Sorry for the slow down in posts over the last week; it’s been a crazy few days ’round here. But I did want to write quickly and remind all the locals that the second annual Maine Grains and Grapes Festival is coming right up.

The festival is slated for Saturday June 20th at the Androscoggin Bank Calisee in Lewiston. According to the festival hosts — the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce,

Pouring more than 50 different ales, beers, and wines, the 2009 Maine Grains and Grapes Festival is the quintessential celebration of Maine’s brewers and vintners. Ticket holders choose one of two sessions (3:00 pm or 7:30 pm) to sample up to 10 varieties of their choice while listening to outstanding local bands and winning great prizes.

Gritty McDuff’s has added another incentive. All people purchasing tickets for the afternoon session will receive a $5 off coupon which can be used at their Auburn, Freeport or Portland brew pubs.

Tickets are $25 a piece and are good for one of either session. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling the Colisee box office at (207) 783-2009.

The Grains & Grapes Festival did very well in its inaugural year in 2008 and although my biggest complaint — the overpowering size of the Colisee — hasn’t changed, hopefully they’ve worked out the rest of the year one kinks and will host another kick ass gathering of Maine beers!


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