HERE IS A COMPLETE schedule for Portland Beer Week. For more information, go to

portlandbeerweek.org

 

NOV. 4

PORT CITY BEER TOUR

WHEN: Noon to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Bull Feeney’s, East Ender, Great Lost Bear, Gritty’s, LFK, Nosh, Novare Res, Sebago, the Shipyard Lounge at the Residence Inn and The Thirsty Pig, Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Taste one or two special craft beers at each location. Meet the brewers at various locations throughout the day. Enjoy a snack at any of the locations.

 

GUIDED BEER & CHEESE PAIRING

WHEN: 3 p.m.

WHERE: Lion’s Pride, 112 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 373-1840

HOW MUCH: $30

DETAILS: Ruth Miller, the “Beer and Cheese Maven” from Vermont, presents specialty brews from Oxbow and proper cheese accompaniments.

 

ALLAGASH SHOWCASE

WHEN: Noon

WHERE: Novare Res Bier Cafe, 4 Canal Plaza, Portland; 761-2437

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Join the beer experts at Novare Res as they present a day featuring Allagash Brewery. Browne Trading Co. will provide food pairings.

 

BRINNER!

WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Nosh Kitchen Bar, 551 Congress St., Portland; 553-2227

HOW MUCH: To be determined

DETAILS: The restaurant’s regular menu will be available along with four over-the-top brunch specials. This event will feature Founders Breakfast Stout.

 

THE MAINE BREW BUS PORT CITY BEER SHUTTLE

WHEN: 4 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: City of Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Free shuttle stopping at Bull Feeney’s, East Ender, Great Lost Bear, Gritty’s, LFK, Nosh, Novare Res, Sebago, the Shipyard Lounge at Residence Inn and The Thirsty Pig. Flag down the big green Brew Bus to hop on, or call 200-9111 to arrange transportation ahead of time.

 

OXBOW & BUNKER SUNDAY FUNDAY

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Sonny’s, 83 Exchange St., Portland; 772-7774

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Brunch specials, and the brewers will be in the house pouring their own beers as well as a selection of personal favorites from other breweries.

 

ATLANTIC BREWING AT BULL FEENEY’S

WHEN: Pub hours are 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.

WHERE: Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland; 773-7210

How much: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Try seven different styles from Atlantic during this tap takeover.

 

NOV. 5

MAINE BEER DINNER

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland; 773-2469

HOW MUCH: $30/guest

DETAILS: Kennebunk chef Robyn Friedman will prepare a three-course dinner to pair with three seasonal Maine brews from Shipyard and Maine Beer Co. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Trek Across Maine.

 

GREEN FLASH VS. ST. FEUILLIEN

WHEN: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

WHERE: Nosh Kitchen Bar, 551 Congress St., Portland; 553-2227

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Friendship brew collaboration between Green Flash and St. Feuillien has its debut in Maine. The event includes a tap takeover from both breweries, and food from chef Jason Loring.

 

GEARY’S NIGHT

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland; 773-7210

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Meet the Geary’s crew, sample what’s new from them, and talk about Maine’s first microbrewery.

 

MARSHALL WHARF SHOWCASE

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Novare Res Bier Cafe, 4 Canal Plaza, Portland; 761-2437

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: A night featuring the brews of Marshall Wharf. Food pairings done in collaboration with Browne Trading Co.

 

FOUNDERS/VICTORY PARTY

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: LFK, 188 State St., Portland; 899-3277

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: LFK staff will be pouring up two great breweries’ specialty beers.

 

NOV. 6

SIXPOINT BEER CARNIVAL

WHEN: 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: East Ender, 47 Middle St., Portland; 879-7669

HOW MUCH: $40

DETAILS: Chef Mitch Gerow presents a five-course meal with beer pairings from Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery. Election updates will be shown on the big screen. The carnival-themed meal will include these beer-food pairings:

Sweet Action – Hubbard squash tart, candied filberts, beer brined cheddar, fried sage.

Lil Buzz – House-made hot dog, pretzel bun, barrel-aged kraut, mustard pickles, REDD ketchup, potato stix.

Signal – Smokey BBQ shrimp, fire roasted parsnips, braised kale, beer blanc, BBQ popcorn crouton.

Spice of Life Wakatu – Molten gruyere, country ham, pickled broccoli and cauliflower, fingerling potatoes.

Autumnation – Pumpkin ravioli, flash fried, caramel apple, pepita brown butter.

 

BELGIAN BEER & KAAS FEATURE

WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland; 773-2469

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Belgian and Belgian-style beers with cheese pairings by the Cabot Creamery Cooperative.

Saxo Belgium Blond will be paired with Bacon Cheddar.

Karmeliet Triple will be paired with Horseradish Cheddar.

Lucifer Golden Ale will be paired with Buffalo Hot.

McChouffe Belgian Brown will be paired with Private Stock Reserved Cheddar.

St. Bernardus Abby Ale will be paired with Salt Caramel.

 

SIANO’S BEER SHOWCASE

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Siano’s Pizzeria, 476 Stevens Ave., Portland; 771-7878

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: A seasonal beer showcase, featuring $3.50 pints, wood-fired brick oven pizza with a special beer crust. Geary’s, Shipyard, Gritty’s, and Atlantic and Bar Harbor sampling.

 

LET’S GET CANNED DINNER

WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: White Cap Grille, 64 Middle St., Portland; 899-1881

HOW MUCH: $30

DETAILS: A fun three-”canned-course” dinner featuring Baxter Amber Road, Shipyard Export and Shipyard Pumpkin Head canned brews.

 

SEBAGO SHOWCASE

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Novare Res Bier Cafe, 4 Canal Plaza, Portland; 761-2437

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Join the beer experts at Novare Res as they present a day featuring Sebago Brewery. Browne Trading will create food pairings.

 

ATLANTIC BREWING FEATURE

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Three Dollar Dewey’s, 241 Commercial St., Portland; 772-3310

HOW MUCH: $3

DETAILS: Come out and meet the Atlantic rep, Tom Mortimer.

 

ATLANTIC BREWING & BAR HARBOR PARTY

WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Andy’s Old Port, 94 Commercial St., Portland; 874-2639

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Free 1-ounce samples from two northern Maine breweries.

 

COVER-TO-COVER, PRESENTED BY GEARY’S

WHEN: 9 p.m.

WHERE: The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland; 775-2266

HOW MUCH: $5 cover

DETAILS: $3 pale ales and HSA

 

OXBOW & LAGUNITAS TACO TUESDAY

WHEN: 5 to 11 p.m.

WHERE: Taco Escobarr, 548 Congress St., Portland; 541-9097

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Enjoy some good beer from Oxbow & Lagunitas at this tap takeover.

 

ALLAGASH AT BULL FEENEY’S

WHEN: Pub hours are 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.

WHERE: Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland; 773-7210

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: An evening with Allagash brewers, plus various specialty offerings. 

WOMEN’S-ONLY HAPPY HOUR AT RISING TIDE

WHEN: 5 to 6 p.m.

Where: Rising Tide Brewing Co, 103 Fox St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $2 for 8-ounce samples (pay as you go)

DETAILS: Have you been wanting to get together with other women in the Portland area who enjoy craft beer? Rising Tide will host a happy hour beer tasting and initial organizational meeting for a new group that will gather women together for tastings, beer dinners and brewery tours.

 

BULL JAGGER PRO-AM

WHEN: Hours are 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

WHERE: LFK, 188 State St., Portland; 899-3277

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Vote for your favorite new beer recipe brewed by Bull Jagger.

 

NOV. 7

URBAN BEER FASHION

WHEN: 4 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland; 773-2469

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Models for Urban Outfitters will showcase a collection of clothing and goods for the modern beer drinker. Evil Twin Hipster Ale will be served. Winner of the costume contest for best-dressed hipster wins two tickets to the Tragically Hip show that night. (Judging at 8 p.m.)

 

ALLAGASH & SIERRA NEVADA TAP TAKEOVER

WHEN: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

WHERE: Nosh Kitchen Bar, 551 Congress St., Portland; 553-2227

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Join the staff of Nosh Kitchen Bar as they host two legendary breweries in a tap takeover.

 

BAXTER BREWING CO. PRESENTS THE SQUID JIGGERS

WHEN: 8 p.m.

WHERE: Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland; 773-7210

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go (no cover).

DETAILS: Folk infused with barley, sugar, yeast, hops and water, and left to ferment. Sample 11 local craft brews.

 

RISING TIDE SHOWCASE

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Novare Res Bier Cafe, 4 Canal Plaza, Portland; 761-2437

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Browne Trading Co. will create food pairings to go with the Rising Tide brews.

 

GRITTY’S & LONG TRAIL NIGHT

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Pat’s Pizza, 30 Market St., Portland; 699-4455

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Sampling of Gritty’s and Long Trail, free 1-ounce tastes, beer swag giveaways.

 

3 DOOR SHUFFLE

WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Longfellow Square, Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Stop in at Longfellow Square and experience Pai Men Miyake, Petite Jacqueline and LFK. Each establishment will offer a different Allagash beer paired with a small dish representative of each restaurant’s style. The Allagash pairing at LFK will be a beer and Belgian Genever pairing featuring Diep 9.

 

WASHOUT WASHERS

WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: The Run of the Mill, 100 Main St., Saco

HOW MUCH: $12 per team of two

DETAILS: Washout Washers (washoutwashers.com) sponsored by the Maine Brew Bus. Win cash and prizes. Contact the Maine Brew Bus (200-9111) for more information and a ride to The Run of The Mill.

 

MAINE CASK FEST

WHEN: 5 p.m.

WHERE: Sebago Brewing Co., 211 Fore St., Portland; 775-2337

HOW MUCH: $5 for 12 ounces; $3 for 22-ounce Sebago draughts from 4 p.m. to close.

DETAILS: Sample fine Maine beers (Sebago, Rising Tide, Baxter, Marshall Wharf) from a Firkin. Drink with brewery owners and brewers.

 

SHIPYARD ALE SOCIETY

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: The Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave.; 772-0300

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Beer tasting.

 

NOV. 8

SMUTTYNOSE TAP TAKEOVER

WHEN: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

WHERE: Nosh Kitchen Bar, 551 Congress St., Portland; 553-2227

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Tap takeover with snacks and apps from Nosh.

 

BEER & CHOCOLATE TASTING

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Bier Cellar, 299 Forest Ave., Portland; 200-6258

HOW MUCH: Free

DETAILS: Local chocolatier Dean’s Sweets will be making beer truffles to pair with some selections from the Bier Cellar.

 

GEARY’S TAP & CASK TAKEOVER

WHEN: 5 p.m. to midnight

WHERE: The Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave.; 772-0300

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: An evening at Portland’s founding beer bar, featuring Maine’s first craft brewery.

 

MAINE TAP FEATURE

WHEN: 5 p.m. to midnight

WHERE: East Ender, 47 Middle St., Portland; 879-7669

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: A draft line-up of Maine’s craft beers, including Allagash, Baxter, Maine Beer Co, Oxbow and Rising Tide.

 

SHIPYARD BEER DINNER

WHEN: Light hors d’oeuvres at

6:30 p.m. in the lounge. Dinner starts at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Inn By The Sea, 40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth; 799-3134

HOW MUCH: $42

DETAILS: Dishes include a spicy fish taco, beef and acorn squash chili, braised short ribs and pumpkin creme caramel. Call to reserve, or book through Open Table.

 

SHIPYARD NIGHT

WHEN: Pub hours are 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.

WHERE: Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland; 773-7210

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Tap takeover featuring Shipyard brews.

 

A NIGHT OF OXBOW CURIOSITIES

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Novare Res Bier Cafe, 4 Canal Plaza, Portland; 761-2437

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Meet the new brewer from Philadelphia. Food pairings created by Browne Trading Co.

 

RED HOOK PRESENTS BBD

WHEN: 9 p.m.

WHERE: The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland; 775-2266

HOW MUCH: $5

DETAILS: Band Beyond Description, nominated as Portland’s Best Jam Band in 2012.

 

LOCAL POUR TOUR

WHEN: 12:45 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Starts and ends at The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland; 773-2469

HOW MUCH: $30, all inclusive

DETAILS: Get a first-hand look into the process of brewing, distilling and fermenting. The Maine Brew Bus will provide transportation to Urban Farm Fermentory, Bunker Brewing Company, Maine Mead Works and New England Distillery. Call 200-9111 for reservations.

 

MOUTH PARTY

WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland; 773-2469

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Taste 10 different hot sauces from mild to “sign-a-waiver hot” from Portland Rock Lobster, and wash it down with Goose Island Bourbon County Stout and Maine Mead Works Cider.

 

TASTING AT DOWNEAST BEVERAGE

WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Downeast Beverage, 79 Commercial St., Portland; 828-2337

HOW MUCH: Free

DETAILS: Allagash beer tasting.

 

ALL IPA AT LFK

WHEN: Hours are 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

WHERE: LFK, 188 State St., Portland; 899-3277

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: All IPA taps.

NOV. 9

BREWERY RUNNING TOUR

WHEN: 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

WHERE: Port City Running Tours: portcityrunningtours.com, portcityrunningtours@gmail.com or 956-3099

HOW MUCH: $20

DETAILS: Meet up at The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., and run to downtown breweries, including Rising Tide, Maine Mead Works and Shipyard. Sampling and brief stopovers along a 2-mile run. Saturday a women’s-only tour will be offered.

 

RISING TIDE BEER DINNER

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: The Farmer’s Table, 205 Commercial St., Portland; 347-7479

HOW MUCH: $60

DETAILS: Chef Jeff Landry’s menu will be paired with Rising Tide’s beers, including several limited releases. Nathan and Heather Sanborn, the owners of Rising Tide, will be there. A limited number of tickets are available downstairs, with special seating upstairs for a party of 12.

 

LOCAL BREW TV & BAXTER BREWING CO.

WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland; 773-2469

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Screening of Local Brew TV’s episode on Baxter Brewing Co., a special Firkin release of Baxter’s new Winter Brew and a brief presentation from friends of Baxter State Park.

 

BULL JAGGER NIGHT

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Novare Res Bier Cafe, 4 Canal Plaza, Portland; 761-2437

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Beers from Bull Jagger Brewery, with food pairings created by Browne Trading Co.

 

GEARY’S & LONGTAIL SPLIT TAKEOVER

WHEN: 5 p.m.

Where: Nosh Kitchen Bar, 551 Congress St., Portland; 553-2227

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Split takeover with Geary’s Porter, HAS and Hudson Red. Long Trail will be offering Imperial, Pumpkin and the Porter.

 

THE YORK COUNTY BOUNTY TOUR

WHEN: Noon to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Southern Maine

HOW MUCH: $55

DETAILS: Board the Maine Brew Bus and visit three breweries/brewpubs in southern Maine: Federal Jacks, Sebago and The Run of the Mill. Brewery tours, beer tastings, snacks and transportation all included. Call 200-9111 to purchase tickets.

 

NOV. 10

BREWERY RUNNING TOUR

WHEN: 10 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.; women’s only at 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Port City Running Tours: portcityrunningtours.com, portcityrunningtours@gmail.com or 956-3099

HOW MUCH: $20

DETAILS: Meet up at The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., and run to Rising Tide, Urban Farm Fermentory and Shipyard breweries. Sampling and brief stopovers along a 2- or 5-mile run.

 

RISING TIDE TAP TAKEOVER

WHEN: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

WHERE: Mama’s Crow Bar, 189 Congress St., Portland; 773-9230

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: A night on the East End featuring all Rising Tide Brews.

 

MAINE BEER CO. SHOWCASE

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Novare Res Bier Cafe, 4 Canal Plaza, Portland; 761-2437

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Brews from Maine Beer Company, with food pairings from Browne Trading Co.

 

THE CASCO FIASCO TOUR

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.to 5 p.m.

WHERE: City of Portland

HOW MUCH: $75

DETAILS: Hop on the Maine Brew Bus and visit four of Maine’s premier breweries and brewpubs to sample the variety of beer styles. Includes beer, lunch, tours, transportation and a snack. Stops include Allagash, Rising Tide and Sebago in Portland and The Run of the Mill in Saco. Call 200-9111 to purchase tickets.

 

WHOLE FOODS TASTING

WHEN: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset, Portland; 774-7711

HOW MUCH: Free

DETAILS: Sample Allagash brews.

 

WEST COAST THANKSGIVING

WHEN: Noon to 6 p.m.

WHERE: The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland; 773-2469

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: A special West Coast Thanksgiving fusion menu from the sausage maker and beer connoisseur. Features Lagunitas and Green Flash.

 

HOP SLAM SHOWDOWN 2012

WHEN: 4 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Downeast Beverage, 79 Commercial St., Portland; 828-2337

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: East Coast and West Coast IPAs will be featured.