My goal was to try their Penobscot Icebreaker, a winter seasonal, as I had heard good things but they sold out in the days before my visit. I ended up trying their Capt Kool IPA which was very good. While enjoying a pint at the bar the server was able to track down Andrew and he gave me a quick tour of the facility and brief history of brewing at Geaghan’s.
The pub has been in business since 1975 but only recently started brewing their own beer. Their head brewer Jason Courtney is from Texas and moved to Maine in 2011 to start brewing at Geaghan’s. He was the 2002 winner of the Great American Beer Festival Small Brew Pub Brew Master of the Year award and brought a wealth of knowledge with him to Bangor to help the Geaghan family start their brewery.
They brew on a custom-made 5 barrel system that is located in a very small but efficient space off the brew pub. All beer is brewed and served only at Geaghan’s Pub. They sell pints at the bar and also fill 32 and 64 oz growlers for you to drink at home. I have tried several different beers from Geaghan’s and all are good but the Capt Kool IPA and their Smiling Irish Bastard.
If you find yourself in the Bangor area you should certainly stop by Geaghan’s for some quality beer a great food. They are located right next to Hollywood Casino with ample parking and open daily at 7:00 AM.
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Location: 570 Main Street – Bangor, ME
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 7 AM – 11 PM / Friday – Saturday 7 AM – 12:45 AM
Packaging: Growlers (32 oz / 64 oz) and pints at the bar
Distribution: Brewery / Brew Pub Only