Hops in hand

Black Bear Brewery was established in 2007 making Orono and the University of Maine our home. We distribute kegs on draft, only in Maine and provide a comfortable local tap room where we make a variety of exclusive and experimental beers. Live music, great conversation and a friendly atmosphere make Black Bear Brewery a favorite for beer lovers. We use the highest quality ingredients and the greatest care, specializing in brewing the highest quality beer. Growlers and apparel are available and brick oven pizza by the slice. We serve Bavarian style soft pretzels with whole grain mustard and popcorn. Try our great distributed beers or visit us at the tap room. 

Please visit our news section for announcements and upcoming events. If you’re looking for details about one of our beers, we have detailed information available about our regular products.

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Left to Right: Matt York (Head Brewer), Jacob Gallon (drinking root beer), Margaret McCollough (tap room), Sara York (Owner), Hannah Batley (tap room), Rebecca Thompson (Assistant Brewer), Tim Gallon (Brewmaster / Owner)


Tim Gallon, Brewmaster/Owner