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We are lucky to call the beautiful coast of Maine our home. We are able to craft high-quality and consistent beers thanks to the support of our community. We strive to give back as much as possible. It is our goal that other industries, be it agriculture, tourism, or art and culture are able to grow while sustaining the invaluable natural resources and wildlife our home has to offer.


Photograph curtousey of Harvest Tide Organics that features a man and woman hand harvesting produce in a field.

We host a year-round, weekly CSA through Harvest Tide Organics in Bowdoinham, ME

Man pulling a rake through germinating barley in a large malt house.

We use locally grown and malted grains from Maine Malt House, Buck Farms, Maine Grains, and Blue Ox.

Photograph of Jared, our former brewery, holding a buchell of fresh hops over the mash tun. He is about to pour the hops into the tank.

Whenever possible we use fresh hops from The Hop Yard in Gorham, ME.


We purchase local flowers for our tasting room and private events through Broadturn Farm, in Scarborough, ME.


Photograph of Julia, our tasting room manager, spreading ink over a large scale print

We regularly host local artists for pop-up events and craft fairs.

Photograph of four women standing the the tasting room.  Florence, far left, is holding a sign that readys Fourth Fridays.

We offer space for community groups to gather and connect

Photograph of Native Isles.  Emma playing the trumpet in the forground and her brother playing the guitar in the background.

We host local musicians every week from early spring to late fall.

Photograph of the interior of the tasting room.  There is a chalkbaord sign that ready Buddy Up Animal Society in the foreground and people mingling at the bar and tables in the background

We host non-profit socials in our tasting room to support their efforts.


It is our goal to keep the beautiful landscape of Maine alive and thriving for years to come.  We have committed to doing our part to ensure a sustainable future. We make a point to use sustainable ingredients, and production methods, and constantly strive to lower our carbon footprint, so this beautiful state and its natural resources can be available to all for generations to come.


Photograph of Garbage to Garden picking up a commercial bin.  Green bin is lifted in the air and emptying into a turck out of frame.  There is a man in a neon yellow jacket with Garbage to Garden logo leaving over the truck.

We compost all of our hop matter, food waste, and paper goods with Garbage to Garden.

Cows on a farm

All of our spent grain and unusable yeast is donated to Hall Edge Farm in Windham, ME.

Photograph of multiple Rising Tide beer cans stacked on top of each other and laid down on a 70 degree angle

We package our beer in cans. They are readily recyclable, produce less cardboard and plastic waste, and they are lighter to transport – which saves fossil fuels.

Photograph of Casella recycling truck with two operators wearing neon yellow vests.  One standing at the back of the truck another stepping into the cabin.

Our recycling is managed through


Pen and Paper

Joined 58 breweries in signing a letter to the EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers urging them to protect our clean water.

Illustration of a spiral tubed LED light blub

Motion sensor LED lighting reduces our energy usage by 70%.


In-depth monitoring and accountability system for all chemical use.


We save energy by recapturing hot water from knockout to our hot liquor tank for future use.

Giving Back to our community

Through our extensive charitable giving program, we strive to create a thriving and safe space for all and to support and lift up our neighborhood and greater Portland communities. We focus our efforts on supporting economic development, LGBTQ+ rights, BIPOC equality, reproductive health and rights, combatting hunger, stewardship of Maine’s natural environment; oceans and rivers, local land trusts, and outdoor activities.

Maine Island Trail Ale

In 2023 we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of our flagship ale, Maine Island Trail Ale session IPA brewed to support the Maine Island Trail Association and their work to provide stewardship to Maine's wild islands so that they may be protected and enjoyed for years to come.

Our Maine Island Trail Ale (MITAle) is light, crisp, and refreshing with notes of citrus and pine.  With its low abv, it is a great choice for hot days on the water or cool nights around the fire. We are thrilled to say it is now available year-round!

Not only do a portion of the proceeds go directly to the Maine Island Trail Ale but each year members of our team will take a day to go to one of the islands and volunteer.

Charitable Giving

We value giving back to our community through our extensive charitable giving program and we wish that we could accommodate every request that is received. To maximize our impact we focus our charitable giving on 501(c)3 non-profits located in Maine whose focus is in one of these areas:

  • Stewardship of Maine’s Natural Resources
  • Maine's Economic Development
  • LGBTQ+ Rights
  • BIPOC Equality
  • Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Combating Hunger

To apply for a donation please fill out the donations and sponsorships form.