Friday May 10, 2013 | 04:52 PM

The Maine Brewers' Guild annual festival has hit the big time. Unable to squeeze any more craft beer fans onto the grounds of the Boothbay Resort - where the sold-out event has been held for the past two years, the MBG has moved the whole shebang to Portland. "Craft Beer Comes to Maine State Pier" brings more than 30 Maine breweries to the city on Saturday, July 13 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The tasting and festival will also feature a special "from away" guest, Victory Brewing Company of Penn., as well as Charlie Papazian, president of the national Brewers Association and author of The Complete Joy of Home Brewing. Sebago Brewing Company will provide German-themed food
"The Guild is focused on making the festival a truly unique and top-notch experience,” said president Daniel Kleban. “We’ll have craft beers pouring from every Maine brewery outside on the ocean during the height of summer – it will truly be a special event not to be missed."

Obviously, this is a 21+ event and (less obviously, but sensibly) no pets are allowed. General admission tickets are $50 and include beverages, food and a commemorative glass. VIP tickets (you get a jump on things with admission at noon) are $75. Designated driver tickets are $25. Tickets are only available online and must be purchased in advance from Brown Paper Tickets. All proceeds support the Maine Brewers’ Guild.

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Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.

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