April 2019 News and Events

Help us celebrate National Drinking Water Week in Portland from May 5-11. This national effort is promoted by water utilities to recognize the vital role water plays in our beer, we mean, lives. Drop by Gritty’s Portland for a special tasting that week while we show a presentation on the big screen that will inform and entertain you about how important water is to beer – um, yeh, we mean lives; seriously we mean lives.

There is nothing better than a beer and sunshine. The decks and patio and all Gritty’s Brew Pubs will start to open this month, weather permitting. Look for the sunshine, warm temps to hit the decks or patio!

Gritty’s Portland is part of the first ever Taco & Tequila Crawl in Portland on April 27 from 5-11pm. Get ready to eat the BEST tacos and enjoy exclusive margarita, tequila, and beer specials. Let’s taco about a party!! Imagine a Cinco de Mayo party x 2!! Ticket includes:  4 Complimentary Tacos, Taco Crawl Koozie, Margarita, Tequila, and Beer specials, a DJ’s and after parties & more.  Tix are $20 to $40 https://www.facebook.com/TheTacoCrawl/

Help mother earth and get a buck off your beer! Join Gritty’s Auburn and UMVA Lewiston Auburn and Downtown Lewiston Art District on Saturday, April 20, from 10am to 2pm, to clean-up our side of the Androscoggin River as part of the Downtown Lewiston eARTh Day 2019. If you help, you’ll get a buck off a pint of Gritty’s special ale that we’re brewing to celebrate. Sign-up in advance at Gritty’s.
FMI:  https://www.facebook.com/events/329354037699793

Durham Youth Baseball is having a Community Pint Night on Friday, April 5th from 5:30 to 9:30pm in Freeport!  They‘ll be raffling off a corn hole board and bags (to be drawn on the day of the actual Corn Hole Tournament), and other items to be drawn that night.  DYB will also be registering people for the June 1st Corn Hole Tournament they’re having at Gritty’s in Freeport too. Of course, we’re contributing 50¢ from every pint we sell during the CPN. DYB is currently in the process of planning and developing a baseball field complex on Swamp Road in Durham.  All fundraising efforts this season will be in support of this project.

Gritty’s will be served at the annual Streets, Eats and Beats Food Truck Festival on 6/1/2019.
Portland’s favorite food truck and music event on Thompson’s Point is from noon to 5pm. Enjoy eats from local and visiting food trucks, drink cold Gritty’s beer or Tito’s Handmade Vodka while listening to live music. Event FMI: https://www.facebook.com/streeteatsandbeats/

Get your summer job at Gritty’s before they’re all gone. Servers, expo’s and back of the house help needed now. Apply at the pub you’re interested in working at now.

Mom wants a beer too – or at least a sweet Gift Card deal for Mother’s Day! Buy a $50 Gritty’s Gift Card and get a second $10 Gritty’s Gift Card for FREE!  This deal is only good through Mother’s Day and only in the on-line Brewtique. https://grittys-brewtique.com

March 2019 News and Events

We’re starting the “March to St Pat’s Day” with a great drink special in all the pubs! Get one of Gritty’s IPA’s and a shot of Jameson’s IPA or Stout Caskmates Whiskey during March as we “march” towards St Patrick’s Day.

On Sunday, March 10, the Kora Temple Highlander bagpipers and drummers return for a sneak-peak performance at Gritty’s in Auburn. The Highlanders will bang the drums and play the bagpipes at 6pm.
Get here early for a good seat.

Get Your Irish on at Gritty’s on St Patrick’s Weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 15 17
Lots of Special Oatmeal Stout will be flowing!  
WCYY & WBLM will broadcast LIVE from Gritty’s Portland Friday and Saturday afternoons.
Jameson’s IPA or Stout Caskmates whiskey shots and a pint of IPA or SOS for $12 in Portland and Auburn.
Kora Temple Highlanders Bagpipers & Drummers in Portland @ 3:30 on Sunday, in Auburn @ 7:00pm
Special St Pat’s menu at all 3 Gritty’s
Lots of cool swag from Jameson’s

We’re selling the Muscular Dystrophy Association Shamrocks again during March, $1 for a single green shamrock, $5 for the gold ones, or $10 for the platinum shamrocks.     

Calling all UNO game players! UNE is having a UNO tournament at Gritty’s in Portland on Thursday, March 21st from 5:30pm to 9:30pm! Proceeds benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Gritty’s is donating 50¢ from every pint we sell, and UNE is also having a 50/50 raffle. Come play UNO while helping raise some money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Play Ball! – MLB Opening Day is Thursday, March 28. Wear your favorite MLB team hat, tee or jersey to Gritty’s on Opening Day and we’ll give you an order of pretzel sticks for FREE with your first beer! 
The Red Sox open the 2019 season on Thursday, March 28 against the Mariners. 
The Red Sox will open the 2019 season by getting some national exposure right off the bat. According to a schedule released by ESPN on Monday, the Red Sox Opening Day matchup with the Mariners in Seattle will start at 7:08 p.m. ET. Come watch the game at Gritty’s.

Check out the NEW limited-edition St Patrick’s Day tee shirts in the on-line Brewtique! Check out fan favorite, Designs are online now. https://grittys-brewtique.com

What a Deal! Lasagna Trio Day is Tuesdays at Gritty’s in Freeport! We offer three different lasagnas; choose one of the three then get garlic bread and a demi salad all for $9.99. House wine for $4 too!

Sing your heart out! Karaoke on Tuesdays nights at Gritty’s in Auburn from 8-11 pm. Karaoke every Tuesday night through-out the winter. FREE for all, jump up to the mic and belt out your favorite tune!

Tea & Lobster Productions invites you to Gritty’s Game Night in Auburn! Join “Lobster” aka: Ben Santos as he hosts a fun-filled evening of gaming, give-a-ways & Gritty’s!  It’s Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9pm all winter. Play video games or board games for FREE! Win prizes from Bull Moose, or swag and gift cards from Gritty’s.  Hang out with other gamers. Fine Print: *Must be 21 years old or older to play.

February 2019 News and Events

30-Day March St. Patrick's Day at Gritty McDuff's AuburnIt’s only 30 Days to St Patrick’s Day! On Sunday, Feb 17 at 7pm the Kora Temple Highlanders bagpipers, drummers and singers start the count-down to St Patrick’s Day at Gritty’s Auburn. Plenty of Irish music, food and beer specials. Don’t miss the Jameson’s Whiskey Team that will be there! 50¢ from every pint sold will go to the Kora Temple too. Come hear some Celtic music, have a pint and a shot of Jameson’s IPA Caskmates to begin the count-down to St Patrick’s Day.

We’re starting the “March to St Pat’s Day” with a great drink special in all the pubs! Get one of Gritty’s IPA’s and a shot of Jameson’s new IPA Caskmates Whiskey during February as we march towards St Patrick’s Day.

Sing your heart out! Karaoke on Tuesdays nights at Gritty’s in Auburn from 8-11 pm.
Then, it’s Karaoke every Tuesday night through-out the winter. FREE for all, jump up to the mic and belt out your favorite tune!

Tea & Lobster Productions invites you to Gritty’s Game Night in Auburn! Join “Lobster” aka: Ben Santos as he hosts a fun-filled evening of gaming, give-a-ways & Gritty’s!  It’s Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9pm all winter. Play video games or board games for FREE! Win prizes from Bull Moose, or swag and gift cards from Gritty’s.  Hang out with other gamers. Fine Print: *Must be 21 years old or older to play.

Have you brought your mystery envelope back to Gritty’s yet? If you were lucky enough to get one of the Mystery Envelopes during December, bring it back to the Gritty’s in February to see what you won. The envelope MUST still be sealed. Your server will open the sealed envelope to see if you won an instant discount, a free meal, Gritty gear or a Gritty gift card.

Gritty’s will be at the Flavors of Freeport on Friday, February 15th. Say that 10 times fast! We’ll be competing and having fun with many of the Freeport area restaurants. Stop by our table for delicious bite.
FreeportUSA’s signature event showcases chefs and food producers in the greater Freeport area. Enjoy delicious samples from some of Maine’s best chefs, sample local brews and beverages, and learn about what’s new in Freeport’s culinary world.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/11th-annual-flavors-of-freeport-tickets-41246099193

Check out the NEW tee shirts in the on-line Brewtique! Check out fan favorite, “The drinking will continue until morale improves” tees and hoodies or the new “working is the curse of the drinking class” tees and hoodies. Both designs are online now. Don’t miss the limited edition St Patrick’s Day designs coming in February too!

Are you wicked Smaht? Every Thursday evening at 7pm play in Freeport’s best Trivia Game! Match wits with DJ’s Rob and Joey Disco. Compete for fantastic prizes and glory in Freeport’s BEST trivia contest!

January 2019 News and Events

Sing your heart out! Karaoke on Tuesdays nights at Gritty’s in Auburn starts January 8 from 8-11 pm.
Then, it’s Karaoke every Tuesday night through-out the winter. FREE for all, jump up to the mic and belt out your favorite tune!

Tea & Lobster Productions invites you to Gritty’s Game Night in Auburn! Join “Lobster” aka: Ben Santos as he hosts a fun-filled evening of gaming, give-a-ways & Gritty’s!  Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9pm all winter, starts January 2, 2019. Play video games or board games for FREE! Win prizes from local game shops, or swag and gift cards from Gritty’s.  Hang out with other gamers. Come play at Gritty’s!
Fine Print: *Must be 21 years old or older to play.

What’s in your mystery envelope? If you were lucky enough to get one of the Mystery Envelopes during December, bring it back to the Gritty’s in January to see what you won. The envelope MUST still be sealed. Your server will open the sealed envelope to see if you won an instant discount, a free meal, Gritty gear or a Gritty gift card.

Do you have Champaign taste on a beer budget? Check out the HUGE sale in the on-line Brewtique! It’s our annual after Christmas sale! Get them before the prices and temperatures go back up!

Just in time for the New Year.  Brand NEW Seasonal DRINK SPECIALS at Gritty’s In Auburn.
Friday & Saturday, Double Drink Specials – 2 bartenders – 2 drink specials.

Celebrate Auburn’s Winterfest on Festival Plaza. Gritty’s will be there, will you?
From Friday, Jan 26, to Sunday, Jan 28 there will be ice skating, bands and special ice carving on Festival Plaza right down the street from Gritty’s.  During Saturday evening, we’ll be there handling the bartender duties. Stop by for some Winter Fest fun. more>>

Are you wicked Smaht? Starting Thursday, Jan. 17th – Play in Freeport’s best Trivia Game, match wits with WCYY DJ Joey Disco. Quiz Show Trivia is from 7-9pm every Thursday evening this winter.

December 2018 News and Events

  • Buy a $50 Gritty’s Gift Card and we’ll give you a second $10 Gritty’s Gift Card for FREE!
    Ask your server, or go online to https://grittys-brewtique.com Hurry! The promotion ends when the fat man flies.
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    We’ve stocked-up in the
    Brewtiques for all your Christmas needs!
    Online or at the pubs, we have fresh new tee shirt designs, hoodies and other Gritty’s swag! Head to the Brewtique for your holiday shopping today!
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    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.
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    What’s in your mystery envelope?

    If you were lucky enough to get one of the Mystery Envelopes during December, bring it back to the Gritty’s in January to see what you won. The envelope MUST still be sealed. Your server will open the sealed envelope to see if you won an instant discount, a free meal, Gritty gear or a Gritty gift card.
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    ‘Tis the season for Christmas Ale!

    Christmas Ale is a robust E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter) full of holiday cheer. It scored 97 by Beer Advocate! It has a lovely, dark red/amber color. The ale has a chocolaty character followed by an earthy hop flavor with a fruity middle-to-end with hints of melon and pear. We brew our Christmas Ale to an original gravity of 1064 (about 6.2% alcohol by volume) which gives it a light warming feature. We use only the finest English Pale and Crystal Malts and a touch of roasted barley. Willamette, Styrian Goldings, Saaz and Yakima Goldings leaf hops round out this hearty brew. Gritty’s Christmas Ale has no additives, fruits or spices.
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    Gritty’s Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Monday and Tuesday, December 24th & 25th Hours:
    Portland:  Christmas Eve: Closing at 5pm, opening Christmas Day at 8pm
    Freeport & Auburn: Christmas Eve: Closing at 5pm, closed Christmas Day
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    Gritty’s New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Monday & Tuesday, December 31st & January 1st Hours:
    Auburn & Portland: New Year’s Eve open until: 2 am, opening at 11am on New Year’s Day
    Freeport: New Year’s Eve open until: closing, opening at 11am on New Year’s Day