Thursday April 17th 2014

Tagged: beer

Maine Island Trail Ale voted Best Beer in Maine

Maine Island Trail Ale voted Best Beer in Maine
April 11, 2014

Get a fresh taste of the award-winning Maine Island Trail Ale, a Rising Tide Brewing Co. product, at the Small Boater’s Film Fest and Auction on May 1 at USM in Portland.

Maine’s best beer bars: 10 great places to drink local

Maine’s best beer bars: 10 great places to drink local
March 30, 2014

The 35-tap Ebenezer’s Pub in Lovell got a shout-out in Travel & Leisure’s latest round-up of “America’s Best Beer Bars.” The pub is certainly deserving of the praise, but so are other Maine beer bars.

Run of the Mill Public House in Saco: A serendipitous stop for Maine beer

Run of the Mill Public House in Saco: A serendipitous stop for Maine beer
February 03, 2014

The plan was to explore newly hip downtown Biddeford, but then we drove across the Saco River and stopped in for a pint at Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery, a very happy place to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Beer controversy: Bars can’t list how strong their brews are, per an old Maine law

Beer controversy: Bars can’t list how strong their brews are, per an old Maine law
January 29, 2014

Bars are not allowed (by a 1937 Maine law) to tell you how much alcohol you’re drinking. (At least not on their menus or boards or anything)

Brews of the season: Tasting seven winter beers available in Portland

Brews of the season: Tasting seven winter beers available in Portland
December 09, 2013

When the cold winds blow, the snow flies and the holiday bells jingle, it’s time for winter and holiday beers. Here are six, locally available examples with tasting notes.

Portland Beer Week: tap-takeovers, tours, scavenger hunt, brewery runs

Portland Beer Week: tap-takeovers, tours, scavenger hunt, brewery runs
October 30, 2013

Almost the minute that Halloween is over, Portland Beer Week begins. This year’s schedule boasts more than 75 beer-centric events, including the 20th-Annual Maine Brewers Festival, progressive beer dinners, tap-takeovers, even a scavenger hunt.

Blues, Brews & BBQ: Scenes from Harvest on the Harbor’s meat fest

Blues, Brews & BBQ: Scenes from Harvest on the Harbor’s meat fest
October 29, 2013

Photos by Ted Axelrod/Axelrod Photography Outside, on the edge of Portland harbor, it was a wind-whipped, chilly Friday evening. Inside…

Beer is better! No, wine is better! Beer vs. Wine Dinner

Beer is better! No, wine is better! Beer vs. Wine Dinner
October 01, 2013

To add fuel to the fire, or perhaps to show drinkers there is a middle ground (is it possible to like beer AND wine? Yes!) The Inn at Brunswick Station is hosting a Beer vs. Wine dinner from 6-8:30 pm on Oct. 1. The meal will feature a selection of seasonal offerings prepared by Chef Kevin Cunningham and paired with Gritty’s beers and Joel Gott wines.

Sebago Brewing Company’s Octoberfest Celebration

Sebago Brewing Company’s Octoberfest Celebration
September 23, 2013

Sebago Brewing Company’s 2nd Annual Octoberfest Celebration brought hundreds of craft beer lovers to the Gorham brewery for a day…

Engineers Without Borders hosts beer and wine tasting fundraiser

Engineers Without Borders hosts beer and wine tasting fundraiser
September 16, 2013

The event will feature music from the Jason Spooner Band, food from Lake Region Caterers and donated offerings from CVC Catering Group, Aperitif, The Cookie Jar and European Bakery. This year’s beer and wine tastings are provided by local purveyors including Gritty McDuff’s, Allagash, Baxter, Rising Tide Brewing Company, SoPoWine Company, M.S. Walker, and Wicked Wines, Inc.