Beer Garden at the BDN Garden Show


This weekend, April 5, 6 and 7th is the BDN Garden Show & Spring Fling, I won’t try to make myself out to be a gardener, to be quite honest I don’t think I’ve successfully kept a plant alive so obviously the landscaping isn’t what’s drawing me in, it’s the entertainment. This year there will be a Beer and BBQ Garden, which is the only kind of garden I’m qualified to spend any time in. There is a decent list of breweries that will be on hand pouring their products and Mainely Meats Barbeque out of Bar Harbor will be on hand as well.

If Beer and Barbeque aren’t enough there will be Golf and live music as well. The pro’s from Bangor Municipal golf course will be on hand to give you some pre-season tips on the putting green and at the golf simulator where there will be a Closest-to-the-pin contest running each day as well as a Hole in One contest where you could win $10,000. On Friday evening Tricky Britches a Country/bluegrass band will be playing and on Saturday evening the Mallett Brothers Band will be playing.

Beer, BBQ, Golf, Music….sounds like a good way to spend the weekend.

See you there!


Beer Vendor List

Winterport Winery – Penobscot Brewery

3 beers and 2 wines
Maine Mead Works

Ram Island Iced Tea Mead

Dry Mead

Blueberry Mead

Lavender Mead
Atlantic Brewing Company

Bar Harbor Real Ale

Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale

Coal Porter

New Guy IPA
Sam Adams Brewing Company

Boston Lager


Angry Orchard

Curious Traveler Shandy
Sea Dog Brewing

BluePaw Ale

Baxter Brewing Company

Celsius summer ale (If Available)

Pamola Pale Ale

Baxter IPA


Allagash Brewing Company



Chad Lothian

About Chad Lothian

Chad Lothian lives in Old Town, Maine. He is a craft beer enthusiast and homebrewer. Chad has travelled to brewpubs, breweries and brewfests all over New England.