"Baxter Brewing Co. recently announced plans to develop a craft brewery in Lewiston's historic Bates Mill complex. This is the first craft brewery in northern New England to combine hand-crafted beer with the convenient, environmentally friendly technology of aluminum cans. The company plans to begin shipping beer in September.Read the rest of the article in "Open for Business: New brewery in Lewiston to offer craft beer in a can", Portland Press Herald, April 28, 2010. Click here for more info on Maine brew pubs. Find out more about the Baxter Brewing Co.
"The state of Maine is aching for full-flavored, American-style ales and the environmentally friendly, beer-friendly and highly portable can," Baxter's founder and president, Luke Livingston, said.
The Baxter brewery will feature a 30-barrel brewhouse and a state-of-the-art canning line that can fill 30 cans a minute. Livingston plans to have the facility open daily for brewery tours, tastings and special events, as well as a fully stocked retail shop featuring both beer and Baxter Brewing Co. items."