Atlantic brewing company

Atlantic brewing company

Atlantic brewing company

We are Atlantic Brewing Company, an award-winning Atlantic Canada craft brewery located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Though Atlantic Canada is already well-known for its world-class microbreweries, Atlantic Brewing Company has solidified its brewing legacy by creating the only beer in the world brewed with saltwater.


Our brewery is located minutes from downtown Bar Harbor, and we are open to visitors throughout the summer season. Built on a ten acre Maine farm, the property was designed to create an experience where visitors could learn about small-scale beer production in a country setting. The grounds house our production facilities, tasting room, and Mainely Meat BBQ – where Atlantic Brewing Company beers are exclusively on tap. Unfortunately we do not take reservations or private events. We are not offering tours at this time.

brewcruizer.com)The Atlantic Brewing Company began as Acadia Brewing in 1990. At first the brewery was located inside the Lompoc Cafe in downtown Bar Harbor and had a maximum capacity of just one barrel at a time. Within a few years the demand for our beers had grown so much that we moved the brewery two doors down from the restaurant and increased our capacity to seven-barrel batches. However, by 1998, we had outgrown that facility as well and so we moved again – this time to our current location on the Knox Road. Our estate brewery was built on the grounds of a 19th century Maine farmstead, that employs native vegetation and local stonework.

As Bar Harbor's premier microbrewery, we invite our visitors to a memorable introduction to the brewing process. Maine has a fine heritage of microbreweries of various styles, and we are proud to be part of that tradition. (Source: visitmaine.com)

We have been brewing our Bar Harbor Real Ale and Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale for two decades, and find loyal followers throughout Maine and the micro brewing world. We hope you enjoy your visit to our truly unique brewery in Bar Harbor. (Source: visitmaine.com)

honestboozereviews.com)Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale: 5.0 – Initially this is one of our favorite blueberry beers; however as you get farther along in the taste you wish it ended crisp and cleanly. However it sort of gets a bit more ‘pie-like’ if you could describe it. (Source:

Bar Harbor Real Ale: 3.5 – It is a first an otherwise unremarkable brown ale. The only thing that sets it apart is what they call ‘hints of caramel’ which is code for – we burn some sugar when we make this, but keep going. It’s kind of like a sauce that has burned to the pan – as long as you don’t eat the burnt part it’s still ‘fine’, but not at the same time. (Source: honestboozereviews.com)

Although the deal isn’t quite inked, the Atlantic Brewing Company of Bar Harbor, Maine, maker of the excellent Coal Porter and Brother Adam’s Bragget, is set to buy its rival, the Bar Harbor Brewing Company. A little less than a year ago, an out-of-state entrepreneur bought Bar Harbor from its founders, Tod and Suzi Foster. At the time I wrote of the back story: (Source: www.beerscribe.com)

www.beerscribe.com)The husband and wife owners of one of Maine’s oldest microbreweries, the Bar Harbor Brewing Company, recently announced their plans to sell their business to a Florida-based advertising executive. The sale of the brewery, which produces the award-winning Cadillac Mountain Stout and Thunder Hole Ale beers, is expected to close in early 2008. The new owner, Evan Contorakes, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ronin Advertising Group of Miami, Florida, and also owns the Parkside Restaurant in Bar Harbor. Tod and Suzi Foster, present owners of the brewery, will retain a consulting role for one year following the sale in order to aid in the transition of the brewery. (Source:

The Fosters founded Bar Harbor Brewing in 1990 from the basement of their area home. While living in California, the couple sat front row center for the early days of the microbrewing movement. Tod took up homebrewing while a student at UC-Santa Barbara and the Fosters traveled throughout the state visiting new breweries as they opened. After moving to Suzi’s hometown of Bar Harbor, the couple would talk about Tod’s idea for opening his own brewery. He knew Bar Harbor had a huge tourist industry and that anything with the town’s name stenciled on it sold quickly as souvenirs. He discussed the idea with his wife so often that one day Suzi just looked at him and asked him whether he was actually going to do anything about it. (Source: www.beerscribe.com)

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