Cheers to Portland Beer Week!
October 26, 2018
November means that it is time for Portland Beer Week! We love this celebration of all things beer, in which breweries and venues create fun ways to explore different angles of this industry. Here is a preview of just some of the great events on tap during the week.
Now in its seventh year, Portland Beer Week has become a can’t miss week of celebration for Maine beer enthusiasts.
Based on a series of events celebrating all things beer, it’s a great time for the local craft brewing industry as well as local businesses in general.
Many businesses create special events to be a part of the week. Below you will find a list of the Maine Brew Bus events during Portland Beer Week.
Want it all on one page, along with our scheduled tours for the week? Here is a PDF version for download.
Tuesday, November 6th
Maine Beer Campaign Party
We have partnered once again with Slab Sicilian Street Food to present our annual Election Night tap takeover event on Tuesday, November 7th. This event will showcase over 20 different breweries featured on our tours.
From open to close guests at Slab will be able to choose their favorite beer from the selections available, each grouping representing a different tour on The Maine Brew Bus. Every beer that day will have special pricing, $6 for a 12-ounce pour size. This is a pay-as-you-go event.
Each brewery will only have one sixtel available for sale on that day, and if that keg runs out first in their tour group then that brewery wins that group. If a keg does not run out, then the brewery who sells the most pours out of our their group will win.
Winners from each tour group will later become a Featured Brewery of the Week at Slab, a special week of their own with three draft lines available. The announcement of the tour group winners will be made at 9pm.
Sunday. November 11th
Zymurgy Home Brew Tour
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Presenting our annual Zymurgy Home Brew Tour with the Portland Mashing Maineiacs homebrew club.
There are nearly 7.000 breweries now in the US, and 130 of them are in Maine. On average at least two breweries open every month in this state.
Did you ever wonder where all of these new brewers are coming from? Look no further than the homebrew underground., and we will take you there on this special tour.
Join our special guest guide, Gregg Carine, as we travel to visit three local home brewers who will open up their residential breweries for us. We’ll see their operations, and learn more about their inspiration for brewing quality beer.
This tour is your chance to meet up-and-coming brewers, some of whom are straddling the line between professional and amateur. Pick their brains, learn their stories, and examine their set-ups. We will find out how our hosts got started and what it is that drives them to produce their own beer for a limited audience.
COST: $45/person (ticket price includes a hearty snack as well as a tasting glass, which you get to keep at the end of the tour)
Other Portland Beer Week Events We Love
It’s always a super busy week, just check out the full schedule.
Watch for our team in attendance at these other great #207beerweek events (and probably more):
- Sunday 11/4
- Monday 11/5
- Tuesday 11/6
- Wednesday 11/7
- Thursday 11/8 5-10pm
- Friday 11/9
- Saturday 11/10
Curling and Brew Tour
Haven’t you always wanted to try curling? Now you can, on the ice with experts and enjoy a brewery tour after.
Join us on select Fridays for our Curling and Brew tour with the Pine Tree Curling Club!
Zymurgy Home Brew Tour
Learn about local home breweries, and the people behind them.
Join our special guest guide, Gregg Carine, as we travel to visit three local home brewers who will open up their residential breweries for us. We'll see their operations, and learn more about their inspiration for brewing quality beer.
The Maine Brew Bus
79 Commercial Street (Old Port Spirits)
Portland, ME, 04101