With days to spare, Norway Brewing Company surpassed its $10,000 IndieGoGo goal to fund construction of a beer garden. At a celebration on Friday night at its 237 Main Street location in Norway, the company "will be pouring the first samples of our test brews, grilling up snacks based on our menu ideas, and sharing our progress on the renovations," according to the event page. The gathering dovetails neatly with the crowdfunding campaign, which ends Friday at midnight.
Planned to open this winter, the business is run by husband and wife team Charles Magne Melhus and Erika Melhus, who are in charge of the brewing operations and front of house, respectively. Magne, as he's known to most, has been in Maine much of his life but was born in Norway (the country) and most recently worked at Lervig Aktiebryggeri, a Norwegian brewery. See a MaineToday profile from March for more.
Can't make it to Friday's party? Perhaps you can track down Norway Brewing Company's first "official" beer, the Transatlantic Amber Ale collaboration with Põhjala Brewery in Estonia.