Fogtown was founded in Ellsworth, Maine by long time friends Jon Stein and Ian Heyse, who wanted to create a community space that would foster art, music, education, craft food and drink, and all-around good vibes. Head brewer, Jon Stein, began home brewing as a small child and continued to hone his craft working and studying at breweries around the world. Both Jon and Ian have ample experience in construction and general problem solving, and have designed and built their brewery from scratch using reclaimed timbers and barnboard and any other curious items they could scavenge.
Fogtown’s 7BBL brewing system was built in Maine, and malts are sourced primarily from growers and maltsters in this state as well. Fogtown offers refreshing Pilsener-style beers, Maine Coast IPAs, ales brewed with locally foraged herbs and spices, barrel aged stouts and sours, and much more!
In the coming years, Fogtown will offer courses on brewing and fermentation, opportunities for home brewers to experiment with larger scale brewing, pop-up dinner events, live music, and whatever else we can dream up.