BRUNSWICK — Lively Brewing Company/ Ebenezer’s Brew Pub recently welcomed Michael LaCharite, the new head of brewing operations.

A veteran of several Maine breweries and resident of Brunswick, LaCharite is excited to rejoin the Lively Brewing Company team.

“We are very proud to have Michael back overseeing brewery operations,” said Chris Lively, owner of Lively Brewing Company in Brunswick and Ebenezer’s Pub in Lovell. “He has a wealth of experience in the craft brewing industry.”

Prior to taking up his new role, LaCharite has served as owner or head brewer at Casco Bay Brewing Co., Baxter Brewing Co. and Lively Brewing. Notably, LaCharite created the popular Katahdin Red, brewed at the now-closed Casco Bay Brewing Company, and set up and commissioned the original brewery system at Lively Brewing in 2014.

LaCharite has additional experience working as a brewery consultant, installing brewing systems through his company, Pro Brewing Systems, creating and installing brewery equipment in Maine and New England.

At Lively Brewing, LaCharite’s focus will be to bring back some of the original beers and recipes that were popular during his tenure as head brewer. Some of the beers slated to return include Lemon Haze, a slightly hazy Saison with hints of lemon and pepper; Mary Jane IPA, Space Taxi, a 12 percent ABV Belgian Quad, and a “super Saison” named Magic Mike. A Munich Dunkel is slated to be the first seasonal release this fall.

filed under: