Welcome to the first Beer Geek Update on the Old Port Blog! Every so often I will update you on the latest news and events that is happening with craft beer in the Old Port.
Oxbow + Outliers = Oxtravaganza: May 24 + 25
Outliers welcomes Oxbow Brewing Company, a farmhouse brewery out of Newcastle, to takeover their Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch on May 24th and 25th. The price is $75 per person and will include the dinner with the pairing of Oxbow’s fine hand crafted beers.
Allagash Helps Preble Street Resource Center With Beer: May 14
Maine’s premier Belgian brewing company Allagash is hosting an 8 course dinner at their brewery for the Preble Street Recourse Center in downtown Portland. The dinner will feature food and desert from:
- Gelato Fiasco
- The Thirsty Pig
- Rosemont Market
- BP & ME
- Winter Hill Farm
- La Creme Chocolat
Tickets are $45 per person. This event celebrates the American Craft Beer Week that lasts from May 12-18th.
In other Allagash news:
Allagash will be bottling and selling their NEW one-off beer called Little Sal. This beer is a sour beer that was brewed with one pound of Maine blueberries per gallon and aged in barrels for a year and a half. Available May 19th at the brewery. Get it while they have it!
Novare Res Bier Cafe Turns 6 & Pours Belgian Bieres! May 1-20
Starting last Friday (May 1st) and ending May 20th Novare Res Bier Cafe is having their 6th annual Belgian Biere Fest. This is a great way to celebrate the Belgian style of craft beer at your favorite beer cafe in downtown Portland. They plan to pour Cantillon, De Struise, Dupont, and many many more! Get out there and enjoy the Novare Patio and have a Belgian Biere!
In other Novare news:
Novare turns 6 years old on May 21st. They are planning to have some amazing beers on tap to celebrate their birthday with you.
Rising Tide Brewing Company Is Busy This Summer!
Rising Tide just announced their summer hours: they are now open every Monday-Saturday 12-7PM and Sunday from 12-5PM. That’s right, you can now fill your Rising Tide growlers every day this summer!
May 18th – Rising Tide is host to Port Cit Running Tour’s first in a series of fun run ~5K races. From 12:30-3PM. Registration is $25 and includes a free beer.
Rising Tide is also hosting a fundraiser at Andy’s Old Port Tavern! They are having another release party for their summer beer Maine Island Trail Ale (MITAle). There is live music and MITAle on tap. Proceeds go to the Maine Island Trail Association.
You can also meet Rising Tide’s brewers & staff at Sonny’s Portland on Mother’s Day (May 11th). The brunch is from 10AM-2PM and will have live music and Rising Tide Beers on tap.
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