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Rails, Tails & Ales: The Midcoast Craft Beer Festival

July 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Visitors will enjoy great craft beer from Maine breweries, an outdoor car show, plus a family-friendly setting (dogs & kids welcome!) including steam train rides.

Imagine a collection of historic Maine buildings surrounding a large, green lawn (the Village Green) filled with classic, vintage, antique, hot rods, muscle cars and much more. The Brewer’s tables, instead of being stuffed inside a tent, will be spread throughout Museum buildings surrounding the lawn like the livery stable and historic town hall.

There will be a people’s choice award for most creative Brewery display and additional merchandise like t-shirts, hats and glassware will be offered for sale by the breweries.

Live music by the Scotty & the Big Dogs from noon – 4pm.

Educational booths about Maine’s hops & malt producers including Maine Malt House.  Meet vendors selling beer related products and services including Maine Brew Bus and LiveME.  The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety will also be here with fun games to remind you to designate a driver.

Featured food vendors are Crust wood fired pizza, Fahrenheit 225 BBQ, Victory Lane Ice Cream, Pinky D’s Poutine Truck and BP’s Shuck Shack raw bar.

The Museum and Antique Auto Days will be open from 10:00 am – 5 pm. Tickets for a wristband to enjoy ten – 4 ounce beer tastings from Noon – 4 pm is just $30 in advance or $35 at the door (must be 21) and include Museum admission as well as a unique souvenir beer mug.  For those not participating in the tastings admission to the Museum including the car show and train rides can be purchased at the door for just $14 for adults, $7 for children.


2018 Participating Brewers (Watch for updates!)

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The Fine Print: You must be 21 or older to participate in the tastings. Each taster must purchase a ticket, sharing of passports is not permitted. You must show valid photo I.D in order to redeem your ticket for a tasting wristband. A driver’s license or passport are the only accept forms of ID. No Exceptions! Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of redemption with no refund offered. Admission to the Museum and Antique Auto Days on July 21, 2018 is included in the tasting ticket.

Special thanks to our sponsors who make this event possible:

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July 21, 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm