September 15, 2019
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Maine brewery offers free electric car charging while you try its beer

Courtesy Flight Deck Brewing | BDN
Courtesy Flight Deck Brewing | BDN
An electric car charges outside Flight Deck Brewing at Brunswick Landing.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — For the price of a growler or two to go, Flight Deck Brewing will begin offering charging stations for electric cars, three for Tesla vehicles and one for other models.

Partnering with Revision Energy and Tesla Motors, the charging stations are powered with 100 percent renewable energy, including solar and an anaerobic digester from the renewable energy center at Brunswick Landing, the former Navy air base that’s being redeveloped for civilian use.

Redevelopment officials for the former base which closed in 2011, have made renewable energy and “green” technology a priority in their efforts to convert former military facilities into commercial ventures. Among the initiatives related to that goal is development of a “ microgrid,” which would provide energy directly to businesses at the 3,200-acre site.

The chargers in the main parking lot of the brewery are complimentary and funded by the brewery, which asks that users consider buying beer to help support the cost, according to a release.

Flight Deck Brewing opened this February.

“Having already welcomed more than 50,000 people through our doors over the last eight months, Flight Deck is seeking to increase the number of EV drivers choosing to visit Brunswick Landing through marketing on charging station apps, local transportation materials, and tourism campaigns,” co-owner Nate Wildes said in a release.

The brewery is located in the former Navy small arms range at 11 Atlantic Ave.

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