Join the Maine Brewer's Guild as they welcome the Class of 2018 New Maine Breweries. This year the class will be limited to 12 new breweries.
Purchase tickets: freshmen-orientation2018.eventbrite.com
Ticket price is $35.00 and includes entry, all samples, souvenir tasting glass, and some snacks to cleanse your palette!
2018 Participating Breweries:
Corner Point Brewing Co, LLC
Definitive Brewing Company
GFB Scottish Pub
Lost Valley Brewing Company
Nuts & Bolts Brewing
Odd Alewives Farm Brewery
Steam Mill Brewing
The Pour Farm
Turning Page Farm
Waterville Brewing Co
Join Jäger as they welcome Pine State Distributors & von Trapp Brewery for German inspired Small Plate Food Pairing event.
Kick off Portland Beer Week with a specialty menu from Chef Garret inspired by the beers from von Trapp brewing located in Stowe, VT
von Trapp menu:
- Pilsner- Pretzel with beer cheese
- Helles- Spatzle with brown butter
- Vienna- Bratwurst with Jager-caramelized onions
- Dunkel- jagerschnitzel
Cost: Pay as you go
Kicking off the week with a Blind IPA Tasting at The Thirsty Pig. A flight of 10, 5oz samples served with a palate cleanser. Your ballot will have the name of all 10 beers and you have to let your tastebuds decide which one is which. No one has ever gotten all 10!
- Reuben Pizza: Pastrami, Sour Kraut, 4,000 Island Dressing
- Corn Dog Pizza: Hot Dogs and Corn Bread
- Steak and Cheese Pizza: Steak, Caramelized Onions, Cherry Peppers
Cost: Pay as you go
Portland Beer Week is a marathon, not a sprint, and we all know going in cold is a recipe for disaster. Instead you have to properly prepare, stretch, and train your body, mind, and spirit for the week of festivities to come.
To help lay that groundwork, Mast Landing Brewing Company and Foundation Brewing Company, in partnership with our friends at Sonny's Portland, invite you kick off Portland Beer Week with our Basecoat Brunch.
3 beers from each brewery, selected to pair with Sonny's famous brunch menu, will be sure to have you get off to a great start. Please join us, and get the jump on finding your groove!
Riverton flyer pilsner
Coffee Burnside Brown
MAST LANDING BEERS:
Green to green ipa
Tell tale double dry hopped apa
Gunner's daughter peanut butter chocolate stout
Cost: Pay as you Go
The Thirsty Pig is kicking off the 5th Annual Portland Beer Week with brunch! Tasty brunch options will be paired with cider and brews on cask!
- Urban Farm Fermentory Sweet Fern
- Ricker's Hard Cider Mainiac Apple Pie
- Shacksbury Arlo
- Citizen Cider B-Cider
- Bantam Cider Smoked Saison and Americain
- Lost Orchard Brewing/Crooked Halo Cider House - Dantes Inferno
- Stoneface Cask IPA, excessively hopped with blanc, amarillo, and mosiac hops
Brunch menu: CLICK HERE!
Cost: Pay as you go.
For Portland Beer Week, we'll be doing something that we've been wanting to do for quite a while - stocking all 35 of our draft lines with our favorite Maine Breweries! We've been working with a variety of breweries to run a week's worth of Maine drafts, including many special treats, one-offs, Barrel-aged, and sour beers from some of Maine's most awesome breweries.
Participating breweries include, but are not limited to: Barreled Souls, Banded Horn, Bissell Brothers, Austin St., Allagash, Dirigo Brewing, Maine Beer Company, Oxbow, Funky Bow, Gneiss, Mast Landing, and more.
There will be roughly 3 designated draft lines for each featured brewery, with beers changing daily.
Please come through and see the wonderful variety of beer that this great state is producing! Draft list will be updated all week on our website!
It's Bob Murphy's Birthday at Nosh Kitchen Bar! Bob picks the the draft lineup and we enjoy the beer. Starts at 5 and ends when the beer is gone.
BEER: MBC - Piolet 8, Gneiss Barrell Aged - 2x, Banded Horn - Bob's your Uncle (oatmeal stout) and Luminaire, Bunker - Golddome, Bayou Teche (Aged oak with coffee & chili), Tilquin, 1809 Berlinerwiess, Laguinitas Fusion 32 and Dopple Sticky
COST: Pay as you go
This will be a ticketed event.
The breweries of Industrial Way are throwing down a progressive beer dinner! Allagash, Foundation, Austin St and Bissell Brothers will be pairing up with local chefs and food trucks to create the ultimate four course dinner and beer pairing. Proceeds of the evening will be given to the Locker Project in Portland.
BEER: Allagash House Beer and Avance, Austin Milk Stout Street, Foundation 2014 Dark Side Corruption and Bissell Brothers Swish
This will be a ticketed event. Stay tuned for complete details and ticket info.
Try a beer from every new brewery in the state. Maine's newest breweries, all in one place, all at one time. Join the Maine Brewers' Guild in welcoming the Class of 2015 to the Maine beer community - you're guaranteed a beer sample from every new brewery in the state and will meet all the brewers in this fun, round-the-world format event.
BEER: Participating Breweries: Blank Canvas Brewery (Brewer, ME) | Lubec Brewery (Lubec, ME) | Marsh Island (Orono, ME) | Square Tail Brewing Co. (Amherst, ME) | Orono Brewing (Orono, ME) | Theory Brewing Co. (Wells, ME)
It's a Liquid Riot tap takeover with one-offs, special releases, barrel-aged and funky beers. Football will be on the jumbotron all day. Open at noon.
BEER: Liquid Riot Melifera with Brett, Heart of Glass blended with Walter Witt, Barrel Aged Primus X, Valley Girl, Walter Witt, Barrel Aged Obscurity, Elderberry Brett Triple and Raspberry Sour Trouble
Plus 6 more kegs to be thrown throughout the day so make sure to come on down and check it out!
COST: Pay as you go
Start your beer week with brunch AND celebrate Dia De Los Muertos at Bueno Loco!
Day 1 is a BL Brunch featuring beer specials, blood orange margaritas and a bloody marys, with a special brunch menu.
BEER: Mexican Beers, Micheladas
COST: Pay as you go