KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Come join us on August 8, 2018 and witness the historic tapping of our 5000th brew – ‘Taint Town Pale Ale – at Federal Jack’s above Kennebunkport Brewing Company. This local favorite, named after KBC’s location, was our first brew in 1992, so it’s only fitting that it’s our 5000th. As a classic pale ale, it’s clean, crisp and aromatic with a subtle balance between malt and hops – a local favorite – and it could not be a better fit for this historic moment in our brewery’s history.
“It’s extraordinary to think it has been 26 years and 5,000 brews since Kennebunkport Brewing Company started brewing in May of 1992,” said Co-Founder and Master Brewer Alan Pugsley. “No one then gave thought as to hitting such a fantastic landmark for a brewpub. Well done to all the brewers and staff, and particularly Mike Haley – who has held the brewing torch at KBC for nearly 20 years.”
The name ‘Taint Town’ comes from the Dock Square community that sits where the lines of the two Kennebunks blur at the bridge on Route 9, but you won’t find it anywhere on a map of the area. It has gained its nickname among locals over the years, as in; “‘taint Kennebunk, ‘taint Kennebunkport neither.” KBC wanted to honor the inhabitants and the history of the area with a brew all their own, and it has clearly stood the test of time.
“I must say that it’s been an honor for me to be a part of reaching this milestone of 5000 brews for the Kennebunkport Brewing Company and Federal Jack’s,” said Brewmaster Mike Haley. “It has certainly taken the efforts of the entire crew – not just that of the brewery – but also that of the bar, restaurant, and kitchen of Fed’s, as well as the staff of our gift shop and tasting room. Certainly, a team effort all around from creation, to service, to sale of our traditional handcrafted ales.”
Please join the community on August 8, at 5:30pm to celebrate this 5000th brew, and enjoy the beer that started it all. At the same time, you can sample the wide variety of brews on tap, and hear stories from the many faces that make up the Taint Town community. In honor of the event, we created a commemorative tee shirt that fans purchase a shirt at the KBC store in Kennebunk, or on the brewery’s website.
“There is a tremendous amount of pride behind these beers on all fronts, and hopefully it shows through in every pint,” said Haley. “Over my 20-year tenure, we’ve managed to stay true to our brewing roots, while stretching our legs when the timing is right, and as new trends hit the market. I certainly appreciate the support and loyalty of our Mug Club and the many seasonal visitors that visit our pub each year.”
“It’s been amazing that our beers are now enjoyed all over the world – in the UK and other countries,” said Co-Founder and Owner Fred Forsley, “and we’ve never been more excited about the beer business than we are now.”