Category Archives: Events

Maine Brewers Guild Summer Session did not disapoint

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The Maine Brewers Guild had a tough task in front of them this summer, throwing down a brewfest one year after the Sierra Nevada Brewfest Across America came to town, in the same venue without all the hoopla that came along with that festival. I had confidence though, and in January I marked July 25, […]

Pairings in Winterport – The intersection of beer, wine and food

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I recently had the opportunity to sit down for a meal at Pairings in Winterport, Pairings is the food component of the Winterport Winery and Penobscot Bay Brewery. The event I attended was their monthly beer/wine dinner with a summer theme. With Pairings, owners Mike and Joan Anderson have created a space where fine food […]

New homebrew competitions being held in June and July

Are you or someone you know a homebrewer? If you are or know someone who is, you might be interested to know that there are two upcoming homebrew competitions: Inaugural Flag Day Homebrew Competition hosted by Atlantic Brewing Company Where: Atlantic Brewing Company When: Flag Day, Sunday, June 14, 2015 What: A laid back homebrew […]

Foraging for spruce tips to brew beer

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The bright green new growth on the limbs of evergreen trees is a sign of spring in Maine and it’s also a sign that Banded Horn Brewing Company is gearing up to brew Greeenwarden. This pale ale is designed to showcase the flavor and aroma of the Maine foraged white spruce tips which have similar […]

Allagash rare beer event raises funds for Maine charity

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On Saturday, May 9th, 2015, Allagash Brewing Company hosted its Wild Friendship Celebration event at the brewery in Portland, Maine. Attendees who were lucky enough to be drawn in the lottery to purchase a ticket got to attend one of the two sessions that featured 13 rare beers and locally catered food with nearly free […]

Maine Brewers Guild announces summer brewfest

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I have had July 25, 2015 circled on the calendar since January. I posted my annual list of New England Brewfests with July 25th simply reading “Maine Brewers Guild Fest – Thompson Point, ME” because that was the extent of the details at the time but it’s one of the festivals I had targeted early […]

Big Brew Day in Downtown Bangor to celebrate National Homebrew Day

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The American Homebrewers Association(AHA) hosts Big Brew Day on the first Saturday of May each year. This year Big Brew Day is on May 2, 2015. AHA Big Brew Day is a celebration of National Homebrew Day which went into effect in 1988 and is officially May 7th. Each Year the AHA invites people and homebrew […]

Want to help out Friends of Acadia and drink free beer?

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Saturday, April 25th marks the 16th year the Friends of Acadia have gathered together and set out to clean the roadsides around Mount Desert Island and Trenton. The Earth Day Roadside Cleanup event is volunteer based, everyone is welcome to join in the effort. Atlantic Brewing Company and Maine Girls Pint Out have both committed to helping […]