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Portland's Rising Tide Brewing rides growth wave

PORTLAND — Rising Tide Brewing Co. is embarking on a three-part, 6,400-square-foot expansion to meet the demand for more beer and more event space in East Bayside.

Rising Tide Brewing to expand in East Bayside

On the heels of years of impressive growth, Rising Tide Brewing Company on Fox Street is more than doubling its footprint.

Celebrate Rising Tide for Lifting Portland's Beer Scene

On Sunday, the East Bayside brewery is throwing its 6th Anniversary Party in true Rising Tide fashion — with eats from local food vendors, crafts from local artisans, live music from local bands,and a hoppy anniversary IPA called Six Fathoms Deep.

Heather Sanborn, a Maine Icon

Heather Sanborn left a lucrative career practicing law to help her husband grow Rising Tide Brewery in 2012. But at the time it was illegal for breweries to charge for samples of beer in a tasting room. So Sanborn became a member of the Maine Brewers’ Guild and utilized her legal expertise to play an instrumental part in getting the law changed.

The result has been an explosion in beer tourism for Southern Maine, attracting tourists from throughout New England and beyond.

Local Fresh Fruit Adds New Flavors to Rising Tide's Beers

Rising Tide Brewing Company's recent release of Cordial and Coulis featured fresh raspberries and cherries from Doles Orchard