Bread and Brews is Back!

Co-hosted by MOFGA and the Maine Grain Alliance.

Join us on the MOFGA grounds for a celebration of Maine-grown grain! We’ll be highlighting the people and businesses who use this grain to make bread and beer.

Inside the Exhibition Hall there will be a beer tasting with local breweries, and outside and in the kitchen we’ll have a full line-up of workshops. Live music and food for sale outside.

The Maine Grain Alliance will also be hosting a special workshop called “Pizza at Home and in the Pub – Committing to Local Grains” before the main event begins. (Tickets sold separately here.) They will be baking up treats in their wood-fired oven, too!

TICKETS ON SALE HERE.

Tickets:

$50 ($45 for MOFGA/MGA members.)

$25 ($20 for MOFGA/MGA members) for those not participating in the beer tasting.

Free for kids under 12.

Special workshop with the Maine Grain Alliance: Pizza at Home and in the Pub – Committing to Local Grains – more info & registration here!

Food Vendors:

Uproot Pie Co. – serving up 9″ pizzas from their mobile wood-fired oven. Based in Rockport.

Spark Bagel – slinging naturally leavened, honey boiled bagels and bagel sandwiches. Based in Monroe.

Vesper Bread – baking beautiful sourdough bread & treats just a few miles away in Freedom, Maine.

The Paleta Guy – sharing handmade popsicles and shaved ice made with real whole fruit. Based in South Portland.

Breweries from across Maine, including:
  • Allagash Brewing Co
  • East Outlet Brewing
  • Flight Deck Brewing
  • Fogtown Brewing Co
  • Frosty Bottom Brewery
  • Lake St. George Brewing Co
  • Moderation Brewing Co
  • Outland Farm Brewery
  • Oxbow Brewing Co
  • Sasanoa Brewing
  • The Urban Farm Fermentory

Music from GoldenOak, a Maine-based band rooted in the natural landscape. Golden Oak is fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall & rounded out by up-right bassist Mike Knowles and Drummer Jackson Cromwell. Their latest album “Room to Grow” is a 10-song reflection of the emotional and physical impacts of the climate crisis. This video features Gabriel Frey, a 12th generation Passamaquoddy black ash basket maker.

Workshop Schedule:

TIME KITCHEN TENT GARDENS & ORCHARD
3 p.m. Making Beer Braised Mushrooms & Polenta with Chef Erik LeVine Growing Grains on a Homestead Scale with Ross Ludders Tour of the Gardens at MOFGA with Jack Kertesz
4 p.m. Making Muufo (unleavened Somali flatbread) with Muhidin Libah of the Somali Bantu Community Association Making Great Homebrew with the brewers at Frosty Bottom Beer CSA
5 p.m. Making Traditional Buckwheat Ployes with Fr. Paul Dumois of Farmington Grain Seed Restoration with Richard Roberts of the Maine Grain Alliance Tour of the Gardens at MOFGA with Jack Kertesz
6 p.m. An Introduction to Malting with Joel Alex of Blue Ox Malthouse in Lisbon

Please note:

  • No dogs, please
  • IDs checked at the door for those 21+ participating in the tasting.
  • Breweries will be serving until 6 pm; music will end at 7 pm.
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