Sea Dog Brewing Company was founded in 1993 by Pete Camplin in the old seaside town of Camden, Maine. Being in the construction industry as a restorer of old buildings, and being a passionate homebrewer since his college days, Pete surprised no one when he decided to build a 240-seat brewpub and microbrewery out of an old run-down shoe factory. Inspiration for the name came from his dedicated sailing companion, his dog Barney. Though Barney has long since passed on, he lives on as a mascot on every Sea Dog label.
Camplin and Sea Dog Brewing Company opened up a second location in 1995: a 540-seat restaurant and brewery in downtown Bangor, along the scenic Penobscot River. A few years later, in 2002, the brewing company came into the ownership of entrepreneur Fred Forsley and famous master brewer Alan Pugsley. Pugsley (a Brit whose work with numerous brewpubs and smaller breweries as well as his well-known Shipyard Brewery, makes him one of the more influential brewers of the craft beer renaissance in the U.S.) and crew have continued Camplin’s vision of brewing a full portfolio of tasty handcrafted ales to be served with great food in a fun atmosphere. Currently, there are three Sea Dog brewpub locations: the aforementioned Bangor location, as well as one in Topsham at a wonderful spot on the Androscoggin River, and one near the Maine Mall in South Portland.
For more information about the Sea Dog brewpubs, call (207) 871-7000 or visit their website at www.seadogbrewing.com