Every Thursday The Great Lost Bear Showcases a craft brewery, a style of beer or hosts a battle between rivals. Breweries that have introduced their beers at the Bear include Allagash, Rising Tide, Sheepscot, Marshall Wharf, Foundation, Banded Horn, Baxter Brewing, Lone Pine, Blank Canvas, Bear Bones, Foulmouthed, Mast Landing, Saco River One Eye Open and the Maine Beer Company.
Beside David Geary, Guest Bartenders have included Ed Stebbins and Richard Pfeffer from Gritty McDuffs, Shipyard's Alan Pugsley, Tim Adams of Oxbow Brewing, Garrett Oliver from Brooklyn Brewing, Kai Adams from Sebago Brewing, Dan & Dave Kleban from Maine Beer Company, Andy Hazen from Andrews Brewing, Jon Cadoux of Peak Organic, Nathan Sanborn from Rising Tide, Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head, Steve Gorrill from Sheepscot Valley, Chresten Sorensen from Bunker Brewing, Geoff Houghton from Run of the Mill, Luke Livingston of Baxter Brewing, Paul and Abe Lorrain from Funky Bow, The Bissell Brothers and everyone's favorite former Boy Brewer, Rob Tod from Allagash.
Annual Showcase highlights include the Annual BREW PUB CUP (LIQUID RIOT 2017 cup holder) and the INDUSTRIAL PARK CHALLENGE (FOUNDATION BREWING COMPANY 2017 champion) held in January. ALLAGASH BREWING COMPANY (the FIRST PINT OF ALLAGASH WHITE EVER POURED IN THE USA was at the GLB!) is in the house on a regular basis with unusual selections always available on ALLAGASH ALLEY tap lines. THE WHEEL OF DESTINY happens throughout the year....get on our mailing list!!! GRITTY McDUFF'S HALLOWEEN ALE PARTY and OCTOBERFESTin the Fall and the WEDNESDAY before Thanksgiving sees Rod Tod and the Allagash Gang with more fun. Our new regular feature is BLACK THURSDAY when we feature all the beers from the Dark Side meaning a bunch of Stouts, Porters and Black IPAs some very strong! The year ends with the TWELVE BEERS OF CHRISTMAS in December featuring the best of local and International Winter Brews...... During the Thursday Showcase, all Pints or appropriate glasses are available for $2.99 or More between 5 and 9 PM and there are lot's and lot's of Brewery and Great Lost Bear Prize Giveaways.
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Upcoming Showcases and Special Events...
Wednesday 4/26 BATTERY STEELE BREWING COMPANY, Portland, ME Beer City's Newest Brewer with a quick Wicked Wednesday KINEO IPA on Tap 5-7 PM
Thursday 4/27 NEW BELGIUM BREWING COMPANY, Fort Collins, CO FAT TIRE finally comes to Maine! Also pouring CITRADELIC, JUICY WATERMELON, VOODOO RANGER IPA, DAYBLAZER and VOODOO RANGER 8 HOP PALE ALE!
Wednesday 5/3 SHIPYARD BREWING COMPANY, Portland, ME Annual Release SHIPYARD SUMMER ALE Shipyard Swag 5-7 PM
Thursday 5/4 STONY CREEK BREWERY, Branford, CT Look for the Cranky Family of IPAs including CRANKY, BIG CRANKY and LITTLE CRANKY
Wednesday 5/10 MAN BEAR PIG Release! Collaboration Lager from RISING TIDE, THE GREAT LOST BEAR & THE THIRSTY PIG
Thursday 5/11 FIRESTONE WALKER BREWING COMPANY, Paso Robles, CA Nice selection from the Left Coast with a Blind IPA tasting! Come try LEO VS URSUS : FORTEM IPA, LUPONIC DISTORTION #005 IPA and UNION JACK IPA plus other styles!
Wednesday 5/17 ANGRY ORCHARD CIDER Now in Cans! Come by for a taste and some swag! 5-7 PM
Thursday 5/18 LAGUNITAS BREWING COMPANY, Petaluma, CA Look for LAGUNITAS IPA, FUSION#39, and LITTLE SUMPIN' SUMPIN
Wednesday 5/24 PABST BLUE RIBBON POUNDER BUCKETS Special Deals starting at 5 PM. Keep the Bucket!
Thursday 5/25 PEAK ORGANIC BREWING COMPANY, Portland, ME Home town favorite offering up FRESH CUT, THE JUICE, IPA, and HAPPY HOUR
MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS ARE
"SHORT" BEER NIGHTS
SERVING 24 OUNCE BEERS For the Price of a Pint!