Episode 4 | Bissell Brothers

In episode 4 of Local Brew, Matthew Delamater heads to Bissell Brothers in Portland, Maine, where he fills cans of Bucolia Ale with his bare hands. Then he talks with brothers Noah and Peter Bissell about their flagship beer, a critically acclaimed, dank, highly drinkable IPA that was recently named one of the 100 Best Beers in the World by Men’s Journal ­- The Substance Ale. After that he jumps in the “Green Bastard” with Sniff (yes Sniff) to deliver kegs of Bissell beer to bars around Portland. They make their last stop at The Thirsty Pig where Matt talks with owner Allison Stevens about her delicious handmade sausages and the Bissell Brothers early days.



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The Maine Brew Bus
The Great Lost Bear
Cafe Nomad
Carter’s X-C Ski Center
Wolfgang Man & Beast
Tigpro Stainless Fabrication
Emily Delamater Photography

Noah and Peter Bissell, Josh “Sniff” Schlesinger, and the rest of the crew at Bissell Brothers Brewing for their time, lunch, beer and for putting up with a film crew for an entire day. Allison Stevens for not only allowing us to film at her location but also for feeding us and making sure no one’s pint glass was empty. To Mike Payne for allowing us to film his Heady Topper. And to everyone else who offered help, support and encouragement along the way. We greatly appreciate it!


Local Brew is an original series created by Nathan Bowman
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2 Responses to “Episode 4 | Bissell Brothers”

  1. LJ says:

    Great video! I just visited Bissell Bros. in June. The Substance is incredible beer, cases were flying out the door.