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Steam Mill Brewing in Bethel, Maine is owned and operated by James Kimball and Scott and Koral Fraser and is located at 7 Mechanic Street.
Our beer features local ingredients such as Maine malt and local hops. We utilize local landmarks for inspiration in naming our beer, for example; Paradise Perle, Intervale Ale, Alder River Red, and Overset RyePA.
Our story starts in 1994 after we graduated from college. We started brewing beer in Scott's house in the Steam Mill neighborhood of Bethel, where our name originates from. The Steam Mill section of Bethel is named after the steam mill that was located there in the mid 1900's. We put home brewing on the back burner for many years as we raised our children. Fast forward to 2015, while enjoying a pint at a small startup brewery in Portland, we had the light bulb moment that we could start a brewery. In 2016, after talking to our wives, we agreed to try to brew beer every other week for a whole year. Out of twenty-six opportunities, we were able to brew twenty-two times. We brewed the same five recipes over and over to try to perfect them so they met our standards. In 2017, we started the process of establishing a brewery. We started purchasing equipment, trademarking a name, and perfecting our recipes. In early 2018, we signed a lease for our brewery and taproom and started the remodel. We also applied for our state and federal licenses and we received all required permits in May of 2018. We brewed our first batch on the new system soon after and continued to brew through June and July. Our grand opening was July 21st, 2018 which coincided with the Mollyockett celebration in Bethel.
-Brent and Scott
The 2019 SMB Club membership includes; 16 ounce pours for the price of a 12 ounce pour, an exclusive club hat. The membership fee for 1 year is $100. If you are interested come apply in person!
64 ounce growlers and 32 ounce squealers are available with any of our beers on tap
Belgian style wheat. Made with Maine wildflower honey, pairs well with orange.
A pale ale brewed with Maine malt.
Full bodied red ale with malt and hop balance.
IPA made with rye for a spicy finish
Wheat ale with a hint of blueberry. Crisp and refreshing.
A New England IPA. Our hoppiest beer, juicy with crazy amounts of hops. Brewers Project, new ingredients in each batch..
Dark, coffee and chocolate notes, not hoppy. Rich full taste but not filling.
(seasonal) A dark full bodied lager, with a smooth finish
Dry, hoppy, west coast IPA with all East coast ingredients, Mapleton Malt and Moose Mtn. hops
Traditional English oatmeal stout. Dark and smooth with notes of chocolate and toasted malt
(seasonal) Saison. Bright and crisp
(seasonal) Cold fermented lager. Light bodied, not hoppy. Cold conditioned for 6 weeks.
Double IPA loaded with hop flavor and malt body to balance the double strength
Made with a surplus of hops. The 7 C's, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Citra, Cluster, Columbus and Crystal hops. Hazy, juicy Beermosa. Clean finish.
Our 100th batch light Czech style pilsner. Subtle malt notes with mild hop flavor.
1500 Hunts Corner Rd Albany Twp, ME 04217
7 Mechanic Street, Bethel, Maine, 04217
Open for outside seating and Beer to Go pick-up