Local Brews and Books; 4/29 to 5/5

beerbooksSince 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 29

Eliot’s Regatta Room is hosting a 5-course Shipyard Beer Dinner with Master Brewer Alan Pugsley. Tickets are $40 each, and the event starts at 6 PM (more info here).

At the Great Lost Bear, brews from Cape Ann Brewing Company will only be $2.99 a pint from 5-9 as this week’s microbrew showcase.

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.

China Uncovered author Jonathan Story is speaking at USM’s Glickman Library at 4 PM.

Saturday, May 1

Gritty McDuff’s in Auburn is throwing a release party for their (new?) summer ale Jay’s Bar Fly Blond Ale, a “light wheat-styled ale made with Pale, Wheat, Carmalt and Munich malts and finished with Cascade leaf hops.” The event will feature live music all day, specially-priced BBQ, and $2 blond ales all day.

BookWorks! in South Portland is hosting a day-long book sale, with all  proceeds going to benefit local non-profit STRIVE! All the books are prices from .50-$3.00, and are buy three, get one free.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! All day, local shops Casablanca Comics, Coast City Comics and Newbury Comics will have free comics and specials to celebrate the annual event that is Free Comic Book Day.

Novare Res‘ 2nd Annual Belgian Bierfest begins, and the event runs through May 20th. For three weeks, Novare will feature nothing but Belgian beers on tap.

Tuesday, May 4

Author Shain Cohen will be leading a presentation titled “The Forgotten Longfellow, Man in the Shadows, the Saga of Alexander Longfellow, Sr.” at the Maine Historical Society at noon. Alexander Longfellow Sr. is the subject of Cohen’s new book.

The Portland Public Library and Portland Stage Company present an interactive discussion and preview of the play Bach at Leipzig by Itamar Moses. Part of the “Page to Stage” series, the program runs from noon to 1 PM in the library’s Rines Auditorium.


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 contact@brewsandbooks.com.


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