The 83rd anniversary of the end of Prohibition is plenty enough excuse for the Maine Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild to throw a Prohibition-era fundraising party at Mechanics Hall in Portland. Neal Dow, the Portland mayor who was known as the Napoleon of Temperance, must be rolling in his grave.
Jared Saulnier, Sabrina Robinson, Jessie Raynor, Nathan O'Leary, and Angela and Nate Drinkwater.
What does a roomful of bartenders do when celebrating the Repeal Act? Chartreuse laybacks. As in, lay back and wait for the pour.
Dressing up and socializing.
A little old-school gaming.
And refreshments, like bourbon cotton candy.
Representing the Maine chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild: Treasurer Dawn Tully, Vice President Brianna Volk, President Patrick McDonald and Secretary Crystal Pomerleau.
Melissa and Ernest Lombardi.
Sam Stauber, Eric Smith, Matty Hammond and Chad Egeland.
Elizabeth Heak and Theresa Lopez.
Matt and Erica Shipman with Kris Day.
Amy Magida and Caitlin Cameron.
Jeff Grundy, Will Staples and Troy Hanna.
Clara Steeves and Chris Hafford.
Judy and Layne Witherell, Jane Johnson and Lisa Ingraham.
Emily Moon and Noah Tipton.
Amanda Daughty, Lindsay Sirois and Don Littlefield.
Maggie Stanley and Timothy Bergeron.
Jill Falkenberg, Lauren Webster LaFrance, Judy Witherell, Lisa Ingraham, Dawn Tully and Jane Johnson.
Elinor Reina, Cassie Diaz, Mary Henzy, Lena Castro and Hannah Wallace.
Curtis Fogg and Tim Strout.
Tony Giordano with Jessie Hobgood of New England Distilling.