NOV. 1

• PUMPKIN PALOOZA

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

WHERE: Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Taste a collection of 10 pumpkin beers on tap. 

MBC NIGHT AT NOVARE RES

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Novare Res Bier Café,

4 Canal Plaza, Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Great deals featuring Maine Beer Co.’s finest brews and food pairings.

ALLAGASH/OXBOW NIGHT AT NOSH

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Nosh Kitchen Bar, 551 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Specials from both breweries. Executive chef Jason Loring will prepare Belgian-inspired cuisine to complement beers from Maine’s two Belgian focused breweries. Artwork from Portland artist Will Sears will be on display.

THE MAINE BREW BUS LOCAL POUR TOUR

WHEN: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pick up and drop off at the Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $60

DETAILS: Find out what libations Portland has to offer on The Local Pour Tour. Starts with a sausage and beer pairing at the Thirsty Pig, then guides you through Portland with stops at Maine Mead Works, Bunker Brewing Co., Urban Farm Fermentory, and Maine Craft Distilling. For more info go to themainebrewbus.com/tours

• GREAT LOST BEAR FEATURING D.L. GEARY

WHEN: Open 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

WHERE: Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Focus is on Portland’s first craft brewer, D.L. Geary Brewing Co. Serving Geary’s Pale Ale, Hampshire Special Ale, London Porter, Geary’s Autumn Ale. Brewery swag, reduced prices and possible appearance by Geary himself. 

• MAINE BEER TOURS

WHEN: 11:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pick-up/drop-off in front of Portland Lobster Company, 180 Commercial St.

HOW MUCH: $54; for more info go to mainebeertours.com/tours

DETAILS: Stops include Rising Tide Brewing Co., Maine Craft Distilling, Sebago Brewing Co. and Shipyard Brewing Co.

NOV. 2

•  20TH ANNUAL MAINE BREWERS FESTIVAL

WHEN: 1 to 5 p.m., and 6 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Dr.

HOW MUCH: $41; Tickets available online at mainebrewersfestival2013.eventbrite.com. Tickets are also available at RSVP and Gritty’s Brewtique.

DETAILS: Local food trucks, 20 Maine Breweries and live music.

• LOW ABV, BIG FLAVORS

WHEN: Noon to 8 p.m.

WHERE: The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go.

DETAILS: A collection of beers under 6%. Featuring NOTCH, High and Mighty and Stone.

THE MAINE BREW BUS CASCO FIASCO TOUR

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pick up/drop off at Sebago Brew Pub, 211 Fore St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $60; for more information go to themainebrewbus.com/tours

DETAILS: On this tour, we will guide you to four breweries in the Greater Portland area to discover the wide variety of styles and flavors of hand-crafted beers at Allagash Brewing Co., The Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery, Rising Tide Brewing Co. and Sebago Brewing Co. Included in the ticket price, you will receive beer samples at all locations, a full lunch at The Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery to help mop up all the delicious beer and a tour of at least one of the breweries.

• PORTLAND’S BREW PUBS

WHEN: Open 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

WHERE: Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go.

DETAILS: Some great local beers at a discount, and giveaways from Portland pubs.

THE MAINE BREW BUS FESTIVAL SHUTTLE

WHEN: 5 and 10 p.m.

WHERE: Pick up in front of Expo Center, drop off downtown Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

DETAILS: Voted Best Designated Driver, Lenny (The Green Brew Bus) will take you to your next stop in downtown Portland free of charge. All tips will be donated to Cultivating Community.

MAINE BEER TOURS & BREW CREW FESTIVAL SHUTTLE

WHEN: The shuttle will pick up in front of Gritty’s, 396 Fore St., at 12:45 p.m. and 1 p.m. Drop off will be in front of the Portland Expo, where the Maine Brewer’s Festival is being held. Maine Beer Tours will pick back up at 5 p.m. and drop off at Gritty’s.

HOW MUCH: Free

OXBOW RARE BOTTLE TASTING

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Novare Res Bier Café, 4 Canal Plaza, Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Head brewer Tim Adams will conduct a guided tasting of rare and vintage barrel-aged beers from Oxbow’s reserve stash of bottles. The event is limited to 24 participants and will be held in the back room. Select Oxbow drafts will also be available from the main bar all day.

MAINE BEER TOURS:

SATURDAY TOUR

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Pick-up and drop off in front of Portland Lobster Company, 180 Commercial St.

HOW MUCH: $54; for more info go to mainebeertours.com/tours.

DETAILS: Stops include Allagash Brewing Co., Rising Tide Brewing Co., Maine Mead Works and Bunker Brewing Co.

MAINE BEER TOURS:

HOPPY HOUR TOUR

WHEN: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pick-up and drop-off in front of Portland Lobster Company, 180 Commercial St.

HOW MUCH: $49; for more info, go to mainebeertours.com/tours.

DETAILS: Stops include Rising Tide Brewing Co., Bunker Brewing Co., Shipyard Brewing Co. and Urban Farm Fermentory

FIVE-MILE BREWERY

RUNNING TOUR

WHEN: 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $40; for more information, go to portcityrunningtours.com.

DETAILS: Stops at Rising Tide, Urban Farm Fermentory, and Sebago. Includes samples, a snack, and a PCRT coozie.

• THREE-MILE BREWERY

RUNNING TOUR

WHEN: 3 p.m.

WHERE: The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $40; for more information, go to portcityrunningtours .com.

DETAILS: Stops at Rising Tide, Urban Farm Fermentory, and Sebago. Includes samples, a snack, and a PCRT coozie.

NOV. 3

• GREAT LOST BEAR:

SHIPYARD MONKEY FIST

WHEN: Open 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

WHERE: Great Lost Bear/Port City Music Hall

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Great Lost Bear will pair its bacon jam wings with Monkey Fist at the Brewer’s Kitchen event, and Monkey Fist will be discounted all day and night at Great Lost Bear.

PEAK’S BAR HOP PROJECT

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: LFK, 188A State St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: This is an event to showcase this year’s hop harvest from our friendly hop farmers in Maine. LFK bartenders will be pouring pints of Peak Organic’s Fall Summit and IPA and dry hopping your beer right at the bar, adding three or four hop cones right to your glass.

NOV. 4

BAYSIDE NIGHT

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Nosh Kitchen Bar, 551 Congress, Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Featuring Bunker, Rising Tide, UFF and Maine Craft Distilling

GREAT LOST BEAR: ALLAGASH

WHEN: Open 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

WHERE: Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Pouring the Bear’s biggest seller, Allagash White, along with five other selections from the bar’s Allagash Alley taps. Discounts and swag. 

MARSHALL WHARF PARTY

WHEN: Opens at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Novare Res Bier Cafe, 4 Canal Plaza, Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Beer tasting and specials

NEW ENGLAND BEER DINNER

WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $50 including tax and gratuity

DETAILS: Hill Farmstead, High and Mighty, Cambridge Brewing Co., Rising Tide, White Birch, paired with five-course New England-style dinner. All brewers present for dinner.

NOV. 5

DOMESTIC BELIGAN NIGHT

WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Belgian beers on tap with Silver Moon Creamery Cheese pairings.

TALES FROM THE BREWHOUSE

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Andy’s Old Port Tavern, 94 Commercial St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Presented by Baxter Brewing. A night of unfortunate brewing stories told by local brewers.

GREAT LOST BEAR: MAINE BREWED PALE ALES

WHEN: Open 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

WHERE: Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: The bar will have Geary’s Pale Ale, Funky Bow End of the Line Pale Ale, Andrew’s English Pale Ale, Maine Beer Peeper Ale, Rising Tide Daymark, Bunker, Run of the Mill Alewife, and more.

 THE MAINE BREW BUS/PORTLAND TASTE TOURS TRAVELING BREWERS DINNER: BUNKER BREWING CO.

WHEN: 4:30 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Pick up and drop off at Bunker Brewing Co., 122 Anderson St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $85; to reserve a spot call 200-9111 or go to bunkerbeerdinner.eventbrite.com.

DETAILS: Make your way on a progressive brewers dinner with courses at Bunker Brewing Co., Sonnys, Local 188, and Salvage BBQ. Enjoy specially planned pairings at each stop with head brewer/owner Chresten Sorensen acting as host.

LAGUNITAS/GREEN FLASH FEATURED AT NOSH

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Nosh Kitchen Bar, 551 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: A tap takeover by Lagunitas and Green Flash; specials will be available.

SEBAGO PARTY

WHEN: Opens at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Novare Res Bier Cafe, 4 Canal Plaza, Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Beer tasting and specials

FERMENTATION DEMO, TALK AND TASTING – HARD CIDAH

WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St., Bay 4, Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

DETAILS: Join Dan Rudy, UFF’s new cidah maker as he demonstrates and discusses the wild and cultured home brewing of hard cidah. Anyone is free to bring their home brewed cider for evaluation.

ALLAGASH TAKEOVER

WHEN: Restaurant hours are 7:30 a.m. to close.

WHERE: Taco Escobarr,

548 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: All Allagash $3

DETAILS: Beer tasting

NOV. 6

CELLAR NIGHT

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Nosh Kitchen Bar,

551 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go.

DETAILS: Collection of bottled aged beer treats. Featuring some Allagash Confluence 2012

GREAT LOST BEAR MAINE-BREWED, BELGIAN-STYLE BEERS

WHEN: Hours 11:30 a.m. to

11:30 p.m.

WHERE: Great Lost Bear,

540 Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Selections from Allagash, Oxbow, Infiniti, Rising Tide and more.

ALLAGASH/SHELTON BROTHERS PARTY

WHEN: Opens at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Novare Res Bier Cafe,

4 Canal Plaza, Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Selections from Shelton Brothers and Allagash

BLIND IPA TASTING

WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $20

DETAILS: Blind beer tasting competition. Taste and identify all 10 IPA’s on draft. Ten-beer flight and mini-sampler tasting included in price. The person who can name all 10 correctly will win $500. In the event of a tie, the cash prize will be split. 

FOUNDERS OF MAINE BREWING DINNER

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $29.95 including gratuity; Call 773-7210 to reserve a ticket. Space is limited to 35 participants.

DETAILS: Four-course meal with a pairing of Geary’s and Shipyard with each course. D.L. Geary and Alan Pugsley will be speaking on the birth of Maine Brewing.

TRAVELING BEER DINNER: RISING TIDE BREWING CO.

WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Pick up and drop off at Rising Tide, 103 Fox St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $89; To reserve a spot call 200-9111 or visit risingtidebeerdinner.eventbrite.com.

DETAILS: Make your way on a progressive brewers dinner with courses at Outliers, Little Tap House, Portland & Rochester and Love Cupcakes. Each course paired with a Rising Tide beer.

• BATTLE OF THE IPAS

WHEN: Restaurant opens at 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: Taco Escobarr, 548 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Baxter, Otter Creek and Lagunitas all on draught all day $3; tacos $2 on special

• BREWS AND Q’S

WHEN: 5 p.m.

WHERE: Salvage BBQ,

919 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go for beers and BBQ

DETAILS: Join brewers for some BBQ, beers, and quality Q & A. There will representatives from each brewery ready to answer anything you can throw their way.

• FERMENTATION AND DISTILLATION DINNER

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: In’finiti Fermentation and Distillation, 250 Commercial St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $55 plus tax and gratuity

DETAILS: Five-course pairing, not just with beer, and live brewing and distilling.

• SPANISH/ITALIAN BEER INVASION WITH SHELTON BROTHERS IMPORTERS

WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Bier Cellar, 299 Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

DETAILS: Available for tasting: Toccalmatto Rehop, Toccalmatto Skizoid, Brewfist Caterpillar, Brewfist Spaceman, Naparbier Janis Porter, Naparbier Hopdoom, Panil Raphael, Marina Devil’s IPA and Marina Costa Brava.

• BATTLE OF THE IPAS

WHEN: Restaurant opens at 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: Taco Escobarr, 548 Congress, Portland

HOW MUCH: $3

DETAILS: Who’s got the best IPA? You decide…. Baxter, Otter Creek and Lagunitas on tap.

• FREE FERMENTATION DEMO AND HOMEBREW TASTING SESSION

WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St., Bay 4, Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

DETAILS: Join Host Greg Carine as he talks about and demonstrates the home brewing of beer. Participants are free share any homebrews you would like feed back on.

NOV. 7

• RISING TIDE NIGHT

WHEN: 4 p.m.

WHERE: Novare Res, 4 Canal Plaza, Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Tap takeover

• BROOKLYN/UINTA

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Nosh Kitchen Bar, 551 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Tap takeover

• GREAT LOST BEAR: MAINE-BREWED IPAS

WHEN: Open 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

WHERE: Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: The Bear will be pouring Sebago Frye’s Leap, Shipyard Monkey Fist, Baxter Stowaway, Marshall Wharf Big Twitch, Maine Beer Lunch, Funky Bow So Folkin’ Hoppy IPA, Boothbay Rippa IPA, Pising Tide Zephyr IPA, Bunker, Peak Organic IPA and more.

• DO WHAT’S RIGHT NIGHT

WHEN: 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Maine Beer Co., 525 U.S. Route 1, Freeport

HOW MUCH: $50; tickets available in the tasting room or online. Only 25 available. Call 221-5711 or go to brownpapertickets/event/494859.

DETAILS: Lots of beer, some snacks, and a chance to tour the brewery and meet the owners and brewers. Ticket price will be donated to Freeport Conservation Trust.

• ALLAGASH BEER DINNER

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Inn by the Sea, 40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth

HOW MUCH: $42

DETAILS: Beer dinner

• OVER THE HOPS

WHEN: 8 p.m.

WHERE: In’finiti, 250 Commercial St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $5 (proceeds go to charity)

DETAILS: A womens’ arm-wrestling competition in collaboration with the Maine Beer Mavens and the Superhero Lady Arm wrestlers of Portland. Includes food and beer specials, and a live DJ.

• SWEATER WEATHER FERMENTATION

WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: A night featuring dark beers and ciders, alongside Rock Lobster hot sauce tasting.

• LAGUNITAS/MAINE BEER CO. TASTING

WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Bier Cellar, 299 Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

DETAILS: Join the Bier Cellar and The Craft Beer Guild of Maine for a tasting and education on some West Coast favorites.

• MARSHALL WHARF BEER DINNER

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: East Ender, 47 Middle St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $65; Call 879-7669 to reserve

DETAILS: Featuring six Marshall Wharf Drafts paired with a five-course course menu.

• KOMBUCHA FERMENTATION DEMONSTRATION AND CONVERSATION

WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

DETAILS: Join master kombucha brewer Reid Emmerich as he demonstrates the home brewing of kombucha. Feel free to bring and share any homebrewed kombucha you would like feed back on. Kombucha starter kits available.

• MAINE BEER TOURS NEW BUS THANK-YOU PARTY

WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go specials on Maine beers; free snacks and giveaways from breweries

DETAILS: Maine Beer Tours finally has its new bus on the road, and they want to thank everyone who has helped along the way.

• HOP NIGHT

WHEN: Restaurant opens at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Local 188, 685 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: All things hoppy.

NOV. 8

• THE MAINE BEER MAVENS FIRST ANNIVERSARY PARTY

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Rising Tide, 103 Fox St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Maven-brewed beer and cheese pairing curated by Ruth Miller.

• GREAT LOST BEAR MAINE-BREWED SEASONALS

WHEN: Restaurant is open 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

WHERE: Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Serving Baxter Hayride Autumn Ale, Geary’s Autumn Ale, Peak Fall Summit Ale, Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale and perhaps some winter seasonals, if they are available.

• THE MAINE BREW BUS LOCAL POUR TOUR

WHEN: 12:30 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Pick up and drop off at The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $60; go to themainebrewbus.com/tours.

DETAILS: Find out what libations Portland has to offer on The Local Pour Tour. Start with a sausage and beer pairing at the Thirsty Pig and then enjoy stops at Maine Mead Works, Bunker Brewing Co., Urban Farm Fermentory and Maine Craft Distilling.

• IN’FINITY PARTY

WHEN: Venue opens at 3 p.m.

WHERE: Novare Res Bier Cafe, 4 Canal Plaza, Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Beer tasting.

• BROTHERS IN BREWING

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: A beer tasting featuring beers brewed by brothers

• SEBAGO 1,000 BREW

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Sebago Brew Pub, 211 Fore St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: The quad released at this party will be called “M,” as in 1,000. It will come along with a pairing menu.

 • FALL BEER NIGHT

WHEN: Restaurant opens at 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: Taco Escobarr, 548 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $3/beer

DETAILS: Pouring Gritty’s Halloween, Spaten Octoberfest, Peak Fall, Atlantic Brewing all on draught all day for $3. Tacos $2 on special.

• PRETTY THINGS/HIGH AND MIGHTY

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Nosh Kitchen Bar, 551 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Beer tasting and tap takeover

• MOVIE NIGHT

WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St., Bay One, Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: The first of many movies in the UFF Bay One Food Hub. Watch the Canadian cult classic, “Strange Brew.” Check out the new tasting room next door in Bay Two.

• FALL BEER NIGHT

WHEN: Restaurant opens at 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: Taco Escobarr, 548 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $3 pours

DETAILS: Pouring Gritty’s Halloween, Spaten Octoberfest, Peak Fall

• MAINE BEER TOURS

WHEN: 11:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pick up and drop off in front of Portland Lobster Co., 180 Commercial St.

HOW MUCH: $54; tickets at mainebeertours.com/tours.

DETAILS: Stops include Rising Tide Brewing Co., Maine Craft Distilling, Sebago Brewing Co. and Shipyard Brewing Co.

• IPA WAR

WHEN: Opens at 4 p.m.

WHERE: LFK, 188A State St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go.

DETAILS: The IPA war, various brewers bring their best IPAs to the battle.

• THE DARK KNIGHT

WHEN: Not available.

WHERE: Little Tap House, 106 High St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go.

DETAILS: A tap takeover with all beers dark and mysterious. Porters, stouts and black IPAs are the stars here. 

• REBEL HAPPY HOUR

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant, 72 Commercial St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go.

DETAILS: Join the Brewers of Samuel Adams as we introduce a brand new IPA to the city of Portland.

NOV. 9

• THREE-MILE BREWERY RUNNING TOUR

WHEN: Meet at 11:45 a.m.

WHERE: The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $40, includes samples and a snack; tickets at portcity runningtours.com.

DETAILS: Stops at Rising Tide, Urban Farm Fermentory and Sebago.

• PORT CITY RUNNING TOUR BEER WEEK SCAVENGER HUNT

WHEN: 1 p.m.

WHERE: Meet at Rising Tide Brewing Co., 103 Fox St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $20; To register and for more information: pcrt.eventbrite.com

DETAILS: You and a team of your friends, traverse the Portland peninsula on foot, while solving beer and history related trivia questions to complete a series of challenges. Prizes for the top teams, beer drinking bonus challenges, and an after party. This scavenger hunt will test your knowledge, and Google skills, as you travel up to 5 miles through the streets of Portland, visiting bars, breweries and landmarks in an attempt to be the fastest team to complete the challenge. Must be 21 or older to participate.

• WHERE THE WILD BIERS ARE (SOUR BIER FEST)

WHEN: Noon

WHERE: Novare Res Bier Cafe, 4 Canal Plaza, Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go.

DETAILS: “There should be a place where only the things you want to happen, happen.” – Maurice Sendak, “Where the Wild Things Are.” And that place is Novare Res for the Sour Bier Fest.

• NAPPI SESSION NIGHT

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Nosh Kitchen Bar, 551 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Beer tasting.

• GREAT LOST BEAR: THE NEWEST MAINE BREWERIES

WHEN: Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

WHERE: Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Beer tasting and specials

• THE MAINE BREW BUS CASCO FIASCO TOUR

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pick up and drop off at Sebago Brew Pub, 211 Fore St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $60; For tickets go to themainebrewbus.com/tours.

DETAILS: On this tour, visit four breweries in the Greater Portland area to discover the wide variety of styles and flavors of hand-crafted beers at Allagash Brewing Co., The Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery, Rising Tide Brewing Co. and Sebago Brewing Co. You will receive beer samples at all locations and a full lunch at The Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery, and a tour of at least one of the breweries. 

• EVOLUTION OF THE CAN

WHEN: Noon

WHERE: The Thirsty Pig, 37 Exchange St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go.

DETAILS: A selection of marketing breakthroughs of canned beer. Details and stories from the breweries behind the innovations.

• THE ZYMURGY HOME BREW TOUR

WHEN: 4 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Pick up and drop off at the Great Lost Bear, 540 Commercial St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $30; to reserve a spot, call 200-9111.

DETAILS: Hop on the bus for a tour of the home brew underground. Here is your chance to meet some of the up and coming brewers, pick their brains and see their set ups.

• MAINE BEER, CHOCOLATE AND MUSIC NIGHT

WHEN: 7 p.m. Phantom Punch and chocolate pairing, sponsored by Baxter Brewing Co. and Black Dinah Chocolates; at 8 p.m., Kurt Baker Band and guests

WHERE: Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $10; ticket price includes a pint of Phantom Punch and Black Dinah Chocolates while supplies last.

DETAILS: Phantom Punch release party

• REBEL IPA LAUNCH PARTY

WHEN: 5 p.m.

WHERE: Mesa Verde, 618 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Be among the first to try the brand new West Coast-style IPA from Samuel Adams. Prizes, giveaways, food specials and more. 

• MAINE BEER TOURS

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Pick up and drop off in front of Portland Lobster Company, 180 Commercial St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $54; mainebeertours.com/tours.

DETAILS: Stops include Allagash Brewing Co., Rising Tide Brewing Co., Maine Mead Works and Bunker Brewing Co. 

• MAINE BEER TOURS

HOPPY HOUR TOUR

WHEN: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pick up and drop off in front of Portland Lobster Company, 180 Commercial St.

HOW MUCH: $49

DETAILS: Stops include Rising Tide Brewing Co., Bunker Brewing Co., Shipyard Brewing Co. and Urban Farm Fermentory. 

NOV. 10

• ALLAGASH PRESENTS BEER DINNER AT BLACK BIRCH

WHEN: 5 p.m. arrival with dinner beginning at 5:30. Only a few seats left.

WHERE: Black Birch, 2 Government St., Kittery

HOW MUCH: $75

DETAILS: Beer dinner

• OXBOW/BUNKER SUNDAY FUNDAY

WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Sonny’s restaurant, 83 Exchange St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Join the crews from Bunker and Oxbow for brunch on the final Sunday of Beer Week. Choice beers from both breweries will be on tap, and Sonny’s full brunch and cocktail menu will be available.

• MEXICAN BEER AND BRUNCH

WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Taco Escobarr, 548 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Pay as you go

DETAILS: Sol, Dos Equis, and Pacifico, all $3.