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Orono Madness-Friday August 11—EDITABLE
August 11, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Buy the Bus
First up, one of the area’s newest breweries, Marsh Island Brewing is the brainchild of Ricky England & Clay Randall. Opened in September of 2015 they are Maine’s newest microbrewery. The operations director Rick, is also responsible for the amazing beer selection at Swett’s Hogan Road Deli at 451 Hogan Road in Bangor. They’ve been setting the bottle scene for years and now they brew their own. Ricky and Clay will be around to sample you and answer questions.
Next we visit, Orono Brewing Company, one of the area’s newest and best. OBC is a custom built draught room in the bottom floor of a historic 1848 brick building. Exposed old brick and wooden beams, tables and benches made from giant reconditioned planks, and a bar hand-built from copper give a special ambiance to the tap room. See head brewer Asa Marsh-Sachs through the looking glass windows. Bring some vinyl, and they’ll put it on the old record player. Enjoy OBC’s delicious creations inside or outside on the sun-soaked deck. Homemade mac & cheese, soft pretzels and some killer flatbreads are available to cure the munchies. We include the samples and you’re invited to purchase growlers and merchandise to go.
Just across the way, Black Bear brewery is nestled into the heart of Orono. Located in the historic “Tough End” BBB is one of the oldest area breweries. Established in 2004 as a one man operation by owner Tim Gallon, this brewery has grown to over 1200 bbl production with a great tap room known to locals as “Orono’s living room”. Great beers are expertly crafted by Head Brewer Matt York and Assistant Brewer Walter Beckwith. Local partner Bear Brew Pub, delivers world class, wood fired, brick oven pizzas. Have a giant slice with one of the many great beers in the Black Bear line up.
At the end of this local tour, we will drop you off at the back deck of Nocturnem Draft Haus, where you are invited to come in and share outstanding burgers and beer with your new found friends. Cheers!
COST $45pp-includes tours and samples at the breweries
56 Main Street, Bangor
2 Main Street, Orono
19 Mill St Suite 4, Orono
61 Margin St, Orono
56 Main Street, Bangor