Sea Dog Brewing Company
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Sea Dog Brewing Company is a brewery in Bangor, Maine, USA. Sea Dog was founded by Pete Camplin, Sr. in 1993. Initially the company comprised a 240-seat brewpub and a small kegging brewery, located in Camden, Maine. In 1995, Sea Dog moved to a new facility, comprising a 540-seat restaurant and microbrewery on the Penobscot River shore in Bangor. The company is run under the joint ownership of Alan Pugsley and Fred Forsley, who are also the owners of the Shipyard Brewing Company, located in Portland, Maine.
The company also operates brewpubs in Topsham and South Portland, Maine. The Topsham brewpub is located in a historic mill building near the bridge between Topsham and Brunswick, and has a patio overlooking the river that is open during the summer months. The South Portland brewpub is located in the former Eggspecations building, approximately one mile from the Maine Mall and the Portland International Jetport.
Sea Dog's beers are formulated and brewed in a traditional style using imported English two-row malted barley for ales and imported German hops and grains for lagers. Fermentation uses a British top-fermenting yeast in open fermenters to create balanced and fruity flavored ales with a crisp finish. Sea Dog claims to be one of the few craft breweries in New England brewing both traditional ales and lagers.