Doing what’s right means being committed to a sustainable, symbiotic relationship between our brewery and the planet.
1% for the Planet is an international nonprofit based out of Burlington, Vermont made up of businesses, environmental nonprofits, and consumers committed to solving some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues.
Business members donate 1% of their annual sales directly to one or multiple nonprofits in the 1% for the Planet network. Through the efforts of 1% for the Planet and their business members, more than $140 million has been given to environmental nonprofits since 2008. Thanks to 1% for helping build strong relationships between businesses and nonprofits!
Working primarily in the towns of Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, New Gloucester, Pownal, Durham, and Gray, Royal River Conservation Trust has conserved 3,300 acres of land, farms, and trails in the Royal River watershed and Casco Bay.
With the support of more than 600 households and business members, Royal River Conservation Trust works hard to preserve our valuable and meaningful lands and waterways for future generations to experience and enjoy.
Portland Trails is an awesome organization that is responsible for building and maintaining 70 miles of trails throughout the Greater Portland area. Because of them, over one million people are able to use these trails for walking, biking, placemaking, and enjoying the great outdoors every day.
With the efforts of Portland Trails and their 1,000 members and countless volunteers, the transformation of the streets to a network of trails has given communities a safe and enjoyable way to experience Portland’s beautiful landscapes.
With headquarters in Washington, D.C., Rails-to-Trails Conservancy works hard to turn former rail lines into a national network of trails for public use. Their vision is to have 90% of Americans living within 3 miles of a trail system by 2020 and they currently maintain 20,000+ miles of rail-trail.
In addition to trail building, Rails-to-Trails participates in related projects involving policy work, trail promotion, partnerships, legal structures, research, trail mapping, building communities, and grants.
Allied Whale is a pioneer in modern whale research. The biologists and students from College of the Atlantic’s Allied Whale are dedicated to partaking in field research projects in a number of scientific and geographic areas.
They hold the largest collection of information on photo-identified humpback and finback whales in the world. Our IPA, Lunch, is named after a determined and persistent whale who has been spotted off the Maine coast since 1982. She got a bite taken out of her fin while out for a swim one day, but doesn’t let that bring her down.
With an average of 1,600 injured and orphaned wild animals being treated each year, Maine’s Center for Wildlife is a leader in helping wounded animals and educating the public on medical treatment, rehabilitation, conservation activities and stewardship, with efforts in creating a more sustainable future.
The center provides educational programs to schools, libraries, garden clubs, senior centers, and state parks. In honor of the animals they treat, each of our Hop Program beers is dedicated to an animal ambassador that has been cared for by the group. Cheers to them!
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund (DFGF) is an international nonprofit that has worked hard to protect gorillas threatened by poaching, habitat loss and disease, and to improve the health and education of those who live near gorilla habitats.
The population of mountain gorillas in Rwanda was near extinction in the 1980s, but has more than doubled, thanks to the group’s efforts. Our King Titus is dedicated to a bold silverback gorilla who led with his heart, and to the continuous efforts of DFGF.
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine makes Maine a better place for cyclists. It has become one of the most beneficial bike advocacy groups in the nation, thanks to its members, board, staff, and partnerships.
The coalition focuses on the expansion of biking in Maine by improving bike safety, passing bike-friendly laws, and promoting the love of biking. Biking holds a special place in our hearts here at MBC! Many thanks to the Bicycle Coalition of Maine for their efforts in making biking so accessible.
With 54 acres of fields and woods, Skyline Farm has managed to keep their original land and buildings intact. The preservationists who bought the farm in 1999 have have created 1.7 miles of public-accessible trails and protected its open space by placing 46 acres into a conservation easement.
Skyline Farm continues to host community events including equine activities, museum exhibits, antique auto events, art shows, and music festivals, all on the beautiful, preserved land.
In our backyard, the Freeport Conservation Trust has conserved and connected more than 1,500 acres of open space, as well as 20 miles of public trails. The trust is committed to helping share special areas of Freeport, such as recreational spots, wildlife habitat, clean water, farming, forestry, and scenic beauty.
The hard-working volunteers, staff, and partners of the Freeport Conservation Trust have made conservation successes possible and help continue preserving the special natural places of Freeport, Maine.
With a mission to protect, restore and enhance the health and vitality of Maine’s rivers, Maine Rivers has grown into a community where voices can effectively come together and be heard to help protect Maine’s beautiful rivers.
While the passing of the Clean Water Act in 1972 helped improve the health of Maine’s rivers, there is still work to be done, and the unified voices of Maine Rivers members continue to strengthen the well-being of rivers all throughout Maine.
We believe in supporting our neighbors and community to help do what’s right together.
HART (Homeless Animal Rescue Team) is a no-kill adoption center and shelter for cats in Cumberland, Maine. HART is a safe haven for cats and kittens that have been abandoned, injured, surrendered, or abused, and does great work helping these felines find loving homes.
They are staffed entirely by volunteers who give the felines all the love, attention, and veterinary care they need. To show our support, we’ve named our ale Weez after one of our brewer’s cats and its previous home at HART.
Since 2004, 317 Main has been a place where community and music education make for a fun and comfortable environment for all ages. They offer lessons, group classes and ensembles, workshops, jam sessions, and camps to provide musical inspiration, collaboration, and educational opportunities.
317 Main uses music as a tool to support personal achievements, build confidence, promote health and happiness, build relationships between community members, and to change lives.
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