Baxter Brewing announces major expansion

 Luke Livingston, owner and founder of Baxter Brewery, announced Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 a plan to quadruple beer production and add at least 15 jobs as part of a $2 million expansion. Demand for Baxter's beer has been so high, that the company can not keep up with orders, said Livingston.
Amber Waterman | Sun Journal
Luke Livingston, owner and founder of Baxter Brewery, announced Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 a plan to quadruple beer production and add at least 15 jobs as part of a $2 million expansion. Demand for Baxter's beer has been so high, that the company can not keep up with orders, said Livingston.
By Daniel Hartill, Sun Journal
Posted Oct. 15, 2012, at 5:12 p.m.

LEWISTON, Maine — Baxter Brewing Co. plans to quadruple beer production and add at least 15 jobs as part of a $2 million expansion, President Luke Livingston said Monday.

A new 24-hour beer-making process is expected to be operating by spring 2013, Livingston said.

The Lewiston-based brewer has been operating for two years in the Bates Mill Complex. It currently makes three year-round beer varieties and a seasonal brew. Distribution reaches across Maine and Massachusetts.

However, Baxter has been unable to keep up with demand.

“People are begging for beer,” he said Monday at a press conference called for the announcement. “From our standpoint, it’s tough leaving all that beer and money on the table.”

The planned work will include the construction of a steel and concrete bunker for fermenters, another canning line and new offices in an upstairs suite at the former mill.

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