Baxter Brewing Co. and Brewmaster Part Ways

LEWISTON, ME – Michael LaCharite, Brewmaster of Baxter Brewing Co., is moving on to pursue other opportunities, according to company founder and president, Luke Livingston.

“We are very proud of all three varieties of beer that Michael helped us craft and bring to market,” Livingston said, “and we will continue to produce the same recipes, and the same quality standards that have helped us become the fastest growing micro-brewery in Northern New England, ever.”

In order to maintain the same high levels of quality and consistency in its beers, Baxter Brewing Company has secured the help of Head Brewer Benjamin Low to continue daily work while a nationwide search for a permanent replacement is conducted.

Baxter Brewing, the only micro-brewery in the northeast U.S. to package all its beers in kegs or cans, currently ships three varieties of beer throughout Maine and into the Boston and North Shore, MA areas.

Pamola Xtra Pale Ale is an easy-drinking universal “session beer,” 4.9% alcohol by volume (ABV), with robust hop flavoring, smooth finish, and unusual character for beer at the lightest end of the pale ale style category. Stowaway IPA, a double dry-hopped, West Coast style India Pale Ale is unlike anything packaged in cans and has quickly become a favorite of craft beer fans throughout Baxter’s service area. The newest variety, Amber Road, is a barley-rich, sweeter, smoother and more complex alternative to the more ubiquitous and more hoppy varieties in widespread distribution.

Barely able to meet initial consumer demand, Baxter doubled its production capacity just four months after its initial shipment of beer, in January of this year.

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