BANGOR – The Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the 3rd annual Bangor’s Beer Festival, Tap Into Summer will take place on Saturday, June 20 on the Bangor Waterfront. This year, Bangor’s Beer Festival will debut a companion festival, Wine on the Waterfront, which will take place the night before the beer fest.

Wine on the Waterfront will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, June 19 on the Bangor Waterfront. Like the tradition of its beer counterpart, Wine on the Waterfront will feature all Maine vintners with more than a dozen scheduled to participate. Maine food artisans will also be on hand with samples of breads, cheeses, and meats. Bangor’s own Stesha Cano will be performing for the event, and the vintners will be present to discuss their creations throughout the evening.

Bangor’s Beer Fest: Tap Into Summer returns for a third year with two sessions running from 11:30 – 5 on Saturday, June 20 on the Bangor Waterfront. Nearly two dozen Maine breweries will have their brews available for sampling, with The Crown Vics providing live music. A VIP session will take place from 11:30 – 1, and the general session will run from 1-5 p.m. 

Tickets for both events are available now for purchase online through the GBCVB’s website, www.visitbangormaine.com, or through www.waterfrontconcerts.com. Tickets can also be purchased in person at Mark’s Music, or on the day of the event. VIP tickets to the beer festival are ONLY available for pre-sale.

Tickets for Wine on the Waterfront are $30 in advance or $45 on the day of the event.

Tickets for Bangor’s Beer Fest: Tap Into Summer are $25 in advance for the general session, or $40 at the gate on the day of the event. VIP session tickets are $50 and are only available in advance.

Both events will operate similar to other tasting festivals, where each attendee will receive a wristband and samples punch card. There will be no admittance to anyone under 21 and special packages are available for designated drivers.

For more details and updates, visit www.visitbangormaine.com/TapIntoSummer and www.visitbangormaine.com/WineOnTheWaterfront.

List of participating wineries as of May 19:

* Catherine Hill Winery

* Cellardoor Winery

* Bartlett Maine Estate Winery

* Boothbys Orchard and Farm

* Breakwater Vineyards

* Downeast Cider House

* Fat Friar’s Meadery

* Fiddlers Reach Honey Wine

* Rickers Hard Cider

* Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery

* Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery

* Tree Spirits

* Two Hogs Winery

* Winterport Winery

* Younity Winery

List of participating breweries as of May 19:

* Andrews Brewing Company

* Allagash Brewing Company

* Atlantic Brewing

* Belfast Bay Brewing Company

* Bigelow Brewing Company

* Black Bear Brewery

* Friars Brewhouse

* Funky Bow Brewery & Beer Company

* Geaghan Bros. Brewing

* Geary’s

* Gneiss

* Gritty’s

* Oak Pond Brewing

* Orono Brewing

* Penobscot Bay Brewery

* Maniac Cider

* Sea Dog Brewing

* Sheepscot Valley Brewing Company

* SoMe Brewing Company

* Square Tail Brewing Company

* Tumbledown Brewing