Maine's First Dedicated Gluten-Free Brewery
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Our delicious brews

Our dedicated gluten-free brewing process allows for those with gluten sensitivities, including Celiac disease, to enjoy the variety and excitement of a small craft brewery without the risk of immune reactions that barley-based beers can induce.

ECLECTUS

Easygoing & crushable. Delicate aromas of lemon zest & peach, supported by notes of toasted grains & honey.

Ingredients: Millet Malt, Rice Malt, Buckwheat Malt, Hops, Yeast, Fresh Saco River Water

rock dove

Intensely hoppy, yet soft & drinkable. Notes of mango, stone fruit, & candied orange round out the complex hop profile.

Ingredients: Millet Malt, Rice Malt, Buckwheat Malt, Gluten-free Rolled Oats, Hops, Yeast, Fresh Saco River Water

columbidae

Our tribute to the classic American Pale Ale. Dry-hopped & floral with a biscuity malt base.

Ingredients: Millet Malt, Rice Malt, Buckwheat Malt, Hops, Yeast, Fresh Saco River Water

little brown job

Inspired by dark & malty
English ales. Full-bodied & balanced with hints of chocolate & roasted nuts.

Ingredients: Millet Malt, Rice Malt, Buckwheat Malt, Hops, Yeast, Fresh Saco River Water

plumage

Rustic grains & aromatic citrus peel balance spicy notes of clove & banana.

Ingredients: Rice Malt, Millet Malt, Flaked Quinoa, Buckwheat Malt, Raw Millet, Curaçao Orange Peel, Hops, Yeast, Fresh Saco River Water

stage island

Bold and roasty, with notes of coffee & bittersweet chocolate. A piney hop character complements the smooth & dry finish.

Ingredients: Millet Malt, Rice Malt, Buckwheat Malt, Gluten-free Rolled Oats, Hops, Yeast, Fresh Saco River Water

meet Our team

Kathleen "Pidge" Pigeon

Kathleen "Pidge" Pigeon

FOUNDER

The original Lucky Pigeon, and responsible for daily operations, Pidge began brewing at home in 2010 and transitioned to gluten-free brewing when she removed gluten from her diet. She brings her experience as a scientist, people leader and operations manager to bear for Lucky Pigeon. We all credit Pidge for this thing we call Lucky Pigeon Brewing.

Bev pigeon

Bev pigeon

FOUNDER

Bev calls on her professional experience in marketing and communications to express Lucky Pigeon Brewing in a non-liquid format. She manages our restaurant and retail accounts. Bev is shameless in her love of puns and “dad jokes” and is affectionately known as our Gratitude Ambassador.  

Nic Bramer

Nic Bramer

FOUNDER

Nic led the design for our brewery space and taproom, and he helps manage our operations. He brings his background in culinary science, restaurant management, and commercial kitchen design and consulting to Lucky Pigeon. We rely on Nic’s fun-loving spirit to keep the energy up at Lucky Pigeon Brewing.

Lesley Bramer

Lesley Bramer

FOUNDER

Lesley employs her experience in the hospitality industry, social work, and the real estate market for Lucky Pigeon’s benefit. She is by far the most fashion-savvy of the owners, and she provides aesthetic direction to both the taproom and all merchandise orders.

Scott Nebel

Scott Nebel

HEAD BREWER

Scott brings to Lucky Pigeon Brewing 10 years of craft brewing experience, having worked at Sebago Brewing Company and Maine Beer Company. A graduate of Bowdoin College, he spent a year teaching English as a second language in Germany. Scott is also a guitarist and has performed with several bands in Portland, Maine.

Britt Bartlett

Britt Bartlett

Tasting Room Manager

Britt brings his experience as manager with Sac Brew Bike in California to Lucky Pigeon Brewing. You’ll find him pouring beers behind the bar, event-planning, booking food trucks, delivering to our retail accounts, catching cans and stacking cases, and much more. With a wide (seemingly otherworldly) variety of skills and interests, we call Britt “our unicorn”.

ABOUT US

Lucky Pigeon Brewing is a dedicated gluten-free brewery located in the historic Pepperell Mills in Biddeford, Maine. Lucky Pigeon started as the dream of Kathleen Pigeon (our original “Lucky Pigeon”) who had to remove gluten from her diet for health reasons. The idea took root during a family vacation where a visit to a craft brewery provoked the thought, “wouldn’t it be great to have a tasting room experience that folks who are gluten-free can enjoy?”

Dedicated gluten-free

All ingredients that go into the making of the beer are gluten-free to begin with (the requirement is that they test less than 20ppm in a competitive ELISA format). The distinction between dedicated gluten-free and gluten-reduced or gluten-stripped beers means that our beer will be safe to drink for those with any level of gluten intolerance.  
Gluten-reduced beers on the market are made using traditional barley, wheat, or rye grains to brew and then using a biological or chemical agent to break down the gluten proteins, which renders them unable to be detected by the competitive ELISA. For many people, including those with Celiac disease, this is not enough to mitigate their immune reactions. The only option for this population of people is a dedicated gluten-free beer.

Come on In!

Hours

Thursday – 4 pm – 9 pm
Friday – 4 pm – 9 pm
Saturday – 12 pm – 9 pm
Sunday – 12 pm – 6 pm

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Please note: We love our animals, but since our tasting room is open to our production space, we are unable to welcome pets into our space.

Contact

Address

40 Main St., Ste 13-131
Biddeford, ME 04005