Maine Beer Company has announced its new releases, including Prince Persy Pilsner. Contributed / Maine Beer Company

June 7 sees the release of Good Food award winner Prince Percy Pilsner in the bottle and on draft from Maine Beer Company. On June 15, Peeper Pale Ale Batch 500 will be released in bottles, and on June 18, Black Barn Program No. 22 India Pale Ale will be released in bottles and on draft. More releases later in the month. 525 U.S. Route 1, Freeport.

Sande Updegraph lives in Brunswick and is a longtime food writer. She can be reached at [email protected]

Moderation Brewing on Maine Street in Brunswick is reopening with outdoor seating in the beer garden and front tables. In the coming weeks the beer garden will expand a bit into the parking area. In the meantime, the tasting room now includes a market with beer, hard seltzers, cheeses, art and other local products. Hours are 4:45-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 103 Maine St., 406-2112.

V-Formation White Ale is back at Flight Deck Brewing, 11 Atlantic Ave., Brunswick Landing. The recipe has been tweaked slightly for a smoother taste.

Stars & Stripes Brewing Co. in Freeport just released an Air Force-themed beer called The Brew Yonder; its flagship beer is Semper Fi.P.A. A portion of sales support veterans organizations. 8 Varney Road.

“Wine Weirdo Wednesdays” are starting this month at Vessel & Vine, 4 Pleasant St., Brunswick. These classes, held from 6-7:30 p.m., include wine tastings, fun information and an appetizer plate to pair with the wines. The schedule is June 9, sparkling wines; June 16, Greek wines; June 23, rose and orange wines; and June 30, vermouth. $45/person. Call 721-3000 to reserve a spot.

Vessel & Vine is now carrying bread and pastries from Bread and Friends in Portland on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. or until supplies run out. Early arrival is best. Bread and Friends uses whole grains and natural leavening and makes a variety of loaves, including spelt/rye, oat porridge and sesame whole wheat.

Noble Kitchen + Bar at the Brunswick Hotel is open once again for dining in and on the patio. The hours are 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday,  5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday. New menu items include Market Vegetable Tempura, Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin, Grilled Broccolini and Bourbon Vanilla Panna Cotta. 4 Noble St., Brunswick, 607-4040.

Makers on Main is back in Freeport beginning Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with local foods, beverages and crafts arrayed along Main Street. Details at

Foraging sessions led by David Spahr through Merrymeeting Adult Education are being offered once a month throughout the summer. The classes are from 1-3:30 p.m. and start and end at Bowdoinham Town landing. The cost is $40/person in June and $50 in July and August. The dates are June 27, July 18 and Aug. 15. Sign up at

The breakfast buffet is back from 7-9:45 a.m. in the Maine Harvest Restaurant at Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport. The cost is $20.95/person and reservations are required at 865-9377.

The School House 1913 in Harpswell is planning a wine dinner for the end of June. The date and details are still being finalized, but this is yet another sign of returning to normal life. The new hours for dining in and on the deck are 4:30-8 p.m. Thursday, 4:30-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Reservations are encouraged at 295-2029.

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