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America On Tap Beer Festival in Bangor this Saturday

One of the first beer festivals of the year is scheduled this Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Join us for either session of Bangor On Tap. 

The beginning of the year is traditionally not a busy time for beer festivals in Maine. The potentially dicey weather and cold temperatures has meant that craft beer loving Mainers stay pretty close to home in January.

But last year, Townsquare Media brought to Maine a beer festival called America On Tap. The company, which owns a number of Maine media outlets including popular radio stations, was able to promote the event to an interested and younger demographic than your typical beer festival.

Premiering in Portland during a snowstorm with a capacity crowd, the event helped bridge the gap for people looking to enjoy some new craft beers even during the dark and cold months.

The Bangor event last year was held on the floor of the Cross Insurance Center, and The Maine Brew Bus was there to talk to many future guests.

Our display booth at the 2015 Bangor on Tap. 

Our display booth at the 2015 Bangor on Tap.

The Bangor on Tap festival is returning to the Cross Insurance Center again this Saturday. And we will be there once again to promote our tours to the Central Maine drinking public.

With two sessions running from 12-3p and 6-9p along with a 5-6p VIP session, Maine beer lovers will have a good opportunity to try beer from close by and also away.

15 different Maine producers are featured, along with numerous other companies from New England and the rest of the country. Ciders, meads, and kombuchas will be featured, perfect for people who are looking to avoid gluten.

Maybe we will see this Maine Brew Bus Super Fan again in Bangor. Here's hoping!

Maybe we will see this Maine Brew Bus Super Fan again in Bangor. Here’s hoping!

Check out the full list of participating producers and their products, and also purchase your tickets at the Bangor On Tap website.

Don Littlefield is the Assistant Principal of The Maine Brew Bus. He enjoyed Sebago Brewing Company Whistlepunk DIPA while writing this post. Twitter: @BeerinME