Swine & Stein Brewfest returns to Gardiner’s Water Street with new fermentory drinks
Craft beverages, food and games are expected to take over Water Street for the annual Oktoberfest-style event that draws hundreds of people from across Maine and beyond to downtown Gardiner.
BY JESSICA LOWELL KENNEBEC JOURNAL
GARDINER — The organizers of the Swine & Stein Brewfest never know how far people will travel to attend the annual Ocktoberfest-style event, but they know many will come.
And when visitors arrive Saturday, they will find nearly two dozen craft beverage makers sharing the fruits of their labors at tastings from noon to 5 p.m.
New this year is the Urban Farm Fermentory from Portland, which makes kombucha, cider, beer, an old-style beer known as gruit and mead.
“People have come here for the event, and then they say: ‘This place is so cute. I’m going to come back,’” Tamara Whitmore said.