MODERATION BREWING HARKENS BACK TO PRE-PROHIBITION TIME when small breweries were the favored gathering spots in neighborhoods. Locals came at the end of a long day for freshly brewed beer, conversation, and maybe a jug of brew for the road. Politicians plied their trade with constituents here, greasing the wheels of legislature with alcohol—within moderation, of course.
Before Prohibition, Mainers gathered in small neighborhood breweries for freshly brewed beer and conversation. These local establishments were beacons: they brought people together in the twilight hours after long days, inviting friends new and old to relax and enjoy the good times together. Today, Moderation Brewing is reviving those time-honored traditions in our taproom and brewery, which dates back to at least 1875 and originally served as an American Express office for the town of Brunswick, Maine. (It’s possible that countless packages filled with moonshine passed through our doors and into Maine’s ports, carried by defiant bootleggers until the day beer came back. We even found part of a barrel in the basement.) Mainers love great beer, and we’re proud of our independent businesses and local agriculture. That’s why we’re passionate about bringing you fresh, locally made and sourced craft brews in a variety of styles.
Moderation Brewing opened in March 2018 in downtown Brunswick. Started by two Brunswick natives, Mattie Daughtry and Philip Welsh, the pair are passionate about crafting beer that highlights local ingredients and unusual yeasts. Philip has been brewing for the better part of a decade, and Mattie has been brewing alongside him for several years. We look forward to having you at Moderation, and sharing our love of beer (and Brunswick) with all of you!
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