Sources say North Haven's Calderwood Hall market and restaurant could be connected to a new venture from Ben Lovell, former assistant brewer at Sebago Brewing Company. A recent Facebook post mentioned an "IPA beer brewed by Ben Lovell," further supporting the rumor:
Lovell did not respond to a request for comment, and no name has been mentioned for the company — any readers out there with more information?
This would be Maine's second island brewery after Monhegan Brewing Company on Monhegan Island, which is launching a beer called "15" on Friday, "brewed in celebration of the fifteen year-round island communities on the Maine coast," according to a press release from the Island Institute. The beer will also be available at screenings for the institute's film A Climate of Change August 11 at FOG Bar and Cafe in Rockland and August 12 at SPACE Gallery in Portland.
Update, 8/3/15: Ben Lovell confirmed for Eater that he and partners Elizabeth Lovell and Jesse Davisson are working on launching North Haven Brewing Company in the basement of Calderwood Hall by spring 2016. "Liz is currently the inn keeper at Nebo Lodge and Jesse is a lobsterman in the island's fleet," he explained. He added, "We have been very encouraged by all the community excitement around the project."