Craft Brewery Profile: Foundation Brewing Company
Located at 1 Industrial Way in Portland, a spot that has given birth to some of the most exciting and up and coming young craft breweries in Maine, Foundation Brewing Company just might be the next big thing. Using a tried and true craft brewing method of taking beer classics and adding their own unique spin, Foundation Brewing Company has generated some inspiring new beer ideas that you’re going to want to sample next time you’re over in Portland.
You can do that at Foundation’s warm and friendly tasting room every day but Tuesday from noon to 7 p.m., or 5 p.m. on Sundays. Enjoy growler fills and samplers of what’s on tap, along with available cans to share and enjoy with your fellow beer drinkers.
What’s on Tap?
Foundation Brewing Company offers a set of core beers that really give you an idea of what this brewery is all about. These include: Afterglow, an American IPA rich in hops like Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe and Vic Secret, with Pale, Biscuit and Crystal malts along with House British yeast to produce a hoppy, aromatic brew with notes of pine, tangerine and berries; Burnside, a classic brown ale featuring roasted coffee, burnt sugar and chocolate flavors; Cosmic Bloom, a light, hoppy Pilsner, with citrus and berry notes; Epiphany, a uniquely Maine IPA with citrus, tropical fruit and pine hop aromas; Riverton Flyer, a spicy Pilsner with House Lager yeast and Hallertau, Magnum and Tettnanger hops; and Venture, another Maine IPA, with Columbus, Cascade, Chinook, El Dorado and Mosaic hops.
Occasionally you may find beers a little bit on the darker side at Foundation, so keep an eye out for Forge, a strong black beer with lots of roasted malt and chocolate flavors; Klein Bruin, a tart brown ale; and Bedrock, a strong, rich porter with coffee and chocolate flavors and notes of caramel.
Make Sure to Catch…
… Foundation Brewery’s anniversary celebration on March 18th, which in the past has featured new beers, classic favorites, special anniversary glasses, food, music, new merchandise and good times for all.