Back for 2022, Harvest on the Harbor is Portland, Maine’s highly anticipated food and drink festival celebrating premier Maine distillers, brewers, oyster farmers, and purveyors of outstanding hospitality.
Originating back in 2007, Harvest on the Harbor festival has been raising awareness of Portland’s expanding restaurant and hospitality scene by delivering big-time culinary experiences from Portland’s top independently-owned restaurants, bars, breweries, distillers and more, many who have earned accolades from James Beard and Good Food Foundation, World Beer Cup, and American Distilling Institute.
The kick-off for Harvest on the Harbor 2022 is Wednesday, October 26th and will run for three event-filled days, including a Zombie Class at Three of Strong Spirits, Oysterfest, Lobster Chef of the Year, and Meet Your Maker. Purchase tickets here.
Meet Your Maker
A “top-shelf” event held at O’Maine Studios, Meet Your Maker is a 21+ “spirited” gathering of Maine craft distillers. Happening Friday, October 28th, 2022 starting at 5:30 PM, ticket holders can sip on Maine-made spirits (gins, rums, vodkas, bourbons and more) and custom cocktails, meet Maine distillers, buy bottles to take home, and enjoy delicious bites.
Attendees will have the delightful opportunity to learn more about what it takes to survive and excel as a craft spirit maker. Exposed to the ingredients and spirit-making processes, guest will leave with a stronger appreciation for the quality of the end product. In addition to bringing bottles from their portfolios to sample, makers will also concoct exclusive custom cocktails for ticket holders to try. Evenings event will be topped off with New Orleans-style jazz by the Hadacol Bouncers and beer from Shipyard Brewing and Kit NA Brewing!
Liquid Riot – Small batch distillery in Portland, where each batch is uniquely hand crafted using ingredients from the land, fermentations from the brewery, and finally concoctions in the distillery. List of spirits include bourbon, whiskey, bierschnaps, rum, vodka and more.
Cold River Vodka – Meticulously handcrafts small-batch potato-based vodka for exceptional quality and genuine taste.
Batson River – Inspired by Maine’s outdoor heritage, craft and quality are at the forefront of Batson River’s brand. Spirits include agave, vodka, bull rum, gin and bourbon.
Three of Strong – A craft distiller in Portland that uses use 100% organic evaporated cane syrup and molasses, yeast, and pure water from Maine’s beautiful Sebago Lake to craft their rums.
Maine Craft Distilling –Crafting farm-to-flask spirits in Portland, Maine since 2012, including rum, vodka, blueberry liquor, gin, apple brandy and more.
Stroudwater Distillery –Un-buffeted by the fickleness of fad and fashion, Stroudwater’s spirits are “damn good, down to earth, and never fussy.” Spirts available include rum, vodka, gin, rye and more.
Round Turn Distilling – Located in Biddeford, Round Turn is known for their award-winning “Gin of the Year”, Bimini Gin. Featuring a clean citrusy flavor of grapefruit zest, coriander, and hops.
Sweetgrass Winery – Inspired by Maine’s unique growing seasons, Sweetgrass takes delight in finding new distillations to make from the bounty of Maine fruits and grains. Spirit list includes gin, brandy, rum, vermouth and more.
New England Distilling – Premium spirits handmade in Portland, Maine, founded from six generations of Rye Whiskey distilling. Spirit list includes rum, rye whiskey, bourbon and more.
Mossy Ledge Spirits – A distillery and tasting room that currently has 21 different spirits including cordials, whiskeys, vodkas, and rums.