Taste Portland on Tap A to Z Featuring 12 States and 4 Countries
With Portland On Tap offering over 120 different craft beers to sample and over 60 breweries, it can be overwhelming.
Here's one way you can tackle the event. Think of it like a scavenger hunt.
Take on Portland On Tap A to Z and on your journey, you'll be sampling beer from 12 different states and 4 different countries. (And get your tickets HERE!)
A-Angry Orchard Cider Company, Walden, NY-An old reliable and likely featuring a familiar classic, this is a great place to start.
B-Boston Beer Company, Boston, MA-Again, a familiar option to get your feet, and your whistle wet.
C-Crook & Marker, Hamilton Square, NJ-I'm very intrigued by their Coconut Pineapple offering.
D-Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE-Need to let something off your chest? Try Liquid Truth Serum
E-Take a break and EAT at one of the food vendors in attendance. You have a lot more beer to sample...
F-Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI-Mmm, Breakfast Stout? That's like, two of my favorite things!
G-Guinness, Saint James' Gate, Leinster Dublin, Ireland-Another familiar brand. Definitely check out their 200th Anniversary Export Stout.
H-Hidden Cove Brewing Company, Wells, ME-The first local brewery on this list. With names like Calignous and Fulmination, how can you not see what those are about?!
I-Island Dog Brewing, South Portland, ME-Try the blue beer. I mean it's not blue in color, at least I don't think so but it is called A Beer Called Blue.
J-Just have a good time! Pace yourself! You have a lot of beer to go. Grab a snack, listen to the band, or chat with friends.
K-Kona Brewing Company, Kailua Kona, Hawaii-Hey, if you're not in Hawaii, at least drink like you are!
L-Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA-Is Hazy Memory the beer to sample or just how you're going to be feeling at this point?
M-Magic Hat Brewing Company, South Burlington, Vermont-Get the giggles by trying Laughing Stock.
N-Narragansett Brewing Company, Pawtucket, RI-Del's Watermelon Shandy...you had me at watermelon!
O-Omission Brewing, Portland, OR-See what "the other Portland" has to offer for a classic Pale Ale.
P-Play some games! Cornhole, anyone?
Q-Quick bathroom break. You're going to need it.
R-Radeberger Gruppe, Frankfurt Am Main, Hessen, Germany-Try Schöfferhofer Pomegranate or Schöfferhofer Grapefruit. Bonus points if you can figure out how to pronounce "Schöfferhofer".
S-Smuttynose Brewing Co., Hampton, NH-Got a sweet tooth? Try their Wood Chop Chocolate Stout.
T-Threshers Brewing Co., Searsmont, ME-Back to Maine! Try their Citra IPA.
U-Unibroue, Cambly, Quebec, Canada-Ok, this is cool. Try À Tout Le Monde, a brew made at the request of Dave Mustaine, the lead singer of Megadeth.
V-Von Trapp Brewing, Stowe, VT-Definitely check out their Bohemian Pilsner.
W-Woodchuck Cidery, Middlebury, VT-Mix it up with Bubbly Pearsecco
X-Something catch your eye that's not on this list? Get an eXtra beer of your choice! Consider this your wildcard!
Y-York Beach Beer Company, York, Maine-At this point you're probably listening to Holly Heist and dancing madly backwards so you might as well be drinking a Dancing Madly Backwards.
Z-Truly Hard SeltZer, Boston, MA-End on a refreshing yet familiar Black Cherry Truly Hard SeltZer.