Craft Beer by the Gallon: Bangor Examiner

From Craft Beer by the Gallon:

When I arrived at Black Bear Brewery in Orono, Maine, Tim Gallon - founder, brewer, and owner of the business - was just finishing a thorough cleaning of his fermentation tanks.  A fresh batch of brew had just gone into the refrigeration room for the final step of carbonation and just the right chill.

We sat down at the bar of the tasting area for a casual chat before I got my tour of the operation.  Tim's calm demeanor belies an intense determination and resourcefulness.  After learning about the history of Black Bear Brewery's founding and development I came to the realization that this man of quiet ease and friendly demeanor built an entire business on his own, top to bottom, pretty much from scratch.

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