October 2018 News and Events

On Sunday, October 28th from 4-6pm bring your pumpkin to carve and get a FREE Kid’s meal at Gritty’s in Freeport.  At dusk, we’ll line up the pumpkins on the deck to take photos.  Mom can grab a beer, Dad can get an appetizer and the whole family will enjoy a Halloween to remember. Kids, MUST come in costume, bring your pumpkin from home and you’ll get a free meal off our Kid’s Menu. Pumpkin carving with parent’s supervision.

Get $2 Mugs or $2.25 pints during MugDay Night Football at Gritty’s Freeport! On Monday nights during football season mug club members pay $2 for their mugs. All other guests pay just $2.25 for a pint of Gritty’s fine ale from pre-game until the end of the game. Get 50% OFF nachos from start of the game until close every Monday too.

Please help us pay for surgeries like Penny’s surgery. 
The Androscoggin Humane Society is having a Community Pint Night on Thursday, Oct 11 at Gritty’s in Auburn to raise money for pets that need surgery.  Just recently, they had to pay for Penny’s surgery. Even though she is just 4 years old, Penny had torn ACLs in both of her rear legs which required surgery. Penny’s surgery cost about $3,500. The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society gets pets like Penny regularly. And when they do, it’s a strain on their finances. Stop by Gritty’s for the 50/50 raffle or buy a pint and 50¢ will go to help Penny.

Don’t miss the chance to win a Banzai Kayak at the Community Pint Night for the Pine Tree Society on Thursday Oct. 18 at Gritty’s in Auburn! They’ll be selling raffle tickets for a Banzai Kayak from Old Town Canoe (winner will be drawn at the end of the night). They’ll also be selling their famous holiday cards.  Each year since 1966, the Pine Tree Society has sold holiday cards designed by Maine artists exclusively for Pine Tree Society.  All proceeds go to our full range of programs.  In 2016 the Pine Tree Society acquired Pathways, Inc, a nonprofit that served individuals with disabilities in Auburn and Lewiston.  With the acquisition came a building in desperate need of repairs (589 Minot Avenue). We’re raising funds to complete a renovation to the building that houses the Early Learning Center, a preschool program for children with significant specials needs.  This is going to be a fun Community Pint Night, so be sure to stop by.  Gritty’s will also be donating 50¢ from very pint we sell during the CPN. www.pinetreesociety.org

Help End Polio NOW. Join the Auburn/Lewiston Rotary Club at Gritty’s Auburn for our “Pints to End Polio” Community Pint Night Wednesday, Oct 24 at 5:30pm. There will be a 3 piece band playing music and plenty of fun! 50¢ from every pint sold goes to the cause. Have a pint and help end polio.

Gritty’s Freeport is proud to sponsor the 2018 Jingle Bell Run. Be part of the largest holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere – and join the movement to conquer arthritis! Sunday, December 2nd 
Wear a holiday-themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Show off your ugly Christmas sweater. Complete a 5-kilometer run or walk with your team members, spreading smiles, good cheer and a winning spirit … and be a Champion of Yes!
Register at:  https://events.arthritis.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=615



The NEW Fall menu is being served in Portland. We have a new lunch menu and a new dinner menu that is served after 5pm.  Try the Ploughman’s Board appetizer, or a Duck Gyro sandwich, or a Fried Whole Quail – the new menus for the autumn are creative, seasonal and delicious.

Brunch anyone? That’s right, were now serving brunch in Portland from 11am to 2:30pm for those of you who are still in “recovery” mode. Available seven days a week.