11:00 am11:00

Zymurgy Home Brew Tour

  • Foulmouthed Brewing

Sunday November 13th - Zymurgy Home Brew Tour 11:00 - 3:00

Pick up and Drop Off Location: Foulmouthed Brewing, 15 Ocean St, South Portland (please use on street parking, not in the lot). Please arrive by 10:45am to ensure a timely departure. 

The Maine Brew Bus & Portland Mashing Maineiacs homebrew club present the Zymurgy Home Brew Tour! 

There are over 4,700 breweries now in the US, over 80 of which are in Maine. On average at least one opens every month in this state. Ever wondered where all of these new wave brewers are coming from? Look no further than the homebrew underground. 

Join our special guest guide, Gregg Carine, as we travel to visit three local home brewers who will open up their residential breweries for us. We'll see their operations, and learn more about their inspiration for brewing quality beer.

This tour is your chance to meet up-and-coming brewers, some of whom are straddling the line between professional and amateur. Pick their brains, learn their stories, and examine their set-ups. We will find out how our hosts got started and what it is that drives them to produce their own beer for a limited audience.

After the tour there will be an after party at the newly opened Foulmouthed Brewing in South Portland. These past home brewers just turned pro and are excited to invite us into their brewery and pub.

COST: $45/person (ticket price includes a hearty snack as well as a tasting glass, which you get to keep at the end of the tour)

Purchase Tickets HERE

Nov 13

Battle of the Brewery Bands: Beer Week's Closing Ceremony

Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 8PM | Cost: $10-$12 | Get tickets HERE!

Watch as your favorite brewery takes to the stage and blows your mind as well as your taste buds!

Brews from every band performing will be available. During the band set changes our emcee, Jamie Colpoys will be announcing the winners of the Portland Beer Week Superlatives.

The Battling Brewery Bands:
Allagash Brewing CompanyBanded Horn Brewing Company
Rising Tide Brewing Company SoMe Brewing Company 

Tap List: 

  • Allagash Brewing Company Double U
  • Banded Horn Brewing Co. Veridian
  • Rising Tide Brewing Company D'Automne
  • SoMe Brewing Company TBA
  • Tumbledown Brewing Tumbledown Red
  • Austin Street Brewery Florens
  • Bissell Brothers TBA






Nov 13

David vs Goliath

  • The Thirsty Pig

At this event The Thirsty Pig will be featuring some of the Pioneers/Goliath breweries next to the Rookies/David of breweries. Similar styles from both for you to try and compare.

Plus, music from DJ Baby Jay starts at 7PM!

Cost: Pay as you go

Featured beers include:

Austin Street Brewery Patina Pale vs Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Boothbay Craft Brewery & Tavern Black Rocks Stout vs Blue Point Brewery Oyster Stout
Bunker Brewing Co. Czech Pils vs Firestone Walker Brewing Co. PIVO
Dirigo Brewing Company Lager vs Sam Adams Brewhouse Boston Lager
Sebago Brewing Company Freys Leap IPA vs Lagunitas Brewing Co IPA

Tumbledown Brewing Coffee Porter vs Kona Brewing Company Pipeline Porter



Nov 12

Sheep and Wolves Presents: Smuttlife

  • Rhum Food + Grog

Smuttynose Brewing Company is teaming up with Sheep and Wolves to bring Smuttlife to Portland Beer Week. Come on out as we take over Rhum for a party fueled pop-up that will include DJ sets from Gary Kim of Sheep & Wolves and Smutty's very own, YUNG ABNER. Live art performance by the ultra talented artist Die Geist food by Rhum Food + Grog and of course Smuttynose will be hijacking the tap handles (list TBA)! #Smuttlife

Cost: Pay as you go

6:00 pm18:00

Once Upon a Time on Exchange St.

  • The Thirsty Pig

The Thirsty Pig And Bissell Brothers team up to present you with a night of beer like no other. 
There will be music, and food to pair with the experience.

The Thirsty Pig and Bissell Brothers team up to present you with a night of beer like no other. 
There will be music, and food to pair with the experience.

Draft list includes: 

Beer list subject to grow, stay tuned for updates!

5:00 pm17:00

Vacationland Distributors Tap Saturation at NOSH

  • NOSH Kitchen Bar
8:00 pm20:00

Trike-Across Salvage

  • Salvage BBQ and Smokehouse

One on One, industry only, tricycle race. 
To sign up, email
Arrive just before 8, check in with Trevor from Pine State, costumes encouraged. Trophy provided by von Trapp Brewing.
Beers on tap from von Trapp, including Oktoberfest, Dunkle, and Pilsner. 
Pay as you go.

6:00 pm18:00

Night of the Living Yeast

  • The Thirsty Pig

Do you want to understand more about yeast in your beer?
Do you want to sample different yeast strains to see if your palate can detect them?
This is the night to make all your yeast dreams come true. 
The Thirsty Pig will be pouring beers
showcasing those using Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and Wild Yeast strains.

Also, live music from Ryan Halliburton & The Still from 6-8pm! 
Featured Beers include:

Pay as you go

5:30 pm17:30

Will Bowl For Beer Tournament!

  • Bayside Bowl

This is a ticketed event.

On Thursday, November 10th, Maine Beer Company and Bayside Bowl will host a baker style bowling tournament in celebration of Portland Beer Week 2016! The event will be from 5:30pm-8:00pm, with the tournament starting at 6:00pm. We'll have prizes, music, and a MBC tap-takeover at the bar!

Cost: Tickets are $20 per person and  includes a custom MBC pint glass and a pint of MBC beer! Shoes are available for rental at Bayside. Sign up as a team of 5 people, or as an individual, and teams will be formed the day of the tournament. Show your support for Portland Beer Week, Maine Beer Company, and Bayside Bowl as you bowl for beer!

Click on the link below to get your tickets: 


5:00 pm17:00

Blind Belgian Tasting

  • Slab Sicilian Street Food

Presented by Sebago & Foundation Brewing Company at Slab Sicilian Kitchen! 7 Breweries are taking part in a blind Belgian tasting event, and will be given cards to rate their top 3 favorites. Parameters for the beer are as follows..
- Use Bastogne Yeast
- 12 SRM or lighter
- 5% ABV or lower

Featured Breweries: Sebago Brewing, Foundation Brewing Company
Mast Landing Brewing Company, Austin Street Brewing Company, SoMe Brewing Company, Rising Tide Brewing Company, Foulmouthed Brewing Company

Top 3 best beers in order will be announced at the end of the event!

Flight Price TBD

11:00 am11:00

History of Portland Beer Tour

  • Craft Beer Cellar

This is a ticketed event. 

Travel through time with The Maine Brew Bus to learn about the early days of producing beer and how the business of beer has evolved in the actual birthplace of Prohibition.

Join your special guest guide, Josh Christie, the author of Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland as we hop aboard The Maine Brew Bus and travel around Portland talking about the extraordinary history of beer brewing in the city.

We will visit notable landmarks including numerous former brewery sites, the Workingmen's Club, the Portland Observatory, Alice Greele's tavern site, City Hall, and of course the Neal Dow house.

Special pours of landmark Portland beers with special guests will be offered at two surprise stops as part of this historical journey.

Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased here