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.
Flooding continues to be a problem for several areas of the state today. In Dexter, a roadway has been shut and some residents were encouraged to evacuate after a bridge collapsed. There's also word that another nearby roadway has been washed out and a culvert has been unearthed. Authorities are also keeping a close eye on the local historical society building which is dangerously close to a swollen stream and officials are worried it could collapse.
People in northern Maine are keeping a close eye on swollen rivers and streams which are still packed with ice in that area. The concern is that they could create ice jams and cause more flooding. In fact, a bridge in Fort Fairfield is closed because the ice is crashing into the bridge as it flows by. We're also hearing concerns from local residents who live on ponds and lakes. The water level has risen so high in some areas that their camps and surrounded by water. People are encouraged not to walk or drive through any water covered areas.
The former head of the Maine State Police has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted a young family member. 73 year old Andrew Demers entered the plea today in Portland Superior Court.
Demers was arrested last month and charged with gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact with a person under 12 years old. Authorities say he admitted to the crime when he was arrested. Demers, now of New Gloucester, was once the chief of the Maine State Police and served 26 years with the agency. He was also the most decorated officer with the State Police before his retirement. He'll be back in court in June.