For those who like to celebrate at the end of an active day in the park with a cool, refreshing beverage, Friends of Acadia has great news: several new business donors are giving proceeds from their sales to Friends of Acadia. Orono Brewing launched Friend of Acadia IPA in June with proceeds from the beer supporting our work to preserve and protect Acadia. Orono Brewing co-founder Abe Furth worked with Asa Marsh-Sachs to develop a juicy and refreshing IPA with bright hop flavors. Artwork for the can designed by Orono’s general manager Justin Soderberg features the park’s beautiful Bass Harbor Lighthouse.

In addition to Orono Brewing, you can buy Friend of Acadia beer at many local stores.

For Alex Maffucci, the president of Atlantic Brewing in Bar Harbor, the idea for the new Flat Hat American Pale Ale came after sharing a beer with Acadia’s superintendent, Kevin Schneider. During that conversation and those that followed, they agreed a common thread between good beer and a healthy park and community is good, clean water.

The release of Atlantic Brewing Company’s Flat Hat pale ale. A portion of the beer’s proceeds will go to Jordan Pond conservation efforts. (Photo Courtesy Sam Mallon)

For many years, Friends of Acadia and the park have partnered on a water-quality program at Jordan Pond, an important water source for the town of Mount Desert. Proceeds from the sales of Flat Hat will support the water-quality monitoring program at Jordan Pond. Look for Flat Hat at Atlantic Brewing Midtown this summer.

Other new proceed donors this spring include Three of Strong Spirits in Portland and The Naturalist’s Notebook in Seal Harbor. Watch for announcements on our website, in the e-news, on Facebook, and on Instagram for partner updates.

The proceeds program at Friends of Acadia has its roots in the 2016 Acadia Centennial. During that year, 453 Acadia Centennial partners sold products and hosted events pledging proceeds from those programs to Friends of Acadia.

It was in that year the Acadia Park Company, located on Main Street in Bar Harbor, started their 2% for the Park program. They didn’t stop when the centennial celebration was over. They have given 2% to Friends of Acadia each and every year since then, supporting resource-protection initiatives, trail building, and volunteer support.

Proceeds donors have the goal of helping Friends of Acadia preserve and protect the park, now and for future generations, and this is another creative way to give back. Thank you to ALL Friends of Acadia Proceeds donors.

To learn more about becoming a partner in the proceeds program, contact Lisa Horsch Clark, at