After thirty years in business, Maine's oldest brewery seems to be going through a serious shake-up, including last year's addition of a tasting room space, the departure of longtime brewer and production manager Stephen Spear (now head brewer at Run of the Mill in Saco), and the hire of Ben Rossignol to bring some fresh ideas to the company. D.L. Geary Brewing Company remains in flux, though, as Rossignol has accepted the lead role at Ebenezer's Brewpub in Brunswick.
No hard feelings come through when Kelly Geary Lucas, daughter of founder David Geary, discusses the brief tenure of Rossignol, brought on in May and "given cart [sic] blanche by David Geary to play with new recipes on a pilot system," according to a recent MaineToday column. She told Eater, "We certainly wish him all the best and he made a great contribution to our company for the short time he was here." The company plans to continue growing the pilot program and whoever joins the team next will be in charge of that development as "Pilot Brew Captain."
Kelly said Geary's is also seeking a new sales rep for the southern Maine and New Hampshire region and recently brought on Liz Suggs from Harpoon Brewery to grow the tasting room further, with special beer releases and events like a September 5 jam, cheese, and beer pairing with local producer Naturally Jammin. Look for an expansion of the outdoor space next spring and check the company's jobs page if you're looking to get involved with Geary's during a pivotal time.