There are a lot of fantastic things about being involved in the rise of craft beer. The incredible growth in this state is creating jobs, bringing people to the state to try Maine beer, and beer events are quickly becoming a part of our life in this state and in Portland. As the interest in craft beer grows, there is one thing that is occurring that can sometimes be challenging. Starting in the beginning of June, beer-related festivals and events begin to fill the calendar.

In an attempt to keep you apprised of the beer festival landscape – here are summaries of some upcoming fests in Portland and the differences between them. I know I like to have a little bit of a plan for my summer – and dreaming about the beer that will be at these fests is a fun activity on an early summer evening. I will share a bit more about other events in the state and in the region next week.

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