This week we stumbled into Banded Horn Brewing Company in Biddeford, Maine for breakfast beers with brewer Bob Bartholomew. Banded Horn is located in the 150-year-old Peppermill Mills and they used many found objects and lumber in the abandoned basements to build their tasting room and achieve a repurposed industrial vibe.
Our first beer was Luminaire, a hoppy lager, but don’t call it an I.P.L. (India Pale Lager) around here, it’s frowned upon. It was the only beer they canned, however Daikaiju is now available in cans as well. We switched to the Jolly Woodsman coffee stout for our second pint, a seasonal beer just about gone until next Fall.
Bob wasn’t always a brewer, he started out as a biologist studying black bears first in Connecticut and later in Yosemite National Park. It was when he moved to Maine and talked his way onto the Maine Beer Bus tours that he jumped feet first into the beer industry becoming a Kellerman (assistant brewer) and now brewer and beer instructor. The class he will be teaching on February 1st is through the Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult Education program and will be an indepth take on the process of making beer from grains and hops to packaging. Whether you just had your first beer today, or been homebrewering for decades, there will be something for everyone to get out of this class.
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