Banded Horn Brewing Company, Biddeford, ME

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We visited Banded Horn Brewing Company on a recent Sunday afternoon. They are located in Biddeford, ME in the 150 year old Pepperrell Mill complex.

From their website: No matter the style, no matter the strength or the flair, the best beers share one common virtue: balance. At Banded Horn Brewing Co. we strive for a harmony of flavors with each brew, from traditional styles to cutting-edge beers that defy classification.

 

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Pepperell Pilsner – 4.6%
German style pilsner. A light pilsner, ok taste, did have some flavor, neither of us are fans of this style of beer.

 

Veridian American IPA – 6%
Light in body, hop flavor but no bite, more of a citrusy hops aftertaste, with a touch of piney taste.

 

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Norweald American Stout – 6.5%
Good stout, robust flavor, not overly dry, good balance of flavors, nothing overpowering.

 

Jolly Woodsman – 7.5%
Coffee taste, decently heavy stout, good overall flavor. Strong coffee taste, not bitter, made with cold brewed espresso. A special blend of Norweald Stou and Mountain Stout.

 

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Eldir – 5%
A rauchbier, smoked lager. Light in body, smoky flavor. After just several sips from the taster glass, smoky flavor dissipates, leaving just a dryish taste.

 

Banded Souls DIPA – collaboration with Barrelled Souls
A slightly heavier IPA, a touch piney, not as much as the Viridian. It was dry hopped with lime zest, which we think cuts the hoppy flavor.

 

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Barchen – 2.9%
A berliner weiss, sour up front, really really light in body, sour and citrusy. Megan was hoping for a little bit  more sour, but overall a pretty good sour beer.

 

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They had The Jolly Woodsman in a 4 pack of bottles, which we bought, and Veridian in 6 pack of bottles.

 

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They have some extra open space, and fooseball table, corn hole, and a ping pong table set up for visitors to use.

 

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Want to visit? Hours are ….

Wednesday and Thursday 4 – 8pm

Friday 4 – 10pm

Saturday 1 – 9pm

Sunday 2 – 6pm

 

 

 

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Wineries of Vermont

Those that are crossed out are the wineries we have already been to

  • Boyden Valley Winery, Cambridge
  • Caledonia Spirits & Winery, Hardwick
  • Charlotte Village Winery, Charlotte
  • East Shore Vineyard, Grand Isle
  • Eden Ice Cider, West Charleston
  • Fresh Tracks Farm & Winery, East Calais
  • Flag Hill Farm, Vershire
  • Grand View Winery, East Calais/Waterbury
  • Hillis’ Sugarbush Farm & Vineyard, Colchester
  • Honora Winery, West Halifax
  • Huntington River Vineyard, Huntington
  • Lincoln Peak Winery, New Haven
  • Neshobe Rover Winery, Brandon
  • Ottaauquechee Valley Winery, Quechee
  • Otter Valley Winery, Brandon
  • Putney Mountain Winery, Putney
  • Shelburne Vineyard, Shelburne
  • Snow Farm Winery, South Hero/Waterbury
  • Whaleback Vineyard, Poultney
  • Champlain Orchards, Shoreham

Wineries of Maine

  • Shalom Organic Orchard Farm & Winery, Franklin
  • Sow’s Ear Winery, Brooksville
  • Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery, Union
  • Maine Mead Works, Portland
  • Oyster River Winegrowers, Thomaston
  • Prospect Hill Winery, Lebanon
  • Cellardoor Winery at the Villa, Rockport
  • Catherine Hill Winery, Cherryfield
  • Dragonfly Farm & Winery, Stetson
  • Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery, Union
  • Two Hogs Winery, Vassalboro
  • Urban Farm Fermentory, Portland
  • Winterport Winery/Penobscot Bay Brewery, Winterport
  • Bar Harbor Cellars, Bar Harbor
  • Blacksmiths Winery, South Casco
  • Breakwater Vineyards, Owls Head
  • Bartlett Maine Estate Winery/Spirits of Maine Distillery, Gouldsboro
  • Royal River Winery, Yarmouth
  • DayBreak Manor Vineyard, Wiscasset
  • Bar Harbor Cellars, Bar Harbor
  • Cellardoor Winery at the Vineyard, Lincolnville
  • Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery, Union

I have not included a few, due to them not offering tastings and/or tours.

Massachusetts Breweries

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Massachusetts list- those crossed out are the ones we have already been to 🙂

  • Samuel Adams, Boston
  • Harpoon Brewery, Boston
  • Wachusetts Brewing Company, Westmister
  • Mercury Brewing Company, Ipswich
  • Cisco Brewers, Nantucket
  • Mayflower Brewing Company, Plymouth
  • Paper City Brewing Company, Holyoke
  • Cape Ann Brewing Company, Gloucester
  • Blue Hills Brewery, Canton
  • Berkshire Brewing, Deerfield
  • Newburyport Brewing Company, Newburyport
  • Opa Opa, Southampton
  • Northampton Brewery, Northampton
  • Element Brewing Company, Millers Falls
  • Wormtown Brewing Company, Worcester
  • Cambridge Brewing Company, Cambridge
  • Night Shift Brewing, Everett
  • The People’s Pint, Greenfield
  • Lefty’s Brewing Company, Greenfield
  • Pioneer Brewing Company, Sturbridge
  • Bentley Brewery, Sturbridge
  • Wandering Star Craft Brewery, Pittsfield
  • Amherst Brewing Company, Amherst
  • High Horse Bistro & Brewery, Amherst
  • Cody Brewing Company, Amesbury
  • Barrington Brewery, Great Barrington
  • Jack’s Abby Brewing, Framingham
  • Offshore Ale Company, Oak Bluffs
  • Idle Hands Craft Brew, Everett
  • John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House, Cambridge/Framingham
  • Gardner Ale House, Gardner
  • Watch City Brewing Co, Waltham
  • Mystic Brewery, Chelsea
  • Deadwood Café and Brewery, Dorchester
  • Haverhills Brewery & the Tap Brewpub, Haverhill
  • Boston Beer Works, Boston
  • Hingham Beer Works, Hingham
  • Northampton Brewery, Northampton
  • Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis
  • Lowell Beer Works, Lowell
  • Tremont Brewery, Boston
  • Westfield River Brewing Company, Westfield
  • Big Elm Brewing, Sheffield
  • Tree House Brewing Co, Brimfield

New Hampshire Breweries

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List of Breweries in New Hampshire. Those that are crossed out are the ones we have already been to.

Large Scale Brewery

  • Anheuser-Busch, Merrimack
    • Home of: Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Shock Top, Michelob, Becks’s, Alexander Keith’s, Landshark Lager, Goose Island, Busch, Rolling Rock, Bud Ice, Kirin, O’Doul’s, Tilt

 

Craft breweries

  • 603 Brewery, Campton
  • Blue Lobster Brewing Company, Hampton
  • Candia Road Brewing Company, Manchester
  • Canterbury Ale Works, Canterbury
  • Earth Eagle Brewing, Portsmouth
  • Great Rhythm Brewing Company, Portsmouth
  • Henniker Brewing Company, Henniker
  • Prodigal Brewery, Effingham
  • Redhook Ale Brewery, Portsmouth
  • Smuttynose Brewing Company, Portsmouth
  • Squam Brewing, Holderness
  • Throwback Brewery, North Hampton
  • Tuckerman Brewing Company, Conway
  • White Birch Brewing, Hooksett

Brewpubs

  • Elm City Brewing Company, Keene
  • Flying Goose Brewpub and Grill, New London
  • Italian Oasis Restaurant & Brewery, Littleton
  • Martha’s Exchange, Nashua
  • Milly’s Tavern, Manchester
  • Moat Mountain Smoke House and Brewing Company, North Conway
  • Portsmouth Brewery, Portsmouth
  • Seven Barrel Brewery, West Lebanon
  • Woodstock Inn and Brewery, North Woodstock

 

Meaderies and Cideries

  • Farnum Hill Ciders, Lebanon
  • Moonlight Meadery, Londonderry
  • Sap House Meadery, Ossipee
  • Silver Mountain Ciders, Lempster