Tag Archives: Maine

14 Breweries lined up for inaugural brewfest in Old Town

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I’ll be honest, when I heard the Old Town Elks Club was hosting a brewfest I was a bit skeptical, it seems everyone is attempting a brewfest these days, but I paid the Elks a visit recently to find out what they are planning and this festival seems to have potential. The Brewfest is happening […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A tour of the Maine Malt House

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On Sunday morning after the Aroostook County Brewfest I checked out of my hotel and headed up to Buck Farms in Mapleton, Maine to tour the Maine Malt House. They were hosting a “kegs and eggs” breakfast at the farm and it was a good opportunity to check out their operation and see grain being […]

Aroostook County Brewfest is one to mark on next years calendar

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Lately it seems like all the beer fests I’ve attended have been big, 50+ brewers and hundreds of beers, but I have a soft spot for a small fest, I marked the Aroostook County Brewfest on my calendar the day they announced it as the one small festival I would hit this year. The Aroostook […]

Mason’s Brewing Company breaks ground on Brewer Waterfront

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After many months, weeks and hours of development and design, Mason’s Brewing Company is breaking ground on the waterfront in Brewer, Maine. I sat down with the owner to find out a little bit about Mason’s Brewing Company and about him and his vision for this project.   Christopher Morley, owner of Mason’s Brewing Company […]

Professional and Amateur brewers battle it out in Bangor

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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 […]

Eat, Drink and be Scary at the Allagash Spooktacular

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Allagash Brewing Company is hosting an event double header on Saturday, October 24th that sounds so fun it’s scary. Haunted House and Ghoulschip release If you want these limited release beers you’ll have to be brave and trek through the Allagash Haunted Barrel room, survivors will have a chance to sample and purchase the rare […]

Geaghan Brothers Brewing debuts new tasting room

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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 […]