After spending the day drinking around Maine with Amanda, we decided to finish the night off with apps and beers at Geaghan Brothers Pub and Craft Brewery in Bangor, Maine. It is connected to a small hotel, and next door to the casino and appears to be at the beginning of the downtown Bangor area.
We ended up getting a table in the bar area because it was still crowded at 8:30pm on a Saturday night.
From looking around on their website, it looks like Geaghans Pub has been family owned since 1975. They started brewing their own beer in 2011, and they are still owned and operated by members of the Geaghan family.
Refueler – american style wheat – 5.25%
Definite wheat beer taste, has a slight hoppy taste. Megan didn’t like it, Mark and Amanda did.
Linemen – pale ale – 5.4%
Fairly standard pale ale, Mark thought it was just ok, light, with a touch of sweetness. It is ‘designed for the domestic beer drinker’ so it doesn’t have as much flavor or hops as we would like, made for the brew pub drinker who doesn’t really like craft beer.
Presque Isle – honey blonde ale – 5.5%
Light blonde ale, very subtle sweetness, has a dry malty body. Megan and Amanda liked it, Mark thought it was ok.
Smiling Irish Bastard – american pale ale – 6%
Very strong hop smell, tastes strong, like and IPA. Mark likes it, strong hop flavor, not much of malt profile, but does have a little bit of a hop bite. Dry hopped with Cascade and Columbus hops.
Higgins Irish Red Ale – 5.9%
A malt forward flavor, but light in body, good overall taste, pretty solid red ale.
Bangor Tiger – IPA – 7%
Strong IPA, citrusy and lime, a little bitter. Not Mark’s favorite IPA combo, but it was pretty good. Megan and Amanda did not like it.
Bangor Brown Ale – 5.11%
A light, malt forward brown ale, light chocolate taste with a bitter hop taste, a ‘true american style brown ale’. Mark liked the strong and complex flavor, Amanda and Megan not so much.
Dad’s Oatmeal Stout – 5.5%
A strong and roasty flavor, definite dark coffee taste with a slight bitterness.
Want to visit?
Hours of Operation
Sunday – Thursday 11:00am – 11:00pm (Kitchen closes at 10pm)
Friday – Saturday 11:00am – 1:00am (Kitchen closes at 12am)
And a giant statue of Paul Bunyan next door, because, ya know, it’s Maine.