Service industry professionals were the first to be invited for a first look

Threshers Brewing Co. holds a sneak preview of its new Thomaston tasting room

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 12:00pm

    THOMASTON—Dozens of service industry professionals got their first look at the new Thomaston location for Threshers Brewing Co’s second Midcoast tasting room on Monday, April 29 from 5 to 8 p.m.

    Carpenters and brewers Ethan Evangelos and Scott Bendtson were greeting many of the bartenders and restaurant servers partaking in the sneak preview for an “Industry Professional Night.” With their children by their side, they debuted a roomy, spacious tasting room with a bar and plenty of tables; enough space for future bands to play and enough space to dance. The former Billy’s Tavern got an updated look with newly painted red walls to match the decor at their Searsmont tasting room. Along with Threshers’ usual brew offerings, they are also selling ciders, wines and spiked selzer water here, along with a couple of non-alcoholic options.

    Initially when carpenters and brewers Ethan Evangelos and Scott Bendtson envisioned opening in May, they’d also be able to offer cans and growlers of their beer, but due to some licensing issues, that option is not yet on the table. Plans for a small deli-style kitchen are also still on hold until they can get this tasting room off the ground.

    Their official Soft Opening at the new location kicks off Saturday, May 4 from 3 to 11 p.m. In the future they will also offer guest taps of other Maine craft beers. Mug club sign ups will start at a first-come first-serve basis.

    For more information and to stay up to date on their progress visit their Facebook page or website.

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