Cushnoc Brewing Co. is a wood-fired pizzeria and brewpub. We are proud to craft our own beer, dough, sauces, dressings and desserts, without the aid of a microwave or fryer. Our focus is constant improvement. Our food and beer have been well received, and are only getting better. Many of our signature beers and pizzas have been named after landmarks in Augusta, including Kresge Kolsch, named for the original use of our building as a Kresge's Department Store, and Cony High Pie, named after the city's high school. We eschewed the tenant of creating the restaurant that your customer base wants; we decided to build the restaurant that we wanted to hang out in with our families. We have been rewarded with the overwhelming support of both our local community and the regional beer community. Our first brewery expansion is taking place less than a month after opening our doors, and we look forward to expanding our footprint to satisfy the demand.
Tobias bought the building in 2016 with the hopes of attracting a brewery to Maine's capital city. After a year of searching he decided that he'd have to try and put one together himself. He'd already been talking to Casey about opening a restaurant in Downtown Augusta since 2015, and the concept came to life. Together with their friend James, they decided to move forward with the project in the nearly 5,000 square foot space in January of 2017. After looking at several brewers, the trio brought Chris on as a partner in their enterprise, who relocated from Southbound Brewery in Savannah, Georgia. The planning of the brewpub and build out process went very smoothly, in large part because of the shared passion for beer and food that brought the team together in the first place, and the support of our families. The partnership has operated on the tenant "stay in your lane" since the beginning, and that has allowed each partner autonomy in their responsibilities. Weekly meetings keep us all moving in the same direction.
The "Fort Western" pizza with roasted mushrooms, crispy pancetta, fresh arugula and herbed white sauce facing the window overlooking Fort Western. Inspired the practices of another restaurant in their travels, Cushnoc Brewing Co. uses Performance Foodservice branded PianconeÂŽ peeled tomato cans as a pizza stand.
Huge thanks are due to Steve Trafton, our Performance Foodservice - NorthCenter sales representative. Amber Hynes, Casey's wife and the kitchen manager, has worked closely with Steve to make sure that her vision is executed with quality products. He was on hand, or available by phone, to answer all of our myriad questions, to offer advice, and to ensure the product was delivered on time and in good condition. He has been a great asset while we work through typical opening learning curves. Cushnoc Brewing Co. is now barely over a month old and just hitting its stride. We feel lucky to have been embraced by the capital city, and look forward to things to come. Cushnoc Brewing Co. offers pizza by the slice during lunch.
Their brick oven is named after Stacy of Stacy's Hallmark, a card shop and clothing store that occupied the restaurant's location for 42 years.
provisions January/February 2018