October 30, 2013

Portland Beer Week Schedule: Friday-Nov. 10

Here’s a detailed look at all the events.

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

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