Portland, ME Reveler Development welcomes Argenta Brewing – a new, tasting-room style brewery specializing in lagers. Argenta Brewing has taken over the space at 82 Hanover St., with the new operation scheduled to open in spring of 2024.
Argenta Brewery is set to open within Hanover Works, a retail and dining destination that will combine the existing commercial spaces at 82 Hanover St. with four upcoming commercial spaces at The Armature, a brand-new, 171-unit apartment community. Centrally located in the West Bayside neighborhood, 82 Hanover St. offers mixed-use space with parking, pedestrian access, and dedicated outdoor patios. Argenta Brewing will benefit from 82 Hanover’s connection to Hanover Works and its proximity to The Armature’s residential community.
Argenta Brewing is in development by Ryan Dunlap, a Maine-based brewer who has been working within the industry for over five years. Initially starting out as a small-scale brewer in his home state of Nevada, Dunlap moved to Maine in 2019 and then went on to gain experience throughout the local brewing industry across various roles. Combining Dunlap’s western roots with his passion and knowledge for beer, Argenta Brewing will offer five rotating lagers on tap, along with non-alcoholic and gluten-free options.
The interior of the space, and the brewery’s accompanying branding, draw inspiration from traditional Western saloons, all while paying homage to history.
“In the mid-1800s, German immigrants introduced and quickly popularized lager-style beers,” said Dunlap. “They created spaces known as ‘lager beer saloons,’ - family-friendly, inviting environments that welcomed people from all walks of life. Argenta Brewing aims to become a modern-day lager beer saloon, a community gathering place with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. I am excited to introduce this concept to Hanover Works and the neighborhood of West Bayside.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Argenta Brewing to the neighborhood as we continue our thoughtful curation of local businesses at Hanover Works,” said John Laliberte, CEO of Reveler Development. “Argenta Brewing will bring something entirely new to the area, and we look forward to seeing how Ryan and his team activate this space in the months to come.”