Explosion Of Maine Beer Festivals Allows Plain Drunks To Pretend They’re Guy Fieri

Maine beer festivals

Maine beer festivalsThere are eight beer festivals scheduled to take place in Maine this year, including two in Bangor and four in Portland. For beer fans and tourism officials that’s worth a cheer. A few years ago there were only three. Starting this weekend through early November, these festivals, in which ale is sampled and the characteristics of hops and barley contemplated, pump up the state’s burgeoning brewing industry, which now has 35 craft breweries, and attracts hundreds of beer tourists with money to spare. As craft beer explodes across the country and Maine’s brewers continue to make a name for themselves among beer enthusiasts, cities such as Bangor are starting to capitalize on the wave. Zeth Lundy, co-owner of Central Street Farmhouse in Bangor and an organizer of the Bangor Brew Fest in early August, is leading the charge in Queen City. Lundy and his wife opened Central Street Farmhouse, which sells home-brewing equipment, in 2010. Around the same time Geaghan Brothers Brewing and Nocturnem Draft Haus opened. “Before those things happened, you had to go to Portland for a good beer bar or homebrew store,” Lundy said. (read more at Lewiston Sun Journal)

2 Comments on "Explosion Of Maine Beer Festivals Allows Plain Drunks To Pretend They’re Guy Fieri"

  1. John Kidle | June 22, 2013 at 9:58 PM |

    All these exploding beer festivals may be the cause of your earchquakes out there in main.

  2. Aubuchon Connery | June 23, 2013 at 6:38 AM |

    Hi John- Thanks for reading, and for shoveling your sidewalk.

    The earchquakes are pretty bad, but it’s the turning of the Earth on Sunday morning after a hard night out on Saturday that gets me.

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