Beer Tasting at ShawneeCraft Brewery (Up to 60% Off)

Shawnee Craft Brewery At The Shawnee Inn Bangor Central Historic District

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Customer Reviews

101 Ratings

Great beers!
Danielle G. · December 9, 2017
Knowledgeable staff. Good beer
Scott L. · December 4, 2017
Great day! Our tour guide was informative. Loved the bar area. The inn and the grounds are spectacular. Everyone wad very pleasant.
Rosanne H. · November 26, 2017

What You'll Get


Choice of:

  • A Tour with Tastings, a Growler and a Fill for Two People
  • A Tour with Tastings, a Growler and a Fill for a Group of Four or More

Brewery Tours:

Wednesday: 4PM

Thursday: 4PM

Friday: 4PM

Saturday: 12PM & 4PM

Sunday: 12pm

Hops: Beer’s Bitter Half

Virtually all beers—craft brews in particular—rely on the complex flavors and aromas of hops. Read on for Groupon’s exploration of one of beer’s most vital ingredients.

Different wheat varieties account for beer’s varying colors, from the amber hue of lager to the deep-chocolate dusk of a heavy stout. But not all beer’s key ingredients make their presence visible. In the glass, hops are undetectable to the eye but often inescapable to the palate. One of four principal ingredients in the brewing process—along with grain, yeast, and water—hops produce beer’s distinctive bitterness, balancing the natural sweetness of the grain’s malt sugar while imbuing it with other flavors and aromas. Harvested from the female flowers of a perennial vine called Humulus lupulus, the pellets come in two complementary types—alpha and aroma. The former contributes to beer’s bitterness with its higher acidity levels, whereas the latter results in floral qualities due to its higher percentage of essential oils.

One of the beers most commonly described as “hoppy,” india pale ale, came about thanks to another unique property of hops. An antimicrobial agent, the plant has been rumored to act as a natural preservative, keeping beer from spoiling too quickly. With this in mind, 18th- and 19th-century British brewers began adding extra hops to batches of beer destined for the Indian colonies, resulting in the brew’s characteristically strong bitterness.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not Valid with other discounts or promotion. Excludes Heirloom Beer. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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