To help you pick the best of Portland Beer Week based on your schedule I decided put together a listing of all of the events that I could find (both official and unofficial) and organized them by venue or brewery so that you could know what's going on at your favorite spots each evening.
Are you excited? I'm excited. It's almost time for Portland Beer Week! From November 1-10, Portland will be filled to the brim with great beer from here and from away, and teeming with events, tastings, dinners and educational sessions.
It's not prohibition all over again, but there are some significant impacts to craft brewers ahead if the government shutdown that started today carries on for any length of time. Specifically, getting new breweries online and the release of new and seasonal beers are in jeopardy.
Whether we like it or not, the days where we throw up our hands and say it is "just too hot to cook" are coming to a close. Summer is ending, and the season to start bringing cooking back into our homes is upon us.
While doing some beer and cheese tastings, I picked up a few lighter beers to use for research, and three of them gave me pause because they were just what I was looking for - but on an average day I might not have stopped to try them at all.
I was given this bottle as a thank-you and I was eager to try it because it had been so long since I'd sampled any of their brews.
This past weekend, Sebago Brewing Company hosted a group of fifty beer bloggers and writers as part of a Beer Blogger's Conference taking part in Portland and Boston, MA. Sebago Brewing sponsored a well-organized and impressive beer pairing event, to the delight of bloggers.
With the increase of the number of brands and individual beers available, I have been remiss in keeping up with all of the options available for summer beer enjoyment – and Peak Summer Session is one that I recently tried that is worth adding to your list.
Right now, I am sitting in my living room in a chair, with the small window-unit air conditioner aimed squarely at my back. The fact that my hair is blowing in my face as I am trying to type doesn't phase me - at least the air blowing at me is cooler than the air in the rest of my apartment.
The below coverage is an archive of Live Coverage provided during the second Saturday Sessionat The Shelton Brother's "The Festival" held in Portland. It has been edited from its original version to read chronologically from top to bottom (for easier reading).