Tonight is the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Rally at the Allagash Brewing Co. The event runs from 5:30 - 7:30pm at the brewery, and none other than the “Godfather of Beer” Mr. Charlie Papazian (Brewers Association President and founder of the Great American Beer Festival in Denver) will be there to greet his fellow homebrewers!
I’m pretty excited. I haven’t been to Portland in probably close to two years, and it will be my first visit to the Allagash Brewery. By now you’re probably familiar with Mike, and he’s coming along too! We also have tentative plans to grab a bite to eat at Nosh Kitchen Bar, Gritty McDuff's, and perhaps a visit for some beers at Novare Res Bier Café – both in Portland. My buddy Tristan Omand is actually performing some of his new music live tonight at Slainte Wine Bar & Lounge not too far at 10pm. Seeing how we’re staying in Old Orchard Beach overnight, I think a nightcap at Jimmy the Greek’s as well. No matter what we wind up doing, there’s plenty to keep us busy!
Tonight’s AHA Rally is free to all current AHA Members. Non-members can register for the AHA at the door for a discounted price (I think it’s $35).
Here are the full details of tonight’s event:
Rally Host: Allagash Brewing Company
Address: 50 Industrial Way Portland, ME 04103
-Meet special guest Charlie Papazian!
-Meet Rob Tod and the Allagash brewers.
-Take a VIP brewery tour of Allagash, Maine Beer Co and Rising Tide Brewing Co.
-Special Beer Release Free Gift to Attendees: a 10oz Allagash Chalice
-An opportunity to mingle with local homebrewers.
-Chance to win great prizes from the AHA and Host!
I'm looking forward to meeting up with some MAINEiacs tonight who enjoy some tasty brew and the craft of beer!