Why Maine’s Oldest Craft Brewery Got Into Non-Alcoholic Beer
Geary Brewing Co., the oldest in Maine, was founded in 1983. Forty years later they are still innovating under the leadership of Alan and Robin Lapoint. The Lapoints launched the non-alcoholic 1820 Brewing Co. to bring their time honored brewing capabilities and quality to this special market sector to offer craft beer drinkers new options to support their modern lifestyle choices. Today, we will learn about the Lapoint’s history, why they started an NA brand, and how the desire to do good has fueled their success.
From Robin Lapoint:
“My husband, Alan Lapoint, and I co-own The Strainrite Companies, a leader in the global liquid filtration industry, and two important Maine craft breweries. We lead Geary Brewing Co. with the ultimate goals of preserving and growing Maine and New England’s first craft brewery. Our team holds high standards of beer quality and exceptional customer service as well as flexibility in packaging and variety of beers. Pride and passion in our work is evident to everyone who gets to know our brands.
This year we launched our non-alcoholic brewery, 1820 Brewing Co., to bring our time honored brewing capabilities and quality to this special market sector to offer craft beer drinkers new options to support their modern lifestyle choices. We do this with the highest level of pasteurization and an excellent selection of styles.”