Rising Tide Brewing Co. increased its production by more than 250 percent in 2013 and is poised to double its production capacity once again in early 2014. Founded in 2010 with a tiny 1-barrel (bbl) brewing system, Rising Tide completed an expansion in summer 2012 with the installation of a custom-built 15-barrel brewhouse in a 5,000-square-foot facility on Fox Street in Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood.
The small, family-owned brewery, based in Portland, Maine, also plans to begin shipping a special limited release of its Atlantis black ale. At 5.3 percent ABV, Atlantis is a smooth and hoppy black ale with juicy citrus and tropical fruit aroma from the special dry hop blend, which includes Galaxy and Calypso hops. A whisper of cherry wood smoked malt adds an additional layer of subtle complexity to the beer.
“I am thrilled to have Atlantis available again,” said Sean Spence, Rising Tide’s assistant brewer. “It is one of my favorite beers to have in my own fridge.” Atlantis will be available beginning January 7 at Rising Tide’s tasting room and will begin shipping to Rising Tide’s distributors in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont in the coming week.
Rising Tide is located within walking distance of Portland, Maine’s Old Port area. The brewery welcomes visitors in its tasting room where they can sample the beers, take a tour, and buy some bottles or a growler to take home.