Saturday, September 21, 2013; 12 p.m.
Location: Bangor Wine and Cheese, 86 Hammond Street, Bangor, Maine
Contact: Christine Mihan; 207-942-3338
Come celebrate Maine’s newest brewery, Friars’ Brewhouse, at the release party to be held at Bangor Wine and Cheese Company at noon on Saturday, September 21st! Bangor’s venerable favorites, the Friars of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, who fourteen years ago secured their place in Central Maine lore by opening the wildly successful Friars’ Bakehouse, have now turned their sights to the age-old tradition of brewing quality ales. They chose to partner with Bangor Wine and Cheese, which will be the sole retail distributor of the initial 3-beer line-up.
Brother Donald, the keeper of the brewhouse, has chosen to begin with a Traditional Monastery Ale, a St. Francis Brown Ale, and of course, an original Whoopie Pie Porter, which draws inspiration from one of the Bakehouse’s best-sellers. Other seasonal brews are planned, beginning with a special Christmas ale that Brother Donald is particularly keen on.
“We brew the same way we bake…with prayer, patience, the highest quality ingredients and time tested methods. Our beers are all brewed in the monastery brewhouse, hand crafted in small batches, bottle conditioned and individually labeled. Our ales and porters will be difficult to obtain, but worth the effort. Each bottle is cellared in a brown Belgian style bottle and sealed with a natural cork and wire cage. The resulting product looks as appealing as it tastes. We brew the old fashioned way because we don’t know any better.”
“Of course I jumped at the chance to feature their beer.” said Eric Mihan, owner of Bangor Wine and Cheese, “The Friars have a long-standing tradition of excellence and customer loyalty at the Bakehouse; their dedication to this endeavor more than lives up to that.”