Yes Brewing (facebook, instagram) is scheduled to open at today at 3:30. They’re located at 609 Main Street in Westbrook behind Mister Bagel.
The American Journal has published an article about Yes Brewing,
“Our whole angle is to brew normal brew styles with out of the box ingredients to keep things interesting,” [co-owner Cameron] Ingrahim said. “We like interesting beers so we wanted to reflect that here.”
While the brewery will have a standard double dry hopped pale ale, it will also serve a pineapple mosaic Berliner Weisse, a jalapeno pale ale and a mint IPA (India Pale Ale). Customers can purchase five- and 10-ounce pours as well as growlers to take home.
Allagash is slated to release a new small batch beer on Saturday. Lieven is,
Named for a Belgian barkeep, Lieven is a blend of Flemish sour red and sour brown ale. The sour brown ale aged for four years in an American oak barrel, while the sour red aged for one year in a New England Distilling rye whiskey barrel. In this blend, aromas of strawberry, apricot, and caramelized sugar share the stage with flavor notes of dried fruit, toasted marshmallow, and a delicate hint of oakiness.
Also on Saturday, Allagash will release the 2017 edition of Cuvée d’Industrial.
Cong Tu Bot (facebook, tumblr, instagram, twitter) is gearing up in time to participate the Inner Washington Block Party. They’ll be serving “cà phê sữa đá and a tiny-we’re-not-sure-if-we’re-ready-but-hey-let’s-ride-menu of snacks“. The initial snack menu will not include Phô.
They’ll open with a full(er) menu and regular schedule of hours at a too be determined later date.
Owners Martha Leonard and Niky Walter plan to open Maiz Colombian Street Food (facebook) this Saturday.
Maiz is located on the second floor of the Public Market House. Maiz will serve “modern twists on the traditional Colombian” arepas. In the morning they will also have on the menu a “pan-de-bono, a savory cheese bread made with yucca flour”. Maiz will also serve Colombian coffee and lemonades in fruit and coconut flavors.
Maine Juice Company has leased the former Home Catering Co. spot at 129 Spring Street where they plan to open their first direct retail establishment.
Owner Krista Kern Desjarlais is temporarily closing The Purple House after this Sunday so she can devote her and her time to running Bresca and the Honey Bee during the remainder of the summer.
She plans to reopen The Purple House in October and to also start her monthly TPH dinner series in September.
Staff shortage have driven the change in plans.
Full Plate Full Potential, the Maine organization fight childhood hunger in the state, is expanding to the Midcoast with an event at 250 Main in Rockland. Chef Kerry Altiero from Cafe Miranda, Michael Mastronardi from Yardbird Canteen, Maine Street Meats, and Chartrand Imports are participating in the event.
The Press Herald has published a “field guide to a half-dozen of the city’s finest burgers”.
Eat enough hamburgers, and you start to see how varied, how individual they can be. Every time I sampled a new one, I thought about its unique identity. Then during one meal, it hit me mid-bite, juice dripping onto a sheet of wax paper: Burgers are like people. Each has a unique character, inherited from those who created it. Some you like, some you don’t, and that’s okay.
The good folks at Knack Factory has produced a wonderful video about Rabelais Books and its owner, resident bibliomaniac and culinary historian, Don Lindgren.
The businesses along the in-town stretch of Washington Ave are having a block party this Saturday.
Participating food vendors include: Oxbow, Maine Mead Works, Hardshore Distilling, Terlingua, Izikaya Minato, Silly’s, Cong Tu Bot, Coffee by Design , Flying Fox, A&C Grocery, Portland Pottery.