#PortlandBeerScout June 12th | Portland Old Port

#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:

The Thirsty Pig

banded horn brewing green warden release

Last night (June 11th) The Thirsty Pig hosted Banded Horn as they re-released their Greenwarded IPA. The unique ingredient, spruce tips, were hand picked during a Beer School event with the Banded Horn boys. The spruce tips gave it a great piny flavor that goes very well with IPAs. Even though the beer has been tapped out at The Pig, the Game Warden Sausage is still being served. That is made with Spuce Tips and Banded Horn’s Pepperal Pilsner. You can also enjoy Banded Horn’s Mountain, a Russian Imperial Stout.

beers on tap at the thirsty pig maine

Other than the Banded Horn Brewing Company beers that were leftover from the night before, The Thirsty Pig had a great beer selection. Fluxus is a bier de miel style that weighs in at 8.8% ABV. Fluxus uses Allagash’s house yeast (which is yummy) and honey that they harvest from the brewery. Yes, Allagash has their own bees and beekeeper.

There was also Bissell Brother Brewing Company Bucolia as well as Maine Beer Company’s Lunch IPA for you hop heads out there.


maine beers on tap at sonny's

Sonny’s had their regular selection of breweries like Foundation, Bunker, Oxbow, and Allagash. The selection is very summer-forward and delicious. Otter Creek’s Fresh Slice is on tap, which is very drinkable. Allagash White, Banded Horn Pepperel Pilsner, Bunker Eat The Sun Pale Ale, and Oxbow Grizacca are all on tap as well.

Portland Hunt & Alpine Club


food at hunt and alpine club portland maine

I walked into The Portland Hunt and Alpine Club and munched on their popcorn with green chili, butter, and Parmesan, pictured above.

bissell brothers substance on tap in portland maine

They had their staples of breweries that they normally have. Very summer forward in styles, similar to Sonny’s. Rising Tide Brewing Company’s Spinnaker is on tap. Spinnaker is a hefeweizen that’s one of my favorite summer styles and this is a great example of one. They also had Oxbow’s Loretta, Bissell Brother’s Substance, and Bunker Brewing Machine Pilsner on tap.

Liquid Riot

liquid riot craft beer portland maine

Liquid Riot is at it again with their phenomenal hoppy beers. This time with their Mob Scene IPA and I.P.A.wesome Vol. IV, pictured above with Liquid Riot’s new food menu. The Mob Scene IPA is a dank IPA brewed with American and New Zealand hops: Centenial, Rakau, Simcoe, Motueka, Southern Cross, and Columbus hops. The I.P.A.wesome Vol. IV is the 4th installment in their “awesome series” IPAs that uses an experimental hop called NJ007.

Portland Lobster Company

portland lobster company craft beer

Portland Lobster Company (PLC) is known for always carrying local beers in bottle and on tap. Their bottles are 100% Maine brewed beer, as pictured above.

portland lobster company local rotating beer taps

PLC also has 2 rotating taps that are also strictly Maine-made. This time they have Maine Beer Company Zoe, a hop forward amber ale that weighs in at 7.2% ABV. Gneiss Tomahawk is a wheat-based IPA made with Epoch and Tomahawk hops that tastes awesome!

Benjamin Moore
The Active Beer Geek



About Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore is a craft beer blogger based in Southern Maine, his blog Active Beer Geek is dedicated to craft beer and fitness. Ben is a communications student at USM. Host of #BeerChat every Thursday night at 9pm EST on Twitter, a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, long distance running, kilt wearing member of the Novare Res Uprising.