World premiere time…the new Cantillon that will be unveiled in Portland is – Lambic d’Haute Densité. A high density lambic, think of it as a Gueuze/Barley Wine. Maybe it’s best to just come to THE Festival and let Jean explain it to you. Happy Monday everyone.
Looking for something to do before or after THE Festival? Maine Beer Tours is excited to be working with The Shelton Brothers, and would like to offer a special to those attending THE Festival. Portland has an incredible beer scene, and we want to show you around town. Go to www.mainebeertours.com/
There will be a very very limited quantity of Westvleteren 12 available at each festival session. If you’ve always wanted to try this sought after beer, now’s your chance. We’re going to spread out the few remaining bottles we have over the 3 sessions, when it’s gone it’s gone.
We waited until April 2nd just so there’s no confusion. We ain’t foolin’. There will be a WORLD PREMIERE of a NEW CANTILLON BEER at THE FESTIVAL! For the moment, that’s all the details you get.
Somebody real smart once said: Man cannot live on beer alone. We’ve already confirmed two great local food artisans for THE Festival The Thirsty Pig http://www.thirstypigportland.com will be serving up their handmade sausages and pickled things and Bite Into Maine www.biteintomaine.com will offer their soon to be world champion lobster rolls.
Here’s an up to date list of Brewers, Cider and Mead Makers who will be at THE Festival in Portland
Shelton Brothers breweries:
8 Wired (New Zealand) ▪ Agullons (Catalonia, Spain) ▪ Amager Bryghus (Denmark) ▪ Anchorage (USA) ▪ Au Baron (France) ▪ Bad Attitude (Switzerland)▪ Baird (Japan)▪ Barfly/Laborotorio (Italy)▪ Blaugies (Belgium) ▪Brewfist (Italy) ▪ Brodie’s (England) ▪ Buxton (England)▪ Cambridge (USA)▪ Cantillon (Belgium) ▪ CCM (Catalonia, Spain) ▪ Celestial Meads (USA) ▪ Cidrerie Traditionnelle du Perche (France) ▪ Crooked Stave (USA)▪ De La Senne (Belgium) ▪ De Molen (Holland)▪ De Ranke (Belgium) ▪ Dieu du Ciel! (Quebec, Canada) ▪ Drie Fonteinen (Belgium) ▪ Freigeist (Germany) ▪ Green River Ambrosia (USA) ▪ Guineu (Catalonia, Spain) ▪ Haand (Norway) ▪ Het Nest (Belgium) ▪ High & Mighty (USA) ▪ Hill Farmstead (USA) ▪ Hogan’s (England) ▪ Isle of Skye/Arran (Scotland) ▪ Jester King (USA) ▪ Jolly Pumpkin (USA)▪ Kerkom (Belgium) ▪ Kissmeyer (Denmark) ▪ Kout (Czech Republic) ▪ Lagar de Ribela (Spain) ▪ Le Trou du Diable (Quebec, Canada) ▪ Mahr’s (Germany) ▪ Marina (Catalonia, Spain) ▪ Midtfyns (Denmark) ▪ Mikkeller (Denmark) ▪ Mjodhamnen (Sweden) ▪ Naparbier (Spain) ▪ Nebraska Brewing (USA) ▪ Nøgne Ø (Norway) ▪ Page 24 (France) ▪ Pays du Flamand (France) ▪ Prairie Artisan Ales (USA) ▪ Pretty Things (USA) ▪ Rappi Bier Factory (Switzerland) ▪ Renaissance (New Zealand) ▪ Ridgeway (England) ▪ Saint Somewhere (USA) ▪ Struise (Belgium) ▪ ‘t Hofbrouwerijke (Belgium) ▪ The Drunk Monk (Belgium) ▪ The Monarchy (Germany) ▪ Thiriez (France) ▪ To Øl (Denmark) ▪ Toccalmatto (Italy) ▪ Trois Dames (Switzerland) ▪ Weissenohe (Germany) ▪ Yeastie Boys (New Zealand)
12% Imports breweries:
Evil Twin Brewing (DK/US)-Stillwater Artisanal (US)-Omnipollo (SE)-Gueuzerie Tilquin (BE)-Brouwerij Hof ten Dormaal (BE)-Hopfenstark (CA)-Brasserie Cazeau (BE)-Local Option (US)
and some great local producers….Allagash, Bull Jagger, Maine Beer Co, Maine Mead Works, Marshall Wharf, Oxbow and Rising Tide!
Some big Festival news – We’re saving some cases of Blaugies/Hill Farmstead Brewery La Vermontoise for THE Festival! But don’t spend all your drink tickets in one place because we’re also going to be busting out world premieres of De Ranke XXX Bitter (yes that’s 3 Xs) and the new BINK IPA from Brouwerij Kerkom. Check back here regularly because we’ve got a whole lot more to announce. We’ll be posting a beer list soon.
There are some great local producers joining us at THE Festival : Allagash, Bull Jagger, Maine Beer Co, Maine Mead Works, Marshall Wharf, Oxbow and Rising Tide.