Our Owners

Robin and Alan Lapoint

 With strong backgrounds in business ownership and the beverage industries, we have an unwavering commitment to Maine craft brewing and manufacturing, as well as our state community.  We are business leaders and creative strategists who are passionate, authentic, and committed to both mission and team.

 We co-own The Strainrite Companies, a leader in the global liquid filtration industry, and two important Maine craft breweries. We lead Geary Brewing Co., celebrating 40 years, with the ultimate goals of preserving and growing Maine and New England’s first craft brewery. Our team holds high standards of beer quality and exceptional customer service as well as flexibility in packaging and variety of beers.  Pride and passion in our work is evident to everyone who gets to know our brands. 

 This year we launched our non-alcoholic brewery, 1820 Brewing Co., to bring our time honored brewing capabilities and quality to this special market sector to offer craft beer drinkers new options to support their modern lifestyle choices. We do this with the highest level of quality while offering a wide selection of true to style non-alcoholic beer. 

 Our family is passionate about supporting local non-profits who are changing the ways people eat and farm through sustainable farming, climate research, education, and fighting food insecurity.  We have strong sustainability programs at our brewery, and share in the success of their implementation with our team, including some notable mentions with Garbage to Garden, Maine Brewshed Alliance, Maine Renewable Energy, and the Best Management Practices Classification by the Portland Water District.

 Our businesses will grow and thrive another 40 years and beyond through our conscious use of our resources and unwavering commitment to minimize our waste and adapt to our customers tastes and preferences. 

 It is important to us to be accessible to our team, community and customers, and we enjoy connecting with everyone who interacts with our brands.

 We love to hike, ski, golf, travel, visit tasting rooms, and go abroad with the Maine Beer Box.