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We produce a wide variety of ales, our recipes are influenced by Belgian and German styles, but we also brew IPAs, stouts, browns, fruit fermented ales, and sours . We have up to 12 different beers on tap and change our line up monthly; brewing new recipes, seasonal beers, variations of regular beers, and experimental batches. 

We are committed to using local ingredients, 95% of the malt (grain) we use is locally sourced from Blue OX Malt-House, Lisbon, ME and the Maine Malt House, Mapleton, ME. Our local hops come from the Hop Yard, Gorham, ME. We will be producing several beers with 100% local malt and hops. 

Individual and group tours are available on Saturdays at 3pm.

Our beers are available in 5oz, 10oz, & 16oz glasses / 32oz and 68oz Growlers


Current Can Inventory

A Beer Called Blue / Captain Tucker /Unit 15

Atomic Dawg / 3 Buoy Brown / Tipsy Dawg

Clear Cut IPA / Pineapple Bay / Strike Zone / A Beer Called BOO!





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General Information

Join our Mug Club! 20oz pours, Mug Club only Tap, Special Mug Club events, 10% off merchandise

Join our Mug Club! 20oz pours, Mug Club only Tap, Special Mug Club events, 10% off merchandise



Our Small Batch Handcrafted Beers are made on-site

We feature locally sourced ingredients including Maine hops and grains


Our Spacious Taproom is Great for Special Events and Corporate Functions. 

We have FREE WiFi and plenty of FREE Off-Street Parking

We also have outdoor seating, weather permitting.


We encourage patrons to bring in food from their favorite restaurants.

OTTO Pizza is located in the same building and will deliver to our tap room, for FREE!

We also have Coastal Maine Popcorn and Portland Fruit and Nut snack mixes for sale.


We have a Giant Jenga and Cornhole set, as well as other games available 

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Private/Corporate Events


HOST YOUR EVENT AT Island Dog Brewing

Located in the Maine Mall Business Building, Island Dog Brewing is the perfect space for your next party/event. Our space can be transformed into the ideal venue.


Welcome Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Receptions, Farewell Brunches, Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties, Bridal showers, anniversaries, and recommitment ceremonies


Company Meetings, Management Retreats, Office Party, Networking events


Socials, Volunteer Appreciation Nights, Fundraisers, Galas


Birthday Parties, Family reunions…

Tim, Melanie, Jody, and Jim

Tim, Melanie, Jody, and Jim

Melanie, Tim, Jim and Jody

Melanie, Tim, Jim and Jody

Jim & Tim

Jim & Tim

Island Dog Brewing

Island Dog Brewing was established by my wife, Jody, and myself in 2016 as a small craft brewery that will produce primarily Belgian and German inspired ales; herb and spice ales; and seasonal ales. Our product doctrine is to keep our batches small and our quality high. The name embodies our love for our two rescue dogs (from Puerto Rico and Costa Rica) and the beauty of Coastal Maine. Jody grew up on Mount Desert Island, where her father is still a lobsterman in his 80’s. Her love for the ocean and everything nautical has rubbed off on me.

My passion for home brewing began in 1994, while living in Buffalo. I moved to Maine in 2006 and continued brewing when I took over a small space in the basement and built a separate brew room. With 3 beers on tap at our house to share with friends and family, I received lots of positive feedback and became the go-to beer supplier for parties, celebrations and even for a couple of weddings.

In 2013 we visited our first small, craft brewery as part of a beer bus tour and we LOVED the concept. After the beer tour, we began visiting the local breweries on our own, and with friends. As we continued to explore the craft beer industry, I began to imagine what it would be like to be a part of it; being able to experiment with beer recipes and share my beer with everyone. There is a lot of fantastic beer out there, and my beer is on par with what we were trying. I was hesitant, but with prodding from Jody, I finally began researching the possibility in 2015. A year later, we moved forward and established the company.

I have a fairly varied background: I spent time in the Army, as a high school teacher, and I spent many years working in technology. I even raised ostriches for a period of time. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education but making and sharing my beer is really what is exciting for me.

Our friends and fellow beer enthusiasts, Tim and Melanie, were extremely supportive and expressed interest in being a part of the developing business. I met Tim and Mel, through Jody, at a beer festival a couple of years earlier and we became fast friends. Tim has experience with home brewing in addition to a diverse background including retail, food service, and communications which seemed to be a perfect fit to help us with marketing and to assist with the tasting room and brewing operations.

We spent several months building a comfortable space for you to try some of our beer with friends and family. We hope that you will check us out. Cheers!


How did we get our name?

ISLAND DOG BREWING name embodies Jim and Jody's love for their two rescue dogs (from Puerto Rico and Costa Rica) and the beauty of Coastal Maine. Jody grew up on Mount Desert Island (MDI) where her father (Tucker Spurling) was a lobsterman until his retirement in 2017, at age 81!