Total Beverage Solution
Since 2002, Total Beverage Solution has been dedicated to uncovering the world’s most intriguing, expertly crafted beverages and sharing them with the US market. Beyond their respect for tradition and partnerships with those who have refined their products over decades, if not centuries, they provide a wide range of distinct solutions for all our customers. Total Beverage Solution has created a sustainable growth-oriented, and supportive culture which positions suppliers, brands and employees to reach their full potential.
The original Sea Dog Brewing Co. was founded by Pete Camplin, Sr. in 1993 in the historic shipbuilding town of Camden, Maine, starting with a 240 seat brewpub and kegging brewery overlooking the dramatic waterfall of the old Knox Woolen Mill. In 1995, Sea Dog opened a second facility, this time a 540 seat restaurant and brewery on the banks of the historic Penobscot River in downtown Bangor. The Sea Dog Brewing Company and their beers are unique within the American craft brewing movement. The beers are formulated and brewed in a traditional style using regionally appropriate ingredients such as imported English 2-row malted barley for the ales and imported German hops and grains for the lagers. Fermentation is also done in a traditional manner using a British top-fermenting yeast in open fermenters to create balanced and fruity-flavored ales with a crisp finishes, unique to true top-fermented beers. Sea Dog Brewing Co. is one of the few craft breweries in New England brewing both traditional ales and lagers.
Shipyard Brewing Company was born in 1992 when real estate consultant Fred Forsley, who was about to recommended a troubled retail development in Kennebunk, Maine, which was located on three historic 19th century shipyards, to an investor, was introduced to a new Maine resident, Alan Pugsley. A British master brewer and brewery consultant, Pugsley was schooled and trained in the art of English ale brewing by the legendary Peter Austin. Out of this new relationship came Federal Jack's Brew Pub, the birthplace of Shipyard ales, which was named for one of the most famous ships to be built on this site on the Kennebunk River. The facility at Kennebunk was quickly outgrown and in 1994 four acres on Portland's historic working waterfront became the location for The Shipyard's second facility. The Portland facility has undergone three expansions since its opening and has increased capacity from 18,000 barrels to 85,000 barrels. Shipyard opened the world's first airport microbrewery in the Orlando (Florida) International Airport in 1997.