About Us

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We founded Side By Each Brewing Co. with the vision of creating a diverse range beers we’re proud of and serving delicious locally roasted coffee beverages in a welcoming space that fosters friendships old and new. We do this within the framework of a sustainable business that can support the company and ourselves as individuals, as well as Auburn and the wider local community.

Our Core Values

  • Community – Our focus will always be local
  • Collaboration – We nurture relationships inside and outside of our business
  • Craft – We make good things and we’ll always try to make them better
  • Conscience – Our business caters to more than just the bottom line
  • Consistency – We stay true to all of our core values

Our Pricing and Fair Wage Policy

At Side By Each, we pay our staff a fair wage and benefits so they don’t depend on tips for a livable income. This policy works well for the individual and for the team as a whole.

We have lots of exciting things planned for the coming months, so stay tuned!

Proud Member of

Our Staff

Ben Low


Casey Peacock

General Manager

I’ve been in the service industry for 16 years, at Side By Each for 4. I love the fast-paced, upbeat environment and enjoy meeting many new people! When I’m not working, I’m spending time with my daughter and making itineraries for all the new places we want to explore!

Travis Spear

Head Roaster/Director of Coffee

Travis has spent 16 years wearing any and all hats a coffee company might require. From barista, to technician, to head roaster and green buyer, he’s had experience with all things ‘coffee company’. When he’s not doing coffee things, he’s either spending time with his wife and 4 cats, playing music, or fixing something.

Nicole Emery

Head Brewer

Though Nicole grew up in Auburn, she was away for a long while, completing degrees in Microbiology and Health Psychology, which served her well in her career in Residential Mental Health. Nicole cultivated an interest in craft beer and the history of brewing, an interest she pursued by home brewing and becoming a certified beer judge. Upon returning to Maine in 2018, Nicole secured a role as a brewery assistant at Grateful Grain Brewing Co in Monmouth, allowing her to learn the ropes of professional brewing while making connections within the beer industry in Maine, which eventually brought her to Side by Each!

Nicole enjoys: spending time with her two cats (Moxie and Mr. Jarvis) and her partner, Stuart, as well as knitting, hiking, gardening, and performance (singing, dancing, general tomfoolery).


Taproom Manager

I have been bartending for 10+ years. I have bartended in Vermont and Maine over the years but finally found a home at Side by Each Brewing Co. and I could not be happier to be here! I love to travel around with my partner tasting (studying!) beer, skiing, visiting family, and enjoying all things life has to offer.

Bridget McNeill

Executive Chef

Coming from the South, cooking runs deep in my veins. It has always been a deep passion of mine. I have 20 years of experience in this industry and would describe myself as a passionate, dedicated, confident and creative cook; who can prepare outstanding dishes, skillfully plan menus, and can lead a team to deliver amazing food to our customers.
Fun fact: I enjoy fishing, traveling, and baking cakes. I can also write with my toes.

Ben Albee

Sales Guy

I’m a classically trained trombonist, and self proclaimed pumpkin connoisseur (I have standards). When I’m not playing trombone or consuming pumpkin spice I am a completely obsessed pet dad, and enjoy gaming with my wife! Although beer sales is my career, I love finding little hole in the wall places and sitting down for a quiet cocktail or latte.

Kevin Couturier

Sous Chef

I really enjoy food, beer and cats. My cats name is Spranks, you should meet him. I have worked in a handful of kitchens in the area and I am extremely happy where I have landed with the SXE crew.

Julien Leavitt

Sous Chef

I have been working in kitchens making good food since I was 17. My hobbies include enjoying good beer (like Side By Each’s!) playing games with friends, and kayaking. I’m really excited to be working with such an awesome crew!