Thursday, 24 January 2019 11:55

Beer, science to intersect in March

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BANGOR - A local brewer is mixing beer and honey in the name of science.

2 Feet Brewing Company on Columbia Street in Bangor is partnering with Peter Cowin, known locally as the Bee Whisperer, to make a Braggot. The honey pale ale is part of the 5th annual Maine Science Festival's Tap Take Over.


Up to 14 locally made craft beers will be featured on March 7, one week ahead of the festival.


"The making of the beer isn't really different. It's much lighter and I put a little extra things in to draw more flavor out of the wort so that the honey wouldn't lighten it up too much and you still know that it is beer as well as a mead," said Cory Ricker, head brewer and owner of 2 Feet Brewing.


On Wednesday, Cowin delivered 60 pounds of honey to the brewery. He will give a presentation about the importance of bees and beekeeping just before the Maine science festival trivia night.


"Just to make one pint of beer, the bees will have visited 200,000 flowers. Just to do that they've probably flown about 6,000 miles per pint of beer," Cowin said.


The Tap Takeover is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at Nocturnem Draft Haus at 56 Main St. in Bangor.

Alex Bobbyn

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