Austin Street Brewery started with Jake's home brewing hobby quickly moving from a casual day off activity to an outright obsession. The name "Austin Street Home Brewery" started out as way to identify the brews coming out of Jake's garage on Austin St. in Westbrook, Maine. After years of drinking Jakes home brewed beers and seeing the progression from good, drinkable beer to some of the best beer he's ever tasted, Will convinced Jake that it was time to share his beer with more people. It was decided that the name would remain, sans the word "home" and thus "Austin Street Brewery" was born.
Brewing has begun at 1 Industrial Way in Portland, Maine. Known as the craft beer incubator of Maine we are located in the same building that gave Rising Tide and Maine Beer Company their start. Both have gone on to enjoy much success here in Maine and abroad. We aim to follow in their footsteps and hope that people will embrace our brewery and beers in much the same way. Brewing on a 1bbl(31 gallon) system means we won't be producing much beer per batch but we're not afraid of a little hard work so be on the look out for our beers at establishments in Southern Maine. And of course, at our brewery.