Annual Central Maine Brew Fest introduces fashionable beverages

Posted March 22, 2012, at 3:31 p.m.

A new selection of beverages, food, and music will be featured at the fourth annual Central Maine Brew Fest in Augusta.

Two Maine hard cider producers will be new additions to the festival. Downeast Cider House of Waterville and Fatty Bampkins, a product of Blacksmith Winery in South Casco, will offer samples at the event. In addition, 12 Maine brewers will feature their latest micro-brew flavors.

The festival will be held 2-6 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Augusta Armory. Tickets are available online at and at Jokas’ and Mainely Brews in Waterville, The Liberal Cup in Hallowell, Fat Toad’s Pub in Farmingdale, and Lisa’s Restaurant in Augusta.

The Blues Prophets will appear at the annual festival for the first time and returning this year will be Pat Pepin and her Blue Ribbon Band.

Also new this year will be Central Street Farmhouse of Bangor offering information, advice, and equipment on home brewing.

A new addition to the food selection will be pizza baked in a portable oven outside the Armory by the Uproot Pie Company, which is based in Union. Returning will be sandwiches from White Flour Catering of Hallowell and grilled hot dogs, hamburgers and bratwurst by Lisa’s Restaurant.

A limited number of tickets at $25 will be available in advance and any remaining will be sold at the door for $30. For information, visit