Taste the North will have over 100 different beers, wines and ciders to taste!

April 21st, the Forum, Presque Isle. A Townsquare Media Live Event. Buy your VIP tickets!

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First Event of Spring: It’s been awhile since you went to an event that wasn’t about winter and snow and so forth. Ring in Spring at Taste the North!

Spring Beer Flavors: It’s kind of the whole idea of the name – Taste the North. We’ve got over 100 Maine craft beers, wines and ciders to savor.

Food in the Spring: The name really does say it all. The food will tantalize your taste buds with the fresh flavors of the season.

Nice Weather: Food, beverages, friends, a nice Spring day in Presque Isle, listening to live music, watching an art battle, enjoying this time of year. That’s what Taste the North is all about.

VIP Fun: The VIP tickets are a perfect way to kick off the nice weather. You get free food for the first hour, a free T-shirt, you’re the first in line. We invite you and your friends to join us.

Click here to buy VIP tickets now! Eat free for the extra hour & get a free T-shirt too! Your VIP access gives you an extra hour to drink beer and enjoy samples from our each of the featured restaurants. Get a group together with family and friends and make it an awesome time. Only $55 each!

Taste the North is bigger and better than a beer fest with great drinks and amazing food!

Taste the North Featured Restaurants:

THE ELM TREE DINER: They’ve been serving home style food in Houlton since 1947. With a long tradition in Northern Maine, they make delectable food and fresh baked pastries, squares and cakes.

GOVERNOR'S RESTAURANT & BAKERY: A tradition in Presque Isle for family & friends all over Aroostook County, Maine. Try their entrees and baked goods at Taste The North.

IGA: Your local grocery store with friendly service, fresh groceries and convenient locations in Star City, Hillside and Mars Hill. Try their burgers at Taste The North.

WINNIE'S RESTAURANT & DAIRY BAR: Visit them on Parsons Street in Presque Isle with family & friends. Sample their fried clams at Taste the North.

Taste The North Featured Brewers & Wineries:

FLIGHT DECK BREWING: Featuring their award winning craft beer! Try it in Presque Isle and visit the Brewery & Tasting Room on Brunswick's Landing

FIRST MILE BREWING CO.Brewing a wide range of beers with "something for everyone." Visit their tasting room and hang out in the tap room on Route 1 in Fort Kent.

BAXTER BREWING COMPANY: Located in Lewiston, Baxter Brewing Company was the first brewery in New England to can all its beer. Plus, they make a beer for every season!

BIGELOW BREWING COMPANY: Using local ingredients to make the best local beer. Meet the crew at Taste the North and visit them in Skowhegan.

HIDDEN SPRING WINERY: Spend time with them at Taste the North and try their unique wines. Make sure you visit them in Hodgdon.

YOUNITY WINERY & VINEYARDS: Check them out at the their tasting room in Unity, Maine & enjoy their Maine wines at Taste the North.

Live Art Battle:

In the center of the Forum from 6-7 pm at Taste the North, April 21st, Presque Isle Forum.

Here’s how it works: 8-10 local artists will create their best work with a Maine theme. People can feel free to move around the easels and watch different techniques and the creative process.

Wintergreen Arts Center will sell $1 tickets for people to vote for the people’s choice award.

There is a live auction after the art battle. Take home your favorite piece for the right price. Proceeds from the tickets and auction go to support the Wintergreen Arts Center.

Live Music:

COMMON CROSSING will be jamming all day!

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Safe Driving sponsored by Ryan Madore State Farm

VIP sponsored by Dunn Furniture

Beer Glasses sponsored by Impact Auto Body & Rathbun Lumber

Photo Booth sponsored by Richardson's

Presenting sponsorWireless Zone of Maine

Presenting sponsor: Northern Maine Brewing Company

Live Art Battle sponsor: North Country Auto