Jeff Powers, a founding father of Maine craft beer powerhouse Bigelow Brewing Co., has died.
Powers died Tuesday night, in line with Bigelow Brewing Co. He was 61. No reason for loss of life has been launched.
“Our Bigelow household is struggling to return to grips with the lack of such a compassionate, loyal, hardworking man. He can be missed each day by his household and the Skowhegan group,” the corporate mentioned in a Fb submit.
Powers opened Bigelow Brewing along with his spouse, Pam Powers, at their Skowhegan farm in 2014. Jeff Powers reportedly started his craft beer journey in 1989 when Pam Powers gave him a house brewing equipment for Christmas, in line with the Waterville Morning Sentinel.
Bigelow Brewing shortly turned a high Maine brewery, with its beers out there in additional than 700 places, the Sentinel reported.
The Sentinel reported that Bigelow Brewing is within the strategy of transferring to the previous Solon Manufacturing mill, however it’s unclear whether or not the loss of life of Jeff Powers will have an effect on these plans.
“Jeff’s spirit of generosity and kindness might be felt in every little thing he did. He all the time put others earlier than himself, ensuring that everybody was taken care of at Bigelow. His ardour for serving his prospects and group had been unmatched,” Bigelow Brewing mentioned within the submit.
Clients, family and friends can attend a public memorial for Powers 12 to five p.m. Sept. 30 at Bigelow Brewing on Bigelow Hill Street in Skowhegan.