Just a quick update/reminder/announcement that the annual Maine Brewers Festival is coming right up. Maine’s largest brewfest is next Saturday November 7th at the Portland Expo Building here in Portland, Maine. This year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever, with many old-time Maine favorites returning to the festival after various hiatuses (hiati?), including Allagash Brewing and DL Geary’s. Plus this year’s festival will include festival first-timers, Maine Beer Co. (check out my recent interview with the company’s founders) and potentially the small one-man show that is the Freeport Brewing Co.
Best of all, this year’s festival will include, for the first time ever, a table near the registration booth featuring the Maine Brewers’ Guild and the Maine Beer Writers’ Guild. A table being manned by yours truly (and Josh from brewsandbooks.com) all afternoon! So if you’re a regular reader, please be sure and stop by the booth and introduce yourself and pick up some literature. If you’re new to Maine or new to craft brew, stop by and have any questions you can think of answered (technically that’s what we’ll be there for). And best of all, I’ll be blogging and Tweeting (and maybe streaming some video, if I can figure it out in time) live from the festival. Be sure and follow me on Twitter and watch for the Hash Tag #mebrewfest to stay up to date.
But if you plan to attend, you’d better hurry because as of this past Monday, the Sebago brewpubs had only about a dozen tickets left among them and RSVP beverage on Forest Ave had “less than 100 tickets left” and, well, that’s it! So it sounds like not only will there be no tickets left at the door this year, but there might not be any left by the time you read this!
If you did get your tickets in time, I’ll see you there!