This weekend on the Bangor waterfront Kahbang Music and Arts Festival presents the Bangor Brewfest. This is not your average Maine Brewfest, it includes free homebrewing demonstrations presented by Central Street Farmhouse and homebrew sampling on Friday evening, VIP ticket holders get access to keynote speaker John Palmer, author of the bestselling homebrew book “How to Brew” as well as a guided tasting during the VIP session by John Palmer. During the session lawn games will be provided by the Maine Brew Bus and Allagash. The Traveler beer company is bringing their Mustache Seesaw and local photographer David Cox will be snapping pictures of your mustache rides. There will also be a Brew Dunk Tank outside the Brewfest grounds available for anyone to use for a small fee, all proceeds benefit Kahbang’s nonprofit efforts. During the tasting session there will be raffle tickets sold to win prizes donated by some of the breweries and Bangor Brewfest T-shirts will be on sale as well.
Check out the Bangor Brewfest schedule of events and come on down to the Waterfront for some samples of Craft Beer, Cider and Mead this Saturday.
Friday, August 9, 2013
2-8pm All Grain Homebrewing presented by Central Street Farmhouse: Guided by Joel Mahaffey and John Bonney from one of Maine’s new upstart breweries, Foundation Brewing Company.
5-8pm Homebrew Sampling: Check out some of the great brews from some local homebrewers. Please do not bring your own homebrew to this event
Saturday, August 10, 2013
12-3pm Bangor Brewfest Session 1: The Ghost of Paul Revere and Jet Black Sunrise will be playing during this session.
3-4pm – Keynote speaker John Palmer: John will be talking about homebrewing, his bestselling book “How to Brew” followed by a Q&A guided by Zeth Lundy of Central Street Farmhouse and Chad Lothian of “If My Coaster Could Talk”.
4-5pm Bangor Brewfest VIP Session: VIP’s get the opportunity to join a guided tasting with John Palmer. DJ Thermomatt will be playing this session.
5-8pm Bangor Brewfest Session 2: Spencer Albee and Worried Well will be playing during this session. Zeth Lundy from Central Street Farmhouse will be announcing the Finalist of the Maine Homebrew Competition whose entries will be moving on to the final round of judging.
The final session of this year’s Bangor Brewfest ends at 8pm giving you plenty of time to make it over to the Main stage to check out the headlining act at the Kahbang Music Festival.
The Brewers and the Beers
White – Belgian Style Wheat – 5%abv
Black- Beglian Style Stout – 7.5%abv
*VIP Only* – Confluence – Dry hopped golden ale – 7.5% abv
Stoweaway IPA – India Pale Ale – 6.9%
Amber Road – Amber Ale – 5%abv
Gearhead Ale – 4.5% abv
Liquid Sunshine – Bavarian Style Hefeweizen – 5.1%abv
*VIP Only* – Roger’s Farm Saison
Traditional Cider- 4.5% abv
Dry Cider – 6.8% abv
Smiling Irish Bastard – American Strong Pale Ale – 6%
Bangor Brown – Brown Ale – 4.9%
*VIP Only* – KahBrew – Single Hop IPA brewed for the KahBang Festival – 7.1% abv
Best Bitter – English Bitter- 5% abv
Maine’s Best IPA – India Pale Ale – 6.8%
Rich & Dan’s Rye IPA – Rye India Pale Ale- 6.9%
Ram Island Iced Tea Mead – 7% abv
Lavender Lemonade – Lavender Mead blended with Lemonade
Humble B – spiced lager with ginger and honey – 4.9% abv
Wildfire Rauchbier – Smoke Beer – 5.4% abv
*VIP Only* – Mountain Man DIPA – Double IPA Brewed in honor of Nocturnem Draft Haus’s second anniversary -8.5% abv
Daymark – Rye Pale Ale – 5.5%
Spinnaker – Hefeweizen – 4.5%
*VIP Only* – Lyra –Saison aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels-8.7%
*VIP Only* – Calypso – Saison brewed with 100% Calypso Hops and Maine Malt – 3.5% abv
IPL – India Pale Lager
Frye’s Leap – India Pale Ale – 6% abv
Bonfire Rye – Rye Ale – 5.7% abv
Hoptimum – Double IPA – 10.4% abv
Pale – Pale Ale – 5.6% abv
*VIP Only* – Bigfoot Barleywine
Old Brown Dog – Brown Ale – 6.7% abv
Finest Kind IPA – India pale Ale – 6.7% abv
Curious Traveler – Shandy – 4.4% abv
Jack o Traveler – Shandy – 4.4% abv
Dry Cidah – Dry Apple Cider –
Ginger Booch – Kombucha –
La Fin du Monde – Triple style Golden Ale – 9% abv
Maudite – Strong red ale – 8% abc
Jack d’Or – American Saison – 6.5% abv
Peeper – American Pale Ale – 5.5% abv
MO – American Pale Ale -6% abv
*VIP Only* – Lunch – American IPA – 7% abv
I’ve tried to provide as much info as possible on the beers that are supposed to be poured; these beers are all subject to change prior to the time of the event.