2 Aroostook companies are fueling Maine’s brewing trade

Aroostook County is legendary for its potatoes, however two household farms are utilizing its fertile soil to assist develop the beer trade in Maine.

County farmers have efficiently pioneered a number of specialty crops, together with broccoli and alfalfa. These days, hops and barley are increasing the agricultural image.

Anytime a crop helps develop the native financial system, it’s excellent news for farmers and the cities they name house. Aroostook Hops in Westfield and the Maine Malt Home in Mapleton each began small, however have expanded their attain far past County borders. They now present Aroostook-grown merchandise to breweries from Fort Kent to Boothbay Harbor and elsewhere in New England.