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Food & Drink Explore: Craft Beer The Maine Highlands has a collection of craft breweries that offer a vast variety of styles and flavors. One of the best ways to experience craft beer is by visiting brewery tasting rooms where you can sample a wide variety of brews and learn about the brewer’s methods. Plan your trip around the Maine Brewers Guild Beer Trail and sample flights in the Greater Bangor region. Or visit in June for The Greater Bangor Convention and Visitor’s Bureau’s annual Tap Into Summer beer event along the Bangor Waterfront. YOU’LL FIND ALL OF the national chain restaurants that you know and love in The Maine Highlands, but if you’re willing to leave the “eaten” path, you’ll also have a chance to sample chefs’ specialties and local and sustainably-farmed produce and meat at independent establishments.  2 FEET BREWING CO., BANGOR Maine is known for its seafood, but also for home-grown potatoes, goat cheese, grains, blueberries, apples, maple products, pork, eggs, and fiddleheads, in season.  2O7 BEER COMPANY, BREWER From small cafés and diners for a quick breakfast or lunch to brew pubs and fine dining restaurants for dinner, Maine’s culinary delights are easy to find and delicious all year-round. For a local take on Indian, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, or Thai, try the downtowns in Bangor, Orono, and Brewer. If you love craft beer, you’ve come to the right place! Maine has over 80 craft breweries that produce high quality, award winning, creative brews. In The Maine Highlands, you won’t leave hungry—or thirsty! Get on the Bus Maine is among the top five states in the nation for the number of microbreweries per capita, and you can tour a few of them on the Growler Bus, with departures from Bangor to local and regional craft brewers of all sizes. Learn about brewing, meet the craftspeople, and sample some of the best and most interesting brews in this beer-happy state. Savor the flavor and plan your “beer-cation” today! BANGOR BEER CO., BANGOR  BISSELL BROTHERS THREE RIVERS, MILO  BLACK BEAR BREWING CO., ORONO  BLANK CANVAS BREWERY, BREWER  GEAGHAN BROS. BREWING CO., BANGOR  MASON’S BREWING COMPANY, BREWER  MARSH ISLAND BREWING, ORONO  ORONO BREWING CO., ORONO & BANGOR  SEA DOG BREWING CO., BANGOR THE MAINE HIGHLANDS.COM | 33