Category Archives: Events

Maine Homebrew Competition winner to be announced Friday

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The Maine Homebrewers Competition judging has come to an end, 41 beers were entered into this year competition, the first round of judging narrowed the field to 10 finalists. This years finalists: Jerry Robichaud – Hilda’s Wheat Beer Jerry Robichaud – Bangor Dunkel Marlon Arce – Cucumber Pils Dave Rocker – “Session IPA” Jason Fitzgerald […]

Cold beer and hairy competition in Portland this weekend

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If you’ve ever attended a brewfest you’ll understand what I mean when I say it often feels like you’re attending a beard competition. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, the beer community and the beard community are pretty tight knit, which is why the Bearded Brewfest makes perfect sense. Saturday, March 19, […]

New England Brewfests – 2016

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My fourth annual New England Brewfest list, this has been a fun project year over year, the list seems to grow every year, this year a handful of events have dropped off and new one have taken their place. Like in years past this is work in progress, some events have not announced dates or […]

Three new beer releases to ring in the New Year

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Last year at this time I visited Orono Brewing Company, they were still putting the finishing touches on their tasting room, the bar top hadn’t even arrived but they were excited to open their doors on New Year’s Eve, it’s hard to believe it’s been 1 year already. This Thursday, December 31, 2015 when Orono […]

The Maine Homebrewers Competition returns in 2016

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After a two year hiatus, Central Street Farmhouse has announced the return of the Maine Homebrewers Competition. Central Street Farmhouse will begin accepting submissions on February 22, 2016, you can find info and submission forms on their website, the deadline for submissions is March 4, 2016 at which time judging will begin. On March 10, 2016 […]

Barreled Souls Brewing to headline a pair of events in the Greater Bangor area

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Since opening three years ago, The Family Dog in Orono has filled their 6 draft lines with Maine craft beer, during the Greater Bangor Beer Week they changed their lineup from Greater Bangor breweries to breweries from around the state and on Wednesday, December 9th they will be hosting their first Tap Takeover.   The […]

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra celebrates 120 years with a beer

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The Bangor Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1896 and is one of the oldest continually operating orchestras in the United States. The BSO’s 120th birthday is fast approaching and to celebrate they have teamed up with Geaghan Brothers Brewing to brew up a special release beer. Maestro’s Märzen will be released on Saturday, November 21st […]