Terroir matters at Oxbow Brewing Company

Oxbow Brewing Co.

Oxbow Brewing Company

The Oxbow Brewing Company motto is “loud beer from a quiet place.” Local yeasts and bacteria influence many of their beers. Local fruit and honey will influence future beers. Co-owner Tim Adams, Director of Brewing Operations at Oxbow Brewing Company, said their brewery brews uses well water at their farm in Newcastle, Maine.

Company marketing targets craft beers aficionados and as well as newbies, inviting them to enjoy Oxbow’s funky saison beers. Sales continue to grow across the Northeast, Baltimore and Philadelphia and selected cities in northern Europe. Increasing production demanded more and larger equipment, overflowing the brewers’ rural barn in just two years. In 2014, Adams and Co-founder, Geoff Masland added a second production site – a 10,000 square foot warehouse in Portland’s east end industrial park, about an hour from their brewing barn. The Portland site handles the brewery’s barrel aging, blending and bottling. The barn now hosts additional large steel tanks increasing their production capacity for draught beers.

The Portland site also houses a Tasting Room. Picnic tables and twinkling Christmas lights welcome visitors. Servers offer table service delivering beer and water. Learn more here.

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About Sanne Kure-Jensen

Sanne Kure-Jensen is a frequent contributor to Country Folks, Country Folks Grower and Wine & Grape Grower bringing regional and national attention to agriculture in RI and across southern New England. She has also written for newsletters of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Holistic Management International (HMI), RI Beekeepers Association and RI Tree Council. Read Sanne’s work at her Sustainable Living page at examiner.com. Sanne has written successful grant applications for alternative energy projects, staff and board training, products and services. Clients include agricultural businesses, farm stand/markets and non-profit organizations. Recent successful grant projects include a $90,000 USDA Rural Development‘s Rural Energy For America Program (REAP), $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farmer and $20,000 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG). Sanne is the part-time Administrator for NOFA/RI, a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist and beekeeper. She is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and has lectured across southern New England on Beekeeping, Native Pollinators and Ecological Landscape Design. Learn more about the NOFA’s Land Care programs or contact Sanne for a garden consultation through the NOFA/RI website.
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