Central announces Lone Pine distribution agreement

Written by Central on Monday, October 23, 2017

Central is pleased to announce we have recently signed an agreement to begin distributing Portland-based Lone Pine Brewing Company beer sometime around the beginning of 2018.

Lone Pine announced last week their agreement to purchase Sebago Brewing Co.’s current 13,000-square-foot installed brewery in Gorham. The additional brewing equipment, packaging and warehouse space included in the sale will quadruple the size of the young brewery from 5-barrel to 20-barrel capacity.  Sebago will move its operations to a new brewing space in Gorham which is scheduled to open in mid-February.

Lone Pine, which started brewing at its Anderson Street location in March 2016, is already brewing its well-known Portland Pale Ale at the new location. Co-owners Tom Madden and John Paul will keep the tasting room location in Portland open and plan to enhance the draft list there, using the location as more experimental space.

“As a currently self-distributed brewery who services over 240 accounts, finding our Maine distribution partners was one of the most important decisions we've had to make,” said Paul. “We're extremely confident in both Nappi and Central's ability to represent and elevate our brand throughout the State. Their unwavering commitment to service and strong relationships in the industry will ensure this is a seamless transition as we scale.”

Nappi Distributors, of Gorham, will service the southern part of the state, including Cumberland and York Counties.  Central’s distribution territory will encompass areas north, including Topsham, Lewiston, Oxford, Augusta, Bangor and Presque Isle.

LInk to press release on Brewbound:

About Lone Pine Brewing Company

Lone Pine Brewing Company is a Portland based brewery focusing on American ales and small batch specialty beers that feature unique, local ingredients. Founded in 2016, Lone Pine currently operates its production and tasting room facilities on Anderson Street in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland. Lone Pine is one of the fastest growing breweries in Maine, having increased from 400 bbls per year in 2016 to a projected 6,500 bbls in 2018. Learn more at