There’s nothing like celebrating your 25th “beerthday” with a Big Blonde Ale!
To celebrate our 25th “beerthday” this year, The second beer in Gritty McDuff’s anniversary ale series is the “Big Blonde,” and it’s coming out just in time for American Craft Beer Week from May 13-19. This hybrid American pale/blonde ale features a big hop profile and is 6.2% ABV. Like some blondes, this one could be called a strawberry blonde. There are reddish tints in the beer’s color, but that color belies the beer’s complexity. The ale includes 4 different hops: Citra, Cluster, Willamette & Maine grown Centennial matched with 4 different malts and torrified wheat. The Blonde is then top fermented with Gritty’s trust worthy English Ale yeast. The result is a lively and robust ale that perfectly illustrates Gritty McDuff’s commitment to brewing Maine’s best beers.
Does a bear drink in the woods? He does if it’s Gritty McDuff’s Vacationland Summer Ale.
Gritty McDuff’s Vacationland Summer Ale. Here’s a beer worth getting out of hibernation for! Get a six or twelve pack or a 22oz bottle at your favorite beer retailer! Look for the big displays all spring and summer..
NEW Summer Desserts at all 3 Gritty’s!
Be sure to “top-off” your meal with one of our NEW summer desserts like Black Fly Stout Cake, the S’Mores Torte or a piece of Blueberry Pie.
American Craft Beer Week is May 13th to 19th.
I’ll tip a pint to that! American Craft Brewer’s Week will be recognized May 13 – 19 and offers an exciting opportunity for small and independent craft brewers and the community of better beer retailers to celebrate the ever advancing beer culture here in the U.S. Plus, tens of thousands of beer enthusiasts and hard core beer geeks make time to toast the week.
GO TEAM GRITTY! The 60+ member strong Gritty’s Cycling Team will be riding in the Trek Across Maine on June 14-16th.
If you’re interested in joining a “drinking team with a biking problem,” contact our fearless leader, Jerry Yurko at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll meet on Sunday mornings to ride and get ready for the Trek. The road goes on forever and the party never ends!
Who says you can’t get a FREE Lunch?
Get a Gritty’s Frequent Feeder Card and you can. Just ask and we’ll give you a Frequent Feeder Card. Buy 5 lunches at that Gritty’s location and the sixth lunch is FREE!
Get ‘em while they’re hot! The 25th Anniversary Polo shirts are here and you’ll look hot in one!
Get them at Gritty’s Portland or Freeport Brewtiques or at our L/A Brew Pub. Just $29.99 each, these embroidered polo shirts are just the thing to wear to Gritty’s or the beach, boat or grocery store. Remember, you can always shop on-line at http://shop.grittys.com
PORTLAND PUB NEWS
Stand back! Noonan’s Wee Heavy is ready for American Craft Beer Week.
Take 2 brewers from the Vermont Pub and Brewery; mix with 2 brewers from Gritty’s. Add some smoked peat, a little caramelized malt, a lot of water, a dash of hops, then age for a month or more and you get the one of the most unique and strong small batch ales we’ve ever done! Introducing Noonan’s Wee Heavy. Ed and Shane teamed-up with Steve and Russ the brewers from the Vermont Pub and Brewery to create an 8% Scottish style ale. Brewed in honor of a brewing pioneer, Greg Noonan, founder of VBP and the author of “Scotch Ale”.” This beer is going to go fast. So get into Gritty’s Portland to try this amazing collaboration brew before it’s gone.
Patio Time on Wharf Street!
If it’s sunny and warm there is no where better than the patio at Gritty’s Portland! Friends, family, a plate of loaded Nachos and an ice cold Gritty’s beer of your choice to watch the world go by. The patio is open as weather permits, but can you say bringing on the sunshine?
Thursday Pitcher Special!
Every Thursday from 7pm to close pitchers of Gritty’s beers are just $10!
FREEPORT PUB NEWS
Hit the Deck!
If it’s sunny and warm there is no where better than the deck at Gritty’s Freeport! Friends, family, a plate of loaded Nachos and an ice cold Gritty’s beer of your choice. The deck is open as weather permits, but can you say bringing on the sunshine?
Come see the Mallet Brothers Band Play LIVE at the “after run party” for the “its 5 o’clock Somewhere 5K!”
Gritty’s Freeport is proud to sponsor the second annual “Its 5 O’clock Somewhere 5K Run!” to be held on Cinco de Mayo, Sunday, May 5th. This sunset run will have an “after the run” party at Gritty’s Freeport with a big bonfire in the backyard, The Mallet Brother’s Band playing LIVE and plenty of Gritty’s beer! 50¢ from every pint sold at the party will go to benefit Habit for Humanity of Greater Portland. FMI: (207) 671.9592 www.habitatportlandme.org
Thursday night is “Pitcher Night” at Gritty’s Freeport!
Open to everyone, a pitcher is either $8 for a year around ale or $10 for a pitcher of the seasonal ale! Pizza and Pitcher combo only $15!
L/A PUB NEWS
Gritty’s will be at the Tree Street Fund raiser on May 2nd.
Gritty’s is providing the cash bar at Museum LA for the 1st Annual Tree Street Fundraiser. It’s from 6-8pm; featuring Gritty’s fine ales, a few wines and cuisine from around the world. Come check out the silent and live auction and have some great food and a beverage or two!
During May Gritty’s L/A is selling “Make-A-Wish Foundation” stars to support the annual Celebration of Courage Co-Ed Hockey Tourney.
We’ll be selling the stars all month and leading up to the tourney on June 15th at the Ingersoll Ice Arena, here in Auburn. This annual fund raiser is done in honor of Kylee Berry Gendron. So, be a star and buy a star!
Did you say “After Party”?
On Thursday evening, May 23rd the Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing is hosting an open house. Be sure to stop by the center to see what they’re all about and to meet the Dempsey staff. Then, don’t miss the after party at Gritty’s L/A! We’ll have plenty of food and beverages and if the weather is nice, the deck will be open too!
Hit the Deck!
Only about a hundred people can fit on the deck at Gritty’s L/A Brew Pub – why not be one of them? A plate of loaded Nachos, an ice cold Gritty’s beer of your choice, some fresh air and sunshine make life grand. The deck is open as weather permits, but can you say bringing on the sunshine?
The Summer Drink Menu is out at Gritty’s L/A Brew Pub!
Those whacky mixologists have done it again! They’ve created a batch of the best drinks in town and if the bartender who created the drink you order is working, you get $2 OFF the drink price!