Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
Dave and David Rowland, Father, Son, and Owners of Some Brewing Company LLC, have worked together for years. Dave worked for a design/build landscape firm outside of Philadelphia, for 34 years and worked his way up from laborer to Chief Operations Officer. After he “Retired,” he started his own construction company in Lake Placid, NY.
David went into education right out of college as a High School History teacher. He also began home brewing right out of college and became very driven, brewing several times a week and reading and researching his craft with intense determination. Due to budget cuts, David lost his teaching job after 10 years and went to work for his Father again. Up in Lake Placid, he and Dave began brewing even more. As time went on and David was “reverse commuting” back to Northern New Jersey every weekend to see his wife, it became clear that something needed to change and Jen began to push him to explore opening a brewery and pursue their dream in earnest. David & his wife decide York, Maine was the best choice to open the brewery. By doing so, SoMe Brewing Company becoming the first, and York's original brewery!
As Dave and David began planning out the brewery, York was always the location. Dave didn’t get it initially, but after the first trip, he also fell in love with York. This is about the time that Leslie, Dave’s wife and David’s mother started to come around to the idea and after many long conversations and compliments, Leslie came on board and helped finance the project (She is a Saint!)
Owners Dave & David Rowland
Father & Son
WE SAY SOME.
SoMe began brewing and Officially opened its doors on December 14th of 2013. SoMe opened on a small 3 Barrel Brewhouse with only 4 Fermenters and one Brite Tank. Quickly, more fermenters were added, another Brite, and eventually a Bottling Line. By June of 2015, SoMe was in need of expansion again and took over 1500sq/ft directly next door. A new 7 Barrel brewhouse was installed with 3-7bbl and 3-15bbl Fermenters and a 1 Barrel “Pilot” system was also installed for fun stuff!
From a 6 tap system in our tasting room to now twelve our Beer Line Up continues to grow! Our goal is to maintain a variety of styles, if you walk into our tasting room there will be something for everyone.
April of 2016, SoMe began canning and planning a third expansion!
After securing the 33 Railroad Ave. building and installing a 10 Barrel system in the downtown Short Sands area, York Beach Beer Company officially opened in March of 2019 as the “sister brewery” to SoMe. The Beach features its own lineup of sessionable beach style brews in a fun, laid-back environment right off of Short Sands beach.