Tag Archives: Orono

Three new beer releases to ring in the New Year

Ghost White Stout - Photo courtesy of Orono Brewing Company

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 […]

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


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 […]

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 […]

That time I had an Existential Crisis and enjoyed it


To be clear, I haven’t been pondering my self worth, my direction or what the meaning of life is but I have been sipping beers at Orono Brewing Company again, and their existential crisis is much easier to deal with. Name: Existential Crisis Brewed By: Orono Brewing Co. Style: Hibiscus Saison ABV: 5.1% Pours a bright copper […]

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 […]

Coastal brewery crawl just one option for a Maine daytrip

Owls Head Lighthouse

My wife and I took the kids on a coastal car car ride last weekend, it’s an opportune time as businesses are opening back up for the season and tourist season isn’t in full swing yet. We made a morning run to Owls Head for the lighthouse and transportation museum and then headed back up […]

Orono Brewing Company set to open


When I visited the Orono Brewing Company back in July it was still in the early build out phase, a shell and a vision. When I visited on Saturday I found the vision has become a reality, Orono Brewing Company is nearly complete. Stepping into tasting room I was met by the smell of fresh varnish and […]

Coaster Critique: Black Bear Long Pumpkin Stout


Name: Long Pumpkin Stout    Brewed By: Black Bear Brewery Style: Pumpkin Stout ABV: 7%   Long Pumpkin Stout is deep black in color, no light breaks through, carbonation appears to be light, head is thin and khaki colored. Picking up some chocolate, maybe caramel notes in the nose, cinnamon and nutmeg are noticeable but not […]

Building a brewery: Orono Brewing Company


If you haven’t caught it on the news in the past couple days, there’s a new brewery coming to Orono, Maine, the Orono Brewing Company is currently in the building phase in the basement space below Verve Burritos. I took the opportunity to stop in and check out the progress and chat with Co-owners of […]

Black Bear Brewing in Orono restructures brew team


Last September things started changing at the Black Bear Brewery in Orono, Maine. The taproom expansion allowed for a larger bar, more tables, a small stage and space for darts and foosball. The transition made Black Bear’s taproom feel less like the place you ran in to fill your growler and get a sample of […]