Limited-edition brew to benefit the bay

HERE’S ANOTHER EXCUSE to have a beer: Allagash Brewing Company is releasing its Vrienden (“friends” in Flemish), a collaboration with New Belgium Brewing in Colorado. Only 1,500 bottles will be sold, with the proceeds going to Friends of Casco Bay.

WHEN: Sales begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Allagash Brewery, 50 Industrial Way, Portland

HOW MUCH: $10 per bottle, limit two bottles per person

INFO: 878-5385

MOFGA invites you  to ‘Grow Your Own’

IF THE WARMING DAYS have you thinking about summer and fresh, local food, check out one of the 30-plus “Grow Your Own Organic Garden” workshops sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. You’ll get a resource packet and some free organic seeds.

WHEN: Most workshops will take place 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

WHERE: Various locations (see website for list)

HOW MUCH: $5 materials fee for most