its category size by the Brewers Association, included on Inc. Magazine’s “Best in Business” list and named one of Maine’s Best Places to Work for several years running. Allagash is available in CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, Chicagoland, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, and WI. Learn more on allagash.com and connect with us on our Webby-honored social channels: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. From Maine, with love.