Weekend Guide March 24th-26th 2017

Friday, March 24th– This Friday, March 24, 2017, at H.O.M.E – Portland House of Music and Events the annual Stache Pag is back! Part talent show, part costume contest, part facial hair competition, it’s the 2017 Stache Pag. Grab your tickets and come join the fun as mustachioed men (and facial hair-clad women!) perform for your adulation while competing for the title of the 10th Annual Mr. Stache Pag. The competition will begin at 9:00 pm Sharp. Contestants will strut their stuff on the catwalk while the host announces his name and a few observations. Each mustachio gets five seconds and some funky music to work with. After the first round, competitors will enter into the talent portion of the show. Awards and the “Mr. Stache Pag- Best in Show,” will directly follow. [Read more…]

Maine Breweries Are Top Winners at Great American Beer Festival

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Maine brewers did our state proud at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) awards, which were handed out this past weekend in Boulder, Colorado, and is the largest commercial beer competition in the world. [Read more…]

Beer Samples Take Flight In Portland

Beer Samples Take Flight In PortlandThe past 4 years have shown that Portland is a formidable force in the craft beer industry. Heck, 4 years? You can also say for the past 32 years since DL Geary’s incorporated that Portland, Maine has made big impacts on the beer industry. I’ve ran into beer geeks who take their annual beercations to Portland just from what they’ve heard online about our local beer. I want to show these people what Maine has to offer for craft beer in their limited time here. The best way to do that? Beer flights. [Read more…]

Swashbuckling Scallywags Tap Takeover At Sea

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Avast ye mateys, and mark your calendars for August 19th for the Swashbuckling Scallywags Tap Takeover At Sea! We will hoist the Jolly Roger and be setting sail at 7pm Maine State Pier, leaving the Portland peninsula behind for 3 hours of swashbuckling excitement. Wear your best pirate attire, lest ye be forced to walk the plank!

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#PortlandBeerScout July 24th

#PortlandBeerScout July 24th

THE beer festival of the year in Maine is happening tomorrow at Thompson’s Point. The most amount of Maine breweries will be poured at Thompson’s Point. It’s being hosted by the Maine Brewers’ Guild where the proceeds will go back into the Guild to help with Maine beer legislation and education throughout the state. The Guild fest 3 years ago in Boothbay Harbor was my first experience with beer fests. Since then, the Guild’s fests have always stood out as well organized and very clean. [Read more…]

The North Point: Bistro Dining and Drinks at the Fringe of the Old Port

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The North Point is right in the Old Port, but just slightly off the beaten path and enough so that you may not have visited yet. If that’s the case, we recommend you add it to your rotation of happy hour destinations. [Read more…]

#ThePortlandBeerScout – June 10th

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Friday keeps coming back every week and it brings awesome Maine beers on tap in the Portland Old Port. This week I paid Liquid Riot, Novare, The Thirsty Pig, and Portland Lobster Company a visit to see what they had ton tap for delicious craft beers. Here’s what they had on tap! [Read more…]

#PortlandBeerScout – July 3rd

#PortlandBeerScout - July 3rd

Craft beer is in plentiful amount this week in the Portland Old Port. This week we are keeping it simple with the #PortlandBeerScout by celebrating the 20th birthday of Allagash Brewing Company and Dogfish Head Brewery Company. [Read more…]

#PortlandBeerScout June 19th

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I smelled some tasty beverages from the east end of the Old Port and decided to venture in that direction. I’ve noticed that most of the places I’ve covered sine scouting beers on Friday nights have been in the prime area of the Old Port. And why not? Most people are going to go out in the heart of downtown Portland anyway when they decide to drink good beer. But there are so many other great places in the Old Port in the East End area that pour impressive craft brews. The lesson I learned from the East End was they love Maine beer, ALOT. [Read more…]

#PortlandBeerScout June 12th

#PortlandBeerScout June 12th

The weekend is full of beer drinking during Old Port Festival. Why not drink at local places with local craft beer? There are so many beers on tap around the Portland Old Port that are perfect for summer and day drinking. Here is what’s on tap: [Read more…]