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The Three Pint Stance - 06/01/2016

June 1, 2016
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Blank Canvas changing locations

Blank Canvas Brewery in Brewer just served its last beers at 71 Center Street; they will be closing down for a little over a month to relocate to 46 Betton Street, also in Brewer.

The move comes with a few headaches for Owner/Head Brewer Stephen Genthner, but the new space also offers new opportunities. According to Genthner, they hope to be reopened in the new space by the end of June or the beginning of July. They will be making a grand-re-opening announcement on their Facebook page very soon, so keep an eye out!

June Brewfests in Maine

With summer right around the corner, brew festival season is about to be in full swing here in Maine. Here is what is on the schedule for June:

Tap Into Summer - June 18th - Bangor, ME

This is Bangor's premiere brew festival and is certainly one that you will not want to miss. Tap Into Summer will host 20 Maine craft breweries at this year's festival. A couple of new attendees include: Fore River Brewing from South Portland and Mason's Brewing Company from Brewer.

VIP tickets: $50 (Designated Driver: $20), General Session: $35 (Designated Driver: $10).

Great Falls Brewfest - June 25th - Lewiston, ME

The Great Falls Brewfest will feature 40 Breweries from Maine and away at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Downtown Lewiston. In addition to all of the excellent beer being poured, you can also enjoy a cornhole tournament, a live graffiti installation and a disc golf competition.

VIP Tickets: $60 (not available day of), General Session: $40 ($45 day of), Designated Driver: $15.

Craft Brew Races - June 25th - Portland, ME

If you prefer your brewfest with a bit of exercise involved, than Craft Brew Races is for you! This event begins as a 5k race around Portland's Back Cove and culminates in a brew festival in Payson Park. No participation in the race is necessary, but for those feeling intrepid, the race is available for both individual runners or for those who want to form a team (see The brew fest will feature over 40 breweries from Maine and away.

5k+Brewfest: $55 ($65 day of), Brewfest Only: $45 ($55 day of), Designated Driver: $15 ($25 day of).

America On Tap - June 25th - Eliot, ME

America On Tap, an out-of-state company that puts on brewfests, will be holding a festival at Raitt Farms in Eliot, ME. This festival will feature around 50 breweries, mostly from outside of Maine.

VIP tickets: $45 ($55 day of), General Session: $35 ($45 day of)

What's in my glass?

Brewery: Sebago Brewing Company

Beer: Whistle Punk DIPA

ABV: 8.2%

IBU: 92

Sebago's entry into the ever-expanding double IPA in a 16 oz. can category, Whistle Punk is a fantastic representation of the style and has a very attractive price point to boot. Whistle Punk pours a fantastic orange color with a fluffy white head on top. The nose is loaded with tropical hop aromas and the flavor is dominated by juicy grapefruit flavors. At 8.2%, this beer is dangerously refreshing. Make sure to get the burgers on and off the grill before you dig into your second can of this stuff!

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