BREW FEST AT KAHBANG EXPANDS TO INCLUDE HOMEBREWING EXPO
To Feature Special Broadcast by the Brewing Network
April 15, 2014, BANGOR, ME – The Brew Fest at KAHBANG, part of the annual KAHBANG Festival in Bangor, Maine, is expanding in 2014 to feature a Homebrewers Expo in conjunction with its popular micro-brew tasting events. The Brew Fest consists of events on Friday, August 8th and Saturday, 9th on the Bangor Waterfront.
Event organizers are also excited to announce the attendance of the Brewing Network at this year’s Brew Fest – their first ever appearance in Maine. The BN will be recording a special episode of their show, The Session, live from the festival grounds, focused on the Maine brewing scene.
Often irreverent and always informative, the Brewing Network has been producing quality radio programming about craft beer and homebrewing for nearly 10 years. Their shows include Brew Strong, hosted by brewers/authors Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer, and The Sunday Session, the original LIVE beer radio program. The Brewing Network has its finger on the pulse of the world beer industry, and has hosted a virtual who’s who of industry newbies and veterans on its shows.
The Brew Fest at KAHBANG is comprised of multiple events, including but not limited to:
The KAHBANG Epic Gathering Party on Friday, August 8th – a BBQ and Beer Event that combines special selections from two highlighted micro-breweries and some of the best local BBQ.
The KAHBREWS Micro-Brew Tasting event on Saturday August 9th, which allows attendees to sample over 50 microbrews. Participating breweries will include Banded Horn, Pretty Things, Six Point, Lagunitas, Allagash, Black Bear, Urban Farm Fermentory, Sea Dog, Gneiss, Foundation, Geaghan's, and Grittys.
The Homebrewers Expo, presented by Central Street Farmhouse on Saturday 9th. A series of speakers, presenters, demos, and networking opportunities for brewing enthusiasts and homebrewers of all skill levels.
KAHBANG The 4-day KAHBANG Festival, hosted each August on the Bangor Waterfront has grown to become New England’s largest discovery festival. It is comprised of multiple events including the Music Festival, Film Festival, Art Festival, Brew Fest and Creative Conferences. KAHBANG features over 65 regional, national and international music performers, dozens of film screenings and various art installations across multiple venues & stages.
More information will be available at www.kahbang.com.
Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.
Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.
Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.