Tag Archives: Orono

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 […]

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 […]