The Ossipee Valley Libation Tent!
featuring the Brews and Bluegrass Stage, presented by Allagash Brewery
The Ossipee Valley Brews & Bluegrass Tent is awesome! They have so many types, plus the staff is knowledgeable. But the sour cherry hard cider was awesome too…I’m not really a dancer so the best way to wind down the night is to come hear the beer tent bluegrass jam at midnight.
Don’t miss the Brews and Bluegrass Stage, presented by Allagash Brewery!
Three nights of late night headliner jams (11pm+), 8 taps of local beer, wine, cocktails, friends, twinkle lights and sunflowers, in the tent under the stars! The Brews and Bluegrass Stage is a unique experience within the festival because it features multiple artists sitting in and jamming with one another, rather than performing their set lists, with the stage only feet away from your picnic table.
What could be better than sampling a cold pour (or sharing a pitcher with friends!) of local craft beer or hard cider, deep into the lustrous Maine summer night, under the twinkle lights, watching incredible acoustic musicians break-it-down!
This is NOT your average beer tent (AKA beer corral!): Ossipee’s Brews & Bluegrass Tent is a scene! It’s the place to BE seen! We offer over ten types of local beer, hard cider, and wine, along our handcrafted bar. Celebrate with friends while enjoying a great view of the Main Stage during the day, or meet someone new at our beautiful harvest slab tables, or funky ‘old door’ picnic booths! Sunflowers, twinkle lights and a fantastic view of the Maine Stage complete the picture.
The Brews and Bluegrass Stage, is a very special stage featuring completely unique performances by headlining artists, these are performances you don’t want to miss!
All pours available in pitchers as well as 16oz (beer and hard cider) or 6oz (wine).
2021 Brews and Bluegrass Stage Performer Schedule:
Thank you to our sponsors at Allagash Brewery for our 2019 stage lineup!
THURSDAY July 22nd
String Camp Instructors Ethan Hawkins, Louise Bichan & Friends!
FRIDAY, July 23rd
Damn Tall Buildings
Jacob Jolliff Band
SATURDAY July 27th:
The Clements Brothers
Thank you Sponsors!
To make the beer tent a success we rely on the generosity of our festival Brew sponsors! Check out the story behind each of these incredible Maine companies below…and, hey, while you’re at it, don’t forget to visit them on your way out of town!
Tuckerman’s Brewing Company
Beer brewed with the fresh icy water of the White Mountains! Tuckerman’s name is inspired by the famous ravine on Mount Washington, which is right in their backyard! Tuckerman’s also has a monthly musical bash of their own up at their Conway tasting room!
Oxbow is a small farmhouse brewery located in rural Newcastle, Maine. The brewery is nestled in an enchanted forest amongst rolling farmlands and winding tidal rivers, of which the ebb and flow provide a constant reminder that the coast is near.
The name Oxbow is inspired by the bends in these rivers, the Dyer in particular, which features stunning horseshoe-shaped oxbows where the river covers tremendous ground to travel what could otherwise be a very short linear distance. We employ a similar approach when crafting our beers, taking months or years to create a beverage that is commonly produced in a matter of days.
Pronounced “Nice” (time to review your rock classifications y’all!) Gneiss is a farmstead brewery based in Limerick (close to the festival!) that offers tastings onsite of its meticulously crafted beers. The folks at Gneiss blend the traditions of german-style brewing with modern twists and tweaks that make for truly unique and flavor rich beers. They also grow their own hops at a local orchard.
Funky bow Brewery & Farm!
Funky bow is a delightful farmstead brewery in Lyman Maine, which is set on an organic farm and events center. Check out their increasingly popular Growler Nights with live music, and consider hosting your wedding on their farm! Their G-String beer is named in honor of the low string on the fiddle, as they are big fans of the bluegrass community in Maine!
The founders of Downeast Cider grew up tasting apples from the family orchard in Maine. When they decided to branch out on their own, they decided to show people how great authentic cider tastes–they are fully committed to using only fresh-pressed juices and pure, natural ingredients in their unfiltered cider. When it comes to flavor, there’s no substitute for the best, and that’s what they stand by: simple, honest, authentic. You can find Downeast cider for sale in many stores all across Maine.
Looking for an alternative?
We will be selling Aqua ViTea kombucha from Vermont. Aqua ViTea makes an alcoholic Kombucha, and an alcohol extracted Kombucha (Kombucha usually has a tiny amount of alcohol from fermentation), to make a healthy delicious beverage that is safe for pregnant folks and those who wish to avoid alcohol.
We will also be selling Maine Root sodas!