The 3rd annual Noshbow event, curated by Dead Flowers Presents, made a quick transition from a street festival to an all day indoor music bash due to some rainy weather. However, rain could not keep Portland's music lovers from having an awesome time. Noshbow's ticket holders showed up to the doors of House of Music and Entertainment as early as 11a.m. to catch the first band and the party just got bigger as the day went on.
Allagash and the surrounding breweries shut down the street today to host the 20th anniversary Allagash Street Fair
Craft Brew Races in Portland. Participants ran a 5k and ended up at Payson Park where breweries from around the state had tents set up, serving samples.
Mainers don't always drink beer at mansions, but when they do it's a good bet it's Allagash Victoria Ale at Victoria Mansion. This summer's Victoria Ale Premiere sold out, with 325 tickets sold on what happens to be the 20th anniversary weekend for Allagash Brewing. A Belgian-style ale brewed with white wine grapes in the mash, Victoria Ale presents a complex flavor with subtle herbal and vinous notes. Proceeds from the brew's annual limited release are donated to benefit Victoria Mansion's historic preservation and education mission. Over 10 years, Allagash has contributed over $100,000. Since last June's release, Victoria Ale raised $10,996--at about $1 a bottle. "Somebody should have bought four more bottles," quipped Tom Johnson, director of Victoria Mansion. Totals start fresh now, so drink up!
When Portland Trails throws a party, it's laidback and outdoorsy, with a campfire, kitschy campy games and local brews. Some of these raffle winners look REALLY EXCITED, which is because raffle items were packaged together in categories valued up to $1,000. Others look just as excited to win a case of beer. All proceeds went to continue the work of Portland Trails, a member-supported land trust building and maintaining a network of trails in Greater Portland. More info: trails.org #gorp2015
About a dozen new dads raised pints--and their precious little ones--at The Little Taphouse in Portland on Sunday at a BYOB event. Oh, the Taphouse had the beer covered. That's Bring Your Own Baby!
The weather gods certainly smiled upon Baxter Brewing Company's second annual Great Falls Brewfest at Simand-Payne Park in Lewiston. With music, games, music, food, and gifts--and even a cardboard cutout of Patrick Dempsey and an appearance by a drone--it was a full day in the park for craft beer fans. Cheers!
The Pride Parade and festival in Portland went off without a hitch. Portland's unparalleled display of vivacity and support for the LGBTQA community was in full swing. This city's happiness and love is infectious.