Since I know I have quite a few local readers here at Brews and Books, I’ll be posting a weekly round-up of beer- and book-related events in southern Maine. If you’re in the Portland area, hopefully this keeps you abreast of some of the cool events happening in your backyard. If you aren’t, here’s your excuse to come to Maine!
Thursday, April 22
At the Portland Public Library, poet Wesley McNair will be presenting as part of the Brown Bag Lecture Series from 12-1.
At the Great Lost Bear, brews from Maine’s Peak Organic will only be $2.99 a pint from 5-9 as this week’s microbrew showcase.
At Longfellow Books, Editor Mark Chimsky-Lustig and contributing author Nicole Chaison will be at the store at 7 PM to talk about their new book Creating a Marriage You’ll Love.
Weekly Gank the Goblet night at the Lion’s Pride in Brunswick; order a brew from the Lion’s Pride’s featured brewery and you get to keep the glass! Call for more details.
Friday, April 23
At the Portland Public Library, novelist James Hayman (author of The Cutting) will be presenting as part of the Brown Bag Lecture Series from 12-1.
Saturday, April 24
Activist, poet and cultural icon John Sinclair will be reading at the North Star Music Cafe at 9PM, backed by jazz group The Free Radicals.
Lit, a new monthly “literary happening”, debuts at Mayo Street Arts at 8PM. The event features readings by Nathan Amadon, Dennis Camire, Paul Haley, Nancy Henry, Steve Luttrell, Michael Macklin, and April Singley, with an open reading by other local writers.
Wednesday, April 28
The Royal River Grillhouse in Yarmouth is having their 3rd Annual Allagash Beer dinner, with food and drink expert Naomi Moore and executive chef David Robinson acting as guides.
Sebago Brewing Company will have their new Milestone Ale on cask at all four Sebago brewpubs. The casks are tapped at 5 PM for this one-time-only event.
If you know of or are hosting an event related to beer or books in the Portland area and would like to see it mentioned here, drop me a line at email@example.com.