Category Archives: Homebrewing

My takeaways from judging the Maine Homebrewers Competition

Mash Tun and paddle

I was excited to help judge the Maine Homebrewers Competition this year, The Greater Bangor area has produced some solid professional brewers over the past couple of years – Joel and John of Foundation, Clay at Marsh Island, basically everybody working in the Geaghan Brothers Brewhouse to name a few – so judging this competition […]

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 […]

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 […]

A chat with the History on Tap winner about an uncommon beer

Jerry Robichaud adding ingredients to the Mash Tun.

Back in July the Central Street Farmhouse was collecting submissions for the History on Tap Homebrew Competition. This collaborative effort between the Bangor Historical Society and Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company asked homebrewers to brew a beer with traditional ingredients, methods or in historical styles. The winning entry would win a $100 Gift Card to Geaghan’s […]

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 […]

Kahbang announces Bangor brewfest special guest The Brewing Network

The Kahbang Brewfest has announced they will be welcoming special guest, The Brewing Network to the Bangor waterfront this summer. The Brewing Network is a popular internet radio station focused on homebrewing and craft beer. The Brewing Network was started in 2005 with “The Sunday Session Live” and now produces The Sunday Session, The Jamil […]

An Interview with Bangor Brewfest Keynote speaker John Palmer

This evening I had the opportunity to speak with John Palmer, author of the popular homebrewing book “How to Brew” on the telephone. John will be the keynote speaker at the Bangor Brewfest this Saturday, August 10th. John will be speaking about homebrewing and there will be a Q&A section led by myself and Zeth […]