Open Mic Night Starts TonightNew Hours Starting Next WeekMeg Webster Photography SeriesEric Green on Friday Dec 5thKate Kirby Presents “Quinoa Soup”New Winter Seasonal, Dead Sled AleLong Pumpkin Stout Release!Ira Kramer Acoustic Fusion Friday October 8thLong Pumpkin Stout Coming Soon!Black Bear Long Pumpkin Stout

Open Mic Night Starts Tonight

Tonight, Tuesday, January 20th @ 7pm We will be hosting our first open mic night at Black Bear Brewery! Come down and take the stage. We'll have a PA set up with great sound and microphones. This will be an every other Tuesday event so practice up and play out for the Black Bear crowd with some great craft beer. Cheers!

New Hours Starting Next Week

The beginning of a new year brings around the start of our new Taproom hours. Were going to be opening earlier and closing later and now were even open on Mondays! Also, we now how a tap open for Stella Cidre and Ram Island Iced Tea Mead. Heres to a new year!

Meg Webster Photography Series

Central Gallery is proud to kick-off 2015 with the photographic works of Meg Webster. Exhibits open on the 1st Saturday of each month, bringing art in all forms from emerging artists, local & away, to downtown Bangor. 

$5 Suggested Donation | Libations provided by Black Bear Microbrew for 21+ art supporters (must have valid ID).

A few words from the artist:
When I happened upon this building in metamorphosis, I was immediately entranced. There was a permanence and gravity to these structural fragments, having endured so much time, yet I was equally struck by the ephemeral nature of the space. I stood in the expansive darkness, 
sheltered within its century old walls. I watched fractured light spill from the windows and illuminate broken floorboards, rubble, and relic. With my camera, I wanted to capture these luminous ephemeral traces. I hope you enjoy the show. Thank you.

Central Gallery is a nonprofit multi-use, contemporary arts venue & incubator, and program of Launchpad. As an organization, we stand strongly behind our belief that our galleries & spaces should be uncensored, all ages and rotate frequently to provide emerging artists with the opportunity to find as many new audiences for their work as possible. #HelpUsHelpArt

Eric Green on Friday Dec 5th

Come one come all to the taproom on Friday Dec. 5th to get those sweet steel guitar tunes from one of our favorites, Eric Green.

Kate Kirby Presents “Quinoa Soup”

This Saturday, November 15th at 7pm stop in to view our own Kate Kirby's documentary, Quinoa Soup. A colorful and controversial story, Quinoa Soup provides a rare look into the daily lives of Cecilia and Leocadio, a quinoa-farming couple of the indigenous Quechua and Aymara nations. She will also be showing an 11-minute sneak peek of Elephant Keeper, and a 10 minute behind the scenes video of the making of Quinoa Soup. The whole program will be about an hour unless people have a lot of questions after the presentation and donations are suggested.

Long Pumpkin Stout Coming Soon!


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Long Pumpkin Stout is coming soon!  This is a collaboration with both Peacemeal Farms and the Bear Brew Pub.  We love to get a chance to work with our local community! The Bear Brew Pub (Orono) Cooked 15 Organic Long Pumpkins from Peacemeal Farms in their wood fired brick oven. They were then used in the mash of the Pumpkin stout by Head Brewer Matt York (back ground) and assistent brewer Walter Beckwith (front). In the Brewing process, a reserved addition of fresh pumpkin pie spices, with the smokey, flavorful, wood roasted long pie pumpkins and caramelized brown sugar in a great 7%, roasty stout recipe will be a great combo of flavors. Look for it's release in a few weeks at the Brewery!  

Black Bear Long Pumpkin Stout


Here's Mark from Peacemeal Farms delivering two bushes of long pumpkins.  We had to wait for the pumpkins to ripen and produce the most sugar possible so we can roast and scoop organic long pumpkins into the mash of our Long Pumpkin Stout.  We're looking forward to serving this beer through Halloween and Thanksgiving as it's the perfect beer for late fall meals.