Craft beer lovers will have to wait a couple weeks longer than anticipated to try Sanford’s newest brewery. After announcing earlier this month that they would open on Wednesday, July 11, the owner of Camelback Brewing said this week that the opening has been moved back two weeks to Wednesday July 25.
“We’ve had some delays with the taproom furniture we ordered so we have to push the official opening back two weeks,” said Mike Stec, owner and head brewer at Camelback.
When it opens, Camelback will join a small but growing contingent of local craft beer outlets, including Hugger Mugger Brewing – which opened in January as Sanford’s first craft brewery – as well as Libations on Chatham, and the beer den at Lowes Foods.
Stec told the Rant earlier in June that he’s working to have four or five unique offerings, including an IPA, a brown ale, and an amber ale, ready for the opening. And in addition to the beer, Camelback will be unique among Sanford’s craft scene in that it will offer a full lunch and dinner menu, described by General Manager Randall Yow as “European bistro” fare including cheese melts, bratwursts, and sandwiches.
The Camelback Brewing Company will be open from 11 a.m.to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.