PORTLAND, Maine — Fast on the heels of last month’s announcement of Vermont distribution, Rising Tide Brewing Company has now begun offering its beer in New Hampshire as well. Rising Tide has partnered with New Hampshire Distributors, Bellavance Beverage Company, Clarke Distributors, and White Mountain Distributors to allow for statewide distribution.
“We are very excited that our beer is now available throughout northern New England,” said co-owner Heather Sanborn. “As we head into the busy summer season, we are planning to add additional production capacity to meet demand from our new markets in Vermont and New Hampshire and accommodate the growth we’re seeing in Massachusetts and Maine.”
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. The expansion increased the brewery’s production capacity from about 15 barrels a month to about 120 barrels a month. Rising Tide’s new facility 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.