Tag Archives: Orono

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

So many beer events, So little time!

I hope you’re thirsty; there are a lot of beer events going on from Orono to Portland. Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Winnah 2013 Release Party:  Head over to Nocturnem Draft Haus in Bangor to help Dave Rocker celebrate the release of his Maine Homebrew Competition Winning beer. Dave got to brew his winning chocolate milk […]

Coaster Critique: Black Bear Microbrew Bike Maine Brown Ale

Name: Bike Maine Brown Brewed By: Black Bear Microbrew ABV: 5.2% Style: American Brown Purchased: Black Bear Microbrewery Taproom     Bike Maine Brown poured a mahogany color, deep brown with red highlights when held to the light, no head, this was a full pint. Nice malty aroma, dark roasted grains, hints of chocolate. The […]