You'll see people wearing pretzel necklaces at Taste the North: Craft Beer & Food Festival, April 21st at the Presque Isle Forum.

Do you know what it's all about and why people wear them?

Beer lovers make their necklaces by putting pretzels on a string and tying it around their neck. How you design and wear it is up to you. It's main purpose is to cleanse the palate, but it's great for munchies and a fun conversation piece too (see below):

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WHAT'S A PRETZEL NECKLACE?

Cleanse the Palate:

You want to sample different beers and this is where the pretzel plays a crucial role. Cleanse the palate so you can savor each flavor.

Looks Cool:

Pretzel necklaces are made for special occasions. It's not everyday you see people walking down the street wearing one. It’s only at a beer fest that you see it in all its glory. Pair it up with VIP tickets and you are looking cool.

Different Shapes & Sizes:

A variety of pretzels is not only a good look, but you can share with your friends. Chose what size pretzel you want for the beer you're drinking.

Munchies:

Cleansing the palate is the essential role, but let’s face it, pretzels are great munchies when you’re having a cold one.

Status:

When you wear a pretzel necklace like a boss, you let everyone know this isn’t your first beer & food festival.

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

Click here to buy VIP tickets now! 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 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:

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 a the best local beer. Meet the crew at Taste the North and visit them in Skowhegan.

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 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