Bangor Brewfest Schedule of events, Brewers and Beers

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

Allagash Brewing Co.

White – Belgian Style Wheat – 5%abv

Black- Beglian Style Stout – 7.5%abv

*VIP Only* – Confluence – Dry hopped golden ale – 7.5% abv

Baxter Brewing Co.

Stoweaway IPA – India Pale Ale – 6.9%

Amber Road – Amber Ale – 5%abv

Black Bear Microbrew

Gearhead Ale – 4.5% abv

Liquid Sunshine – Bavarian Style Hefeweizen – 5.1%abv

*VIP Only* – Roger’s Farm Saison

Fatty Bampkins Cider

Traditional Cider- 4.5% abv

Dry Cider – 6.8% abv

Geaghan’s  Brothers Brewing

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%

Harpoon Brewing


Rich & Dan’s Rye IPA – Rye India Pale Ale- 6.9%

Maine Mead Works

Ram Island Iced Tea Mead – 7% abv

Lavender Lemonade – Lavender Mead blended with Lemonade

Penobscot Bay Brewery

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

Rising Tide Brewing

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

Sam Adams

IPL – India Pale Lager


Sea Dog Brewing

Hoppy Blonde


Sebago Brewing Co.

Frye’s Leap – India Pale Ale – 6% abv

Bonfire Rye – Rye Ale – 5.7% abv

Sierra Nevada

Hoptimum – Double IPA – 10.4% abv

Pale – Pale Ale – 5.6% abv

*VIP Only* – Bigfoot Barleywine

Smuttynose Brewing

Old Brown Dog – Brown Ale – 6.7% abv

Finest Kind IPA – India pale Ale – 6.7% abv

Traveler Beer Co.

Curious Traveler – Shandy – 4.4% abv

Jack o Traveler – Shandy – 4.4% abv

Urban Farms Fermentory

Dry Cidah – Dry Apple Cider –

Ginger Booch – Kombucha –


La Fin du Monde – Triple style Golden Ale – 9% abv

Maudite –  Strong red ale –  8% abc

Pretty Things Brewing

Jack d’Or – American Saison – 6.5% abv

Maine Beer Co.

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.





Chad Lothian

About Chad Lothian

Chad Lothian lives in Old Town, Maine. He is a craft beer enthusiast and homebrewer. Chad has travelled to brewpubs, breweries and brewfests all over New England.