Bokey is not just Sanford’s nickname – it’s soon to be a frothy beverage.

Sanford’s first brewery, Wop Hops, will unveil a new beer – The Bokey.

Greg Piecora, co-owner and head brewer at Wops Hops Brewing Co. (Facebook), says the beer will be a classic Rauchbier, which is a German smoked ale. The decision to brew a beer honoring Sanford was an idea first floated by Paul Williams, owner of West End Trading Co. Piecora chose to brew a Rauchbier because of its connections to Sanford.

Support Sanford Ave BizWhat a difference a couple of weeks makes.

Business owners along Sanford Avenue were upset when they learned the city of Sanford planned to close their street on March 3 for as long as four months to complete a $2.5 million streetscape project. (“City’s bumbling threatens local businesses”)

Tempers flared at times during a Feb. 25 meeting, the first in series of regularly scheduled meetings between city officials and business owners to discuss the project.