Don’t miss our latest collaboration brew, Noonan’s Wee Heavy!

Coming out in Mid-April. This hearty beer was developed by the late, great Greg Noonan, the founder & Brewmaster of the Vermont Pub & Brewery. Greg literally wrote the book on Scottish Ales and he’s legend in the brewing biz. We brewed and bottled Noonan’s Wee Heavy to celebrate Greg’s contributions to brewing and both our 25th Anniversaries. This very small-batch brew will be available on draft in our pubs, at a few select bars in Maine, and in 22 ounce bottles. The beer uses Marris Otter Pale malt, flaked barley, peated malt and roasted barley hopped with Goldings & Perle pellet hops with some Goldings Leaf hops. The original gravity is 1077 and the finished ABV is 7.8%

Does a bear drink in the woods? He does if it’s Gritty McDuff’s Vacationland Summer Ale.

Here’s a beer worth getting out of hibernation for! Get a six or twelve pack at your favorite beer retailer! Going on tap in our Pubs during April.

Bring on spring!

A plate of loaded Nachos, an ice cold Gritty’s beer of your choice, some fresh air and sunshine make life grand. The decks at Gritty’s Freeport and Auburn and the Wharf Street patio at Gritty’s Portland will be open as weather permits starting in late April. Look for the sunshine!



Gritty’s Portland is celebrating the end of Prohibition on April 17th!

That was the day in 1933 that Prohibition ended for beer drinkers, and America celebrated happily with oceans of beer. It’s the perfect day to celebrate “session beers.” Session beer is about enjoying beer for what it brings: great conversation with friends old and new and the glow of “social lubrication.” Have a great time and get $1 off our best session beers, Original Pub Style and Red Claws Ale!

Gritty’s is proud to be a part of the 1st Annual Red Shoe Crawl on April 27th.

This is an exclusive restaurant crawl through Portland’s Old Port to enjoy a variety of culinary delights at 11 premiere restaurants while helping to support the Ronald McDonald House and the children and families they serve. Everyone is encouraged to wear red shoes! CLICK HERE FOR MORE!

Tuesday nights is Mug night and ‘tunes with Travis!
Travis James Humphrey plays LIVE, singing for anyone and everyone. Glenn Campbell said “Travis a great guy!”

Wednesday Nights: Trivia Night at Gritty’s Portland!
Rob and Joey from WCYY are coming back to fire up the Quiz Show. Come test your wits, win prizes, drink beer! From 7pm every Wednesday at Gritty’s Portland.

Thursdays: “$10 Dolla Pitchahs” of Gritty’s Beer and Vinyl Tap plays LIVE!
Holly Nueman says: “Velourosaurus front man, Eric Bettencourt has packed up shop and shipped on down to Austin, TX, but that doesn’t mean the party has stopped over at Gritty’s in Portland on Thursday night. The remaining members of Velourosaurus have joined forces with Kris “Fingers” Rodgers for a new cover band known as Vinyl Tap. Beginning at 9:30 the fellas will be playing all the hits that you know and love with Rodgers tickling the keys. It’s free and always an awesome time, so check it out.”


Put on your running shoes for the “Its 5 o’clock Somewhere 5K Run!” Brought to you by Lipgloss4lives and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, register for the It’s 5:00 Somewhere 5K on Saturday, May 3rd in Freeport! Enjoy a sunset 5K run/walk followed by an after party and award ceremony at Gritty’s Freeport Brew Pub. The after party will feature a band, good times and good food! Race registration includes one beverage in a keepsake commemorative pint glass for the first 300 registered. A t-shirt is guaranteed if registered by April 25th, 2014.
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Are you wicked Smaht? If it’s Thursday night it’s Trivia Night! Play in Freeport’s best Trivia Game, match wits with WCYY’s DJ’s Rob and Joey Disco! From 7-9pm every Thursday evening. Compete for fantastic prizes and glory in Freeport’s BEST trivia contest at Gritty’s Freeport Brew Pub!


At the April 12th Community Pint Night we’ll be fundraising for Advocates for Children to highlight Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.
Advocates for Children will receive a share of each pint that is sold. AFC “badges” will be available to purchases for $1 with the proceeds going to the prevention education programs at Advocates for Children. This Community Pint night is April 19th. Live music by The Grumps. Check Gritty’s Face Book page or the Advocates for Children website for the date!

Short lunch break? Order ahead and we’ll have your food waiting!
Customers who get a short lunch break can call their order in so that it’s ready when they arrive. Just call 376-2739. We offer a 20% local business discount too!

MORE Hockey! Get 10% OFF dinner by simply showing us your Pirates ticket or ticket stubs on game day! The L/A area local restaurants are teaming up to get anybody going to the Pirates games out to eat too. Check out our video!