UMaine Extension presents program at Bissell Brothers

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MILO — Tour Bissell Brothers Three Rivers Brewery and hear about food fermentation on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 5–8 p.m. at the Three Rivers Brewery and Taproom, 157 Elm Street. The event is sponsored by the Piscataquis County Extension Association, University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

A cash bar will be available to give you an opportunity to try Three Rivers Brewery’s latest beers. Registration is required, the $15 cost includes light refreshments by Elaine’s Basket Café and Bakery in Milo. Register online at or by calling the Piscataquis County Extension Office at 564-3301 or (in Maine) 1-800-287-1491 or email .

Bissell Brothers Three River Brewery and Taproom is located in a former snowmobile dealership, near the confluence of the Sebec and Piscataquis rivers — two of the bodies that make up the town’s moniker and namesake of the facility. This brewery was built to focus on mixed-fermentation beers, wood aging, and spontaneous fermentation. The tap room’s large outdoor area features a refurbished 1922 caboose, and is host to music, games and other entertainment.

Dr. Brian Perkins, research assistant professor of the School of Food & Agriculture at the University of Maine will talk about his work with general food fermentation (including brewing). He and his grad students are doing some cool stuff with kombucha, sauerkraut, kvass and beer.

Every year the Piscataquis County Extension Association celebrates the programs and resources that they bring from the University of Maine to the residents of Piscataquis County. This year they are offering a fun, program to help people become more aware of the value-added products that are being produced in Piscataquis County.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, call 564-3301 or 1-800-287-1491.

As a trusted resource for almost 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in the state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

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