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Penobscot Passport -Saturday July 16–EDITABLE
July 16, 2016 @ 11:15 am - 4:15 pm
Buy the Bus
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.
Next we arrive at Mason’s Brewing Company. A small specialty Craft Brewery located on the Historical Penobscot River in the City of Brewer. A “Destination” providing patrons with a craft beer experience like no other in the state. Mason’s Brewing Company is housed in a 6400 sq ft historic grain mill replica offering a number of rotating taps as well as an elevated dining experience including items from its West Coast gastropub inspired menu.
Mason’s Brewing Company’s handcrafted beers are brewed in small 20 barrel batches under the close personal attention of the owner Chris Morley and Brewers Forrest Brown and Scott Magnun. Applying traditional brewing methods combined with the latest brewing equipment and technologies will ensure consistently excellent taste, whether packaged in kegs or served of the brite tanks directly. The tour includes samples and of course there will be growlers and merchandise to purchase and take home with you.
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
279 Main St, Winterport
15 Hardy Street, Brewer
34 Abbot St. , Brewer
56 Main Street, Bangor