Maine Beer Box heads overseas again, while brewers grapple with growth

The Maine Beer Box is due to ship out tomorrow from Portland, bound for the Seaport Cider and Beer Fest in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The box — a custom-built, 40-foot-long, refrigerated shipping container with 78 beer taps and a self-contained draft system — is making its third international voyage. The box traveled to Leeds, England, last fall and first went abroad in 2017, to Reykjavik, Iceland.

The trips are intended to introduce Maine craft beer to overseas export markets, and the effort is paying off, says the box’s owner, the Maine Brewers’ Guild.

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