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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! On tap at any Gritty’s or pick-up a six or twelve pack at your favorite beer retailer this summer! Vacationland is an Extra Special Golden Ale that’s light in color but full-bodied, with a snappy hop finish. A bit of extra time in the conditioning tank rounds out and mellows the ale. We use generous portions of pale malt with just a touch of wheat malt to give VSA unique flavor that?s richer than most summer brews. Cascade leaf hops add a delicate and forward hop character as well.

Here’s your chance to jump out of a plane or ride the rapids.

Our friends from Skydive New England & Three Rivers Whitewater rafting will be on hand in each Gritty’s a couple of times each month this summer to give away FREE passes, have some fun and answer your questions about going sky diving or whitewater rafting. Check Gritty’s face book timeline to find out what days and when the Skydive New England &Three Rivers Whitewater rafting rep will be at which Gritty’s.



World Cup Soccer 
A group of restaurants in Portland have decided to “host” the largest sporting event in the world by showing the World Cup Soccer Games on TV. Gritty’s will be showing the games and offering plenty of beer & food specials for our soccer fans. Some stop by to catch a game!



The Outer Space Band lands in the backyard at Gritty’s Freeport on Friday, July 11th.
Come celebrate Gritty’s Freeport’s 19th “Beerthday.” Beer, food and tunes! Showtime 5 – 8pm. Just a $5 cover.

The NEW summer menu is out at Gritty’s Freeport. Stop by for some fresh seafood, a Lobster roll or some Lobster Mac & Cheese.

BRRRR! NEW Frozen Drink Specials. Enjoy the deck at Gritty’s Freeport with one of frozen drink specials. Just the way to cool down after a hot day of shopping in Freeport or from being out on the boat on Casco Bay.


Gritty’s is proud to sponsor the Triple Crown 5K runs again.

This one is Emily’s Run on Sunday, July 20 at 8:30 a.m. After the race, runners can hang out at Gritty’s and get their first beer for a buck if they show their bib.

Join us on the river!
On Thursday, July 24th Gritty’s is sponsoring the “Paddle After Hours” being put on by the Androscoggin Land Trust. Come paddle around in canoes or kayaks in the Androscoggin River behind Gritty’s. Starts at 5:15pm. End with an ice cold Gritty’s Vacationland Summer Ale and some apps on Gritty’s deck. What a great way to cool off on a hot July evening!

 Gritty’s L/A Brew Pub have once again been selected as the official brew pub of The Dempsey Challenge. This high-profile run, walk and cycling event, established in 2009 by actor and Lewiston, Maine, native Patrick Dempsey to benefit The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, will be held September 27-28 in Lewiston, Maine. The sixth annual event is expected to draw thousands of participants and spectators. In addition to being the official brew pub of the Dempsey Challenge for the sixth year, Gritty’s will promote the event and raise funds for the cause through brewing “Dempsey’s Courage Ale,” selling it in Gritty’s L/A Brew Pub and by participating in the walk/run and cycling events that weekend. (www.dempseychallenge.org)












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