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Maine Beers are popular at Black Bear Brewery tap room


The Bangor Daily News

ORONO — In the five months since Black Bear Brewery introduced its expanded taproom at 19 Mill St., No. 4A, beer lovers have discovered that Voodoo Porter, Gearhead Ale, Tough End IPA, and Tree Hugger are great names for great beers.

Owner and brewmaster Tim Gallon is pleased with... Read More

Black Bear Brewing in Orono, restructures brew team


If My Coaster Could Talk

Last September things started changing at the Black Bear Brewery in Orono, Maine. The taproom expansion allowed for a larger bar, more tables, a small stage and space for darts and foosball. The transition made Black Bear’s taproom feel less like the place you ran in to fill your growler and get a sample of... Read More


Black Bear opens Taproom right down the road


The Maine Campus

Tim Gallon, owner and brewer of the Black Bear Microbrew in downtown Orono, officially opened the Taproom for business Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. It’s an enticing place for new and seasoned beer drinkers alike, with year-round and seasonal options available.

The Taproom allows... Read More

Craft Beer by the Gallon


The Examiner

When I arrived at Black Bear Brewery in Orono, Maine, Tim Gallon - founder, brewer, and owner of the business - was just finishing a thorough cleaning of his fermentation tanks. A fresh batch of brew had just gone into the refrigeration room for the final step of carbonation and just the right chill... Read More

Black Bear Microbrewery Tour


If My Coaster Could Talk

When Tim Gallon, head brewer and Owner of the Black Bear Microbrewery in Orono, Maine opened his brew house doors to me I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for a private tour.  Stepping into the brew house I was surprised to see how small the operation actually is. Black Bear... Read More

 Black Bear – Hop Harvest IPA

Tim Gallon with new fermenter

If My Coaster Could Talk

The Black Bear Microbrewery is an independently owned and operated family brewery, located in Downtown Orono, Maine. The brewery sells growlers and kegs out of their newly opened Taproom and can be found in bars and restaurants across Maine... Read More

Black Bear Microbrew makes beer for northern Maine

Fresh hop Bag

The Bangor Daily News

Tim Gallon puts the beer he makes at his Black Bear Microbrewery in Orono right within the spectrum of American craft brewing — which is, as he puts it, “pretty much everything.”

After all, the beauty of contemporary American beer is that, basically... Read More

Maine fall beers to get hopped up about


The Bangor Daily News

As crisp autumn weather settles across the state, beer drinkers turn away from the wheat ales and fruity brews of summer to the more robust flavors of fall. Anyone who’s had a beer in Maine knows that there are a number of great microbreweries all over the state, and most of them brew up some sort of... Read More 


Orono's Living Room is a short, 10 minute documentary about the Black Bear Brewery and Taproom focusing on the origins of the brewery and it's relationship to the town of Orono. Created and Edited by AJ Olsen, songs by Olde Time Machine: D Meldy; Eric Green Party: Fun, Figure It Out, Steel Wall.


Chris Bagley, a student at the University of Maine created the video below. The video tells the story in pictures and spoken word the story of how we got started, and the way we brew.

Watch the video on YouTube