Hey all – sorry it’s been a slow week posting-wise in the BAB world but I’ve been super busy. Anyway, I wanted to point out a few upcoming events to the Portland locals (and those who are within a short driving distance and are lucky enough to be blessed with a D.D.). First, two events at Novare Res. The first, which takes place tomorrow (July 1st) from 6-9pm, will feature somewhere between 10-12 kegs of special Allagash brews (on both draught and cask) and special guest appearances from Rob Todd and the other owners and brewers from Allagash.

The second event at Novare will take place next Tuesday (the 8th) and it’s one which I am REALLY excited for – a very rare event here in New England and definitely one worth traveling for. Sam Calagione and all of the other owners, brewers, assistant brewers, managers, sales folks, distro guys… literally EVERYONE who has any ties to Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware will be on hand pouring some rare Dogfish brews, answering questions and giving away tons of Dogfish Schwag. The event will last from 6-8pm only, though, so make sure and get there early!

If you’re in town this Wednesday (the 2nd), I will be hosting — along with Jason Burks (hopefully) of beerbloggers.com and the Maine Beer Writers’ Guild — the very first “Beer Connoisseur Tasting” (unofficial name; I don’t know the real one) evening at Prost! International Tap House from 6-7:00pm. So please come by, drink some good beers and introduce yourself.

And, speaking of Prost!, they’ve been selected as the July venue for the Maine Beer Writers’ Guild meet-up on Wendesday July 9th. Check out mainebeerwriters.org for more information.

And hopefully I’ll see you at the bar!



  1. You are invited to help support Project POOCH (www.POOCH.org) by attending POOCH in the Pub, a fun-filled evening at MacTarnahans Taproom on November 20th from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm at 2730 NW 31st Avenue in Portland! Your admission includes live music, food, 1 beer, and 5 raffle tickets. Bid generously on a huge assortment of auction items. For over 15 years, Project POOCH has provided opportunities for youth in corrections to develop the skills needed to become productive community members while saving the lives of hundreds of unwanted shelter dogs. Project POOCH matches youth incarcerated at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon with abandoned or abused shelter dogs. The youth work with their dogs daily and practice the principles of positive reinforcement and behavior modification. As the youth manage their dogs, they learn how to manage their own behavior. Project POOCH teaches responsibility and trust while helping the young men build a better future. They provide the dogs with food, shelter, patience and basic obedience training. Once the dogs pass the Canine Good Citizens test, the youth help find the dogs forever, loving homes. Thank you for helping to make POOCH in the Pub a huge success!Admission: $30 in advance; $40 at the door. Go to our website http://www.poochinthepub.org to purchase tickets. For more info, contact pooch_volunteers@yahoo.com

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