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The Bangor Symphony Orchestra celebrates 120 years with a beer


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 […]

Professional and Amateur brewers battle it out in Bangor

Mash Tun and paddle

The Central Street Farmhouse is hosting Homebrewtoberfest: The Pro-Am Edition on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from Noon-3pm in their pocket park. Homebrewtoberfest is a Pro-Am homebrew event but not a judged competition, so maybe “Battle it out” was a little dramatic but there are still bragging rights on the line. It’s about bringing together professional […]

Geaghan Brothers Brewing debuts new tasting room


Geaghan Brothers Brewing has added a tasting room to their Abbot Street brewery in Brewer, Maine. The brewery has an open bay that is used for staging outbound loads and receiving inbound freight that will double as a tasting room at the tail end of each week. The back of the bay leads to the […]

5 must attend events during Greater Bangor Beer Week


The Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau has released the schedule for the Greater Bangor Beer Week on their website, go take a peek for a full list of events. They are boasting 15 breweries, 11 businesses and 28 official events over the course of seven days, from October 18th to October 24th.   I […]

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 […]

Two Ballast Point events and One spicy review


Ballast Point Brewing is throwing down a mean block party tomorrow night at Blaze Bangor and Nocturnem Draft Haus then bringing the party to Blaze in Bar Harbor on Friday. The Bangor event is boasting 15 different Ballast Point offerings, 12 of those new to Maine. I had a Habanero Sculpin in the fridge so […]

Marsh Island Brewing set to launch in Orono


You know you’re driving through a mill town in Maine just by rolling down the window, I have a feeling that when you drive through Orono, Maine you’ll know you’re in a beer town by the smell of mashed grains and hops in the breeze. Orono is home to Black Bear Microbrew, Orono Brewing Company […]

A tour of Brewers first production brewery

row of fermenters

I finally got a chance to tour the new Geaghan Brothers Brewing facility in Brewer, Maine. I toured their Bangor location back in March of 2013, at the time they were struggling to keep up with demand on their 5 barrel system, the new brewhouse in Brewer is a 20 barrel system with 40 barrel […]

The Growler Bus rolls into Central Maine

Photo Courtesy of Gene Beck

As craft beer popularity continues to grow so does the the beer tourism industry. Maine is currently home to over 60 breweries, in recent years has drawn high profile brewfests to the state like The Festival and Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America, there are windjammers sailing the coast of Maine with craft beer cruises […]