THOMASTON — On Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m., a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to welcome the new Threshers Brewing Company.
The new business is located at One Star Street in the blue building that once housed Billy’s Tavern. The ceremony was sponsored by Main Street Matters of Thomaston.
Scott Bendtson and Ethan Evangelos founded Threshers Brewing Company in Searsmont, and decided to take the next step by opening up a second tap room location in Thomaston, according to a news release.
The brewery in Searsmont was started in the summer of 2016 by acquiring re-purposed equipment for the brewing process which includes an old bulk milk tank from a dairy farm (mash tun), a large vat for mixing clay (boil kettle), and yogurt fermenters to name a few.
The goal was to make approachable beers served in a fun, family-friendly environment with live bands and fun events being a focus, all while supporting the community.
The Thomaston location will be an extension of this vision, according to Threshers, in the release
The new tasting room and restaurant will be open Wednesdays through Sundays.
“The addition of Threshers Brewing Co. to the town of Thomaston adds an exciting new element to the renaissance of the downtown,” said Threshers.