Sake to me! Blue Current Brewery now open in Kittery
There’s a new micro brewer in Maine. However, instead of beer, Blue Current Brewery (BCB) in Kittery is brewing sake. And, once the company has all its equipment in place, it will be the first sake brewer east of Texas and the largest in the nation, according to a press release from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development.
BCB will take its place as one of seven breweries nationwide and will become one of only two that brew, bottle and distribute micro brewed sake. Sake is an intensely complex rice-based spirit and “is the most difficult thing to brew in the world, hands down,” said BCB founder Dan Ford. He contends that the intellectual, technical and financial aid he has received thus far was primarily gained from his partnership with Gov. LePage Account Executive Kristine Schuman.
LePage expressed his satisfaction with Schuman and Ford’s collaboration.
“Kristine Schuman, as well as the entire Account Executive team, provides a critical link to the available economic resources and assistance that help Maine businesses grow and thrive,” said LePage. “As Blue Current Brewery can attest, this type of support and guidance helps businesses navigate the sometimes complex array of economic development programs and regulations to ensure a smoother and more seamless experience. That was my goal when we created the Account Executive team at the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), and I am delighted that it continues to yield positive results.”