• Winter Blues? Nah – Winter Brews!

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    When it comes to winter, we embrace it with open arms and our annual beer festival. So, grab your hats and mittens because it’s time to get outside and have a beer with us at the fourth Annual Bar Harbor Winter Beer Fest on January 19, 2019 (snow date is the 20th).
     
    Each year, along with Atlantic Brewing Company, we celebrate Maine’s regional beer scene. The festival features craft brews, as well as local food, live entertainment, and original games. 

    There will be no shortage of action at the beer fest; along with all the tastings, there will be plenty of games. Carrying over from last year’s event, there will be a donut-on-a-string contest (see photo below) where Bar Harbor Winter Beer Fest Donut Eating Competitionfestival-goers will see who can eat the most donuts from a string without using their hands. Other games will include a keg-stacking competition, corn hole, life-size connect four and a ring-on-a-string activity. 

    Participating breweries include Atlantic Brewing Company, Airline Brewing Company, Bangor Beer Co., Bigelow Brewing Company, Blank Canvas Brewery, Cushnoc Brewing Company, Fogtown Brewing Company, Geaghan Brothers Brewing, Lake St. George Brewing Company and Lubec Brewing Company.

    Many thanks to our host, Atlantic Brewing Company, lodging sponsors Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, and music & photobooth sponsor Machias Savings Bank.

    Nearly all beer enthusiasts have been to a brew festival in the summer or fall, but not many can say that they have experienced a beer fest where the brews are chilled outside. Tickets are only available online and will not be available at the door. Please remember to purchase in advance! Tickets are on sale now for $30 for unlimited beer sampling or $10 for designated driver attendees. 

    Photos courtesy of Heather Anderson and Atlantic Brewing Company.