A New 250-Seat Restaurant, Micro-Brewery? You’ll Have to Visit Auburn, Maine
Mason's Brewing Company in Brewer, Maine has a plan to open a second location 100 miles south in Auburn that sounds like it's going to be epic.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, Mason's Brewing announced that they will start construction this fall on a two-story, 250-seat restaurant, micro-brewery and distillery on Main Street in Auburn right on the banks of the Androscoggin River. It will be built on land near the intersection of Main and Drummond Street which is right next to two existing buildings, including one that is home to Maine Gourmet Chocolates.
Once completed, it will be situated right near the Auburn Riverwalk and should have beautiful views of the Androscoggin River and the City of Lewiston on the other side.
Mason's Brewing Company will be the fourth brewery in Auburn, joining Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company nearby the new Mason's location on Main Street, Lost Valley Brewing Company and Side By Each Brewing Company on Minot Avenue.
In an interview with WABI-TV, owner Chris Morley said he's always had plans for a new location in the southern part of Maine. "I think for me the vision is kind of a plug and play like it’s an identical location. I think we can do it different and better than what we’ve done here, so we’ll take a stab at it."
As long as construction plans are approved by the City of Auburn, which is very likely, the opening is planned for the spring or summer of 2023.