ORONO, Maine — Those who like consuming locally made craft beers or who want to learn more about brewing have four local events to look forward to in the coming weeks.

First up is the Taste of Orono on April 25, then Big Brew Day 2015 on May 2 in Bangor, followed by the Greater Bangor Homebrew Rally on May 15 in Brewer and then Orono’s Music & Beer Festival – A Toast to the Troops on May 16.

The annual Taste of Orono, which features food donated by local eateries and beer provided by Orono resident Tim Gallon, founder and brewmaster of Black Bear Brewery, starts at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 25. Tickets are $30 each and all of the proceeds benefit the Hammond Street Senior Center in Bangor, which recently announced they are facing budgetary problems.

The Taste of Orono is also hosted at Gallon’s brewpub, located at 19 Mill St.

“We’ll have tasty food from local restaurants, cool door prizes and, of course, delicious beer from Tim’s Black Bear Brewery,” organizer and local photographer David Cox posted on the event’s Facebook page.

Three weeks later is the Greater Bangor Homebrew Rally, scheduled for 5:30-8 p.m. May 15 at Geaghan Brothers Brewing Co.’s brewhouse and production facility at 34 Abbott St. Suite 4 in Brewer. Geaghan’s will be providing beer samples and light appetizers for attendees.

Brewers from Geaghan Brothers Brewing Co., Orono Brewing Co., Black Bear Microbrew, Penobscot Bay Brewery and Square Tail Brewing Co. “will be on hand to talk beer, their specific styles and answer any homebrew questions,” the Facebook post about the event states.

Tickets for the Greater Bangor Homebrew Rally are $10 and can be purchased with cash or check at Central Street Farmhouse.

“Only a limited number of tickets will be sold to this event,” the post states.

The event also features raffle items, including a prize to spend “the day brewing with some of the brewery brew crews.”

“All money raised goes to [Champion the Cure Challenge]!” the post states, referring to Eastern Maine Medical Center’s annual rally to raise money to fight cancer.

The following day, May 16, is Orono’s Music & Beer Festival – A Toast to the Troops, where Black Bear and Geaghan Brothers Brewing will be joined by the newly opened Orono Brewing Co.

The daylong event is scheduled from 1 to 8 p.m. and is being hosted by The Family Dog.

The Facebook page about the event states, “100 percent of ticket sales and all proceeds from beer sales go directly to Bangor-area veterans.”

The “beer garden” opens at 1 p.m. and live music will be provided until 8 p.m., rain or shine.

“Bring your friends and let’s Toast our Troops together,” the post states.

Tickets to Orono’s Music & Beer Festival are $10 and can be purchased at The Family Dog, Black Bear Brewing, Geaghan’s and Orono Brewing Co.

In addition to these beer festivities, the Central Street Farmhouse will host Big Brew Day 2015 on May 2 to give members of the public a glimpse into home brewing.

“Join us in [Central Street Farmhouse’s] Pocket Park for an afternoon of brewing and camaraderie — learn how to homebrew, or pick up some tips from other local brewers,” the Facebook post about the event states.

The pocket park is located directly beside the downtown shop and the event is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. The plan is to brew beer using an extract, specialty grains and all-grains “and maybe even a partial mash batch,” the post states. “Learn at any skill level. All are welcome!”