Craft-brewed in Maine

We're a Maine-based craft brewery and we can all of our beer.

Baxter’s story begins with Luke Livingston, whose interest in craft beer was peaked in college (thanks to him, Clark University now has a rule in place banning brewing in the dorms). After graduating, he launched a well-respected beer blog; as he continued to learn and write about craft beer, he recognized a need in the New England market for some creative interpretations of popular beers.

The impetus for committing his ideas to a business plan occurred in 2009, with the passing of his mother. The key components of his plan were to offer creative, approachable beers that would be produced sustainably,  that would be inspired but not constrained by tradition, and that, through convenient packaging, could be enjoyed everywhere.

To brew beer of the caliber Luke had in mind, he needed to locate talented brewers that shared his vision for great canned craft beer. To this end, he found Ben Low, a former Latin Literature professor who happened to be in the middle of starting his own brewery.

Ben agreed come on board as the interim head brewer for a few months to get things rolling – but lucky for us, Ben’s few months have turned into years.

He is now the Director of Brewing Operations, and his vision and passion is embodied by Baxter’s assortment of interesting, highly-crafted, and balanced beers.

Our Beers

Core Values

  • 1
    We are incredibly lucky to be able to make and sell craft beer for a living.
  • 2
    We are friends, collaborators, and advocates of the beer industry and its culture.
  • 3
    We produce the best beers we can, while always striving to improve, innovate and become more efficient, yet remaining forever humble.
  • 4
    We are loyal to the Lewiston-Auburn (Maine) community & will promote it as a great place to live, learn, work and play at every opportunity.
  • 5
    We serve as stewards of the environment and continuously strive to make our work and personal lives more sustainable.
  • 6
    Every employee will be given the opportunity to lend creative input into the direction our company goes.
  • 7
    We will always work as a team with a common goal while still recognizing and honoring each other’s individual talents.
  • 8
    We strive to balance the many needs of the company, our coworkers and their families.
  • 9
    We commit to continually learning growing and improving our current selves.
  • 10
    We foster an environment of fun communication, hard work, and camaraderie.

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