Inaugural Portland, Maine Brew Festival Announced

on 07/08/11 at 1:25 pm

Beer, EVENTS

September 3-4 Event to Spotlight Regional Beers and Highlight Home Brewing.

Portland business owner Mak Sprague announced today plans for the inaugural Portland Brew Festival, a new beer-centric event scheduled for September 3-4 to be held at the Portland Company Complex at 58 Fore Street in Portland.

Designed for ale aficionados and brew neophytes alike, the festival is designed to embrace the brewing community and give beer devotees the opportunity to discover both high-profile and up-and-coming regional craft beers.

“The response to a festival that showcases an array of craft beer producers from all over New England has been very positive,” explained Sprague. “Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut, for example, all have some fantastic small batch productions, and we want folks to learn what’s out there and how intriguing the products are.”

More than 25 beer producers including Sam Adams and High and Mighty (Massachusetts); Switchback Brewing and Woodchuck Cider (Vermont); and Prodigal Brewing and Tuckerman’s Brewing (New Hampshire) have already committed to the festival along with Shipyard, Baxter Brewing, Seadog, Casco Bay Brewing and Fatty Bampkins cider (Maine). Additions are being made regularly, and Sprague plans to have more than 25 total brewers on site.

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