PORTLAND, MAINE — This week, Rising Tide Brewing Company, a small family-owned brewery in Portland, will begin shipping a special limited release of its Atlantis black ale. At 5.3% ABV, Atlantis is a smooth and hoppy black ale with juicy citrus and tropical fruit aroma from the special dry hop blend, which includes Galaxy and Calypso hops. A whisper of cherry wood smoked malt adds an additional layer of subtle complexity to the beer.
“I am thrilled to have Atlantis available again,” said Sean Spence, Rising Tide’s assistant brewer. “It is one of my favorite beers to have in my own fridge.” Atlantis will be available beginning January 7 at Rising Tide’s tasting room and will begin shipping to Rising Tide’s distributors in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont in the coming week.
Founded in 2010 with a tiny one-barrel brewing system, Rising Tide completed an expansion in summer 2012 with the installation of a custom-built fifteen-barrel brew house in a 5,000 square foot facility on Fox Street in Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood. Rising Tide increased its production by over 250% in 2013 and is poised to double its production capacity once again in early 2014. RisingTide is located within walking distance of Portland’s Old Port area. The brewery welcomes visitors in its tasting room where they can sample the beers, take a tour, and buy some bottles or a growler to take home.