- This event has passed.
Penobscot Passport-Sat April 23-editable
April 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Buy the Bus
First up on our adventure is Bangor’s longest operating brewery, Sea Dog Brewing Company. Operating in a converted shoe factory on Bangor’s Historic Waterfront, Sea Dog has been brewing ales since 2002. Brewing on a custom built Peter Austin designed brewing system, Sea Dog is able to replicate traditional British-Style Ales employing traditional malts, hops and a unique yeast strain. The Ringwood yeast strain is the key to Sea Dog’s use of open fermentation; an old-school method of fermentation only used in a few breweries at this time. A tour of the brewery and samples in the tap room are included. Growlers and merchandise are available for purchase.
Down Rte 1 a few miles is Penobscot Bay Brewing and Winterport Winery. Owned by Michael and Joan Anderson, it opened its doors in the fall of 2001 but it really had its beginning in the Christmas gift of a home winemaking kit some 30 years earlier. What was a hobby then has now become a full time work and a family involved business – what used be stored in the family basement now occupies the 3200 sq. ft. winery and 1100 sq. ft. tasting room. A tasting room where you’ll be able to sample their brewery offerings as well as their delightful fruit wines and cider. Their tap room/gift shop is filled with their own delicious creations as well as other Maine-Made products.
Last, but certainly not least on our trip, will be the shiny new stainless tanks at Geaghan Brothers Brewing Co’s new 20 barrel facility in Brewer. Geaghans has been setting the standard in our area for several years now in their Restaurant and Pub in Bangor, but this newly opened facility will allow their beer to reach beyond the Pub walls. Although brewing very clean, crisp and approachable beers is their mantra, they also know how to ramp it up in the specialty department. They have invited us in for a private tasting and tour of their beautiful facility with one of the brewery staff. We’ll even have time for a round or two of cornhole. The tour includes samples and of course there will be growlers and merchandise to purchase and take home with you.
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!
56 Main Street, Bangor
26 Front St, Bangor
279 Main St, Winterport
34 Abbot St. , Brewer
56 Main Street, Bangor