Held outdoors on the Mansion’s private lawn, this annual favorite includes free tastings of Allagash ales and other local beverages from Maine Mead Works and Green Bee Craft Beverages along with fabulous food from Blue Spoon Cafe & Catering in Portland’s West end. Live music and tours of Victoria Mansion round out the evening.
Tickets are only $35 ($28 for Victoria Mansion members), and include a commemorative Allagash glass.
All event proceeds benefit Victoria Mansion.
A Belgian-style ale brewed with white wine grapes, Victoria Ale presents a complex flavor with subtle herbal and vinous notes. Inspiration for Victoria was found in the artwork at Victoria Mansion where visual references to Bacchus, the Thracian god of wine, brought the idea of introducing grapes to the beer. Proceeds from the brew’s annual limited release are donated to benefit Victoria Mansion’s historic preservation and education mission.
Based in Portland, Maine and founded in 1995, Allagash Brewing brews a unique variety of traditional and experimental Belgian-inspired beers made with a dedication to craftsmanship and quality. Victoria Ale has benefited the Mansion since 2006, and is a cornerstone of Allagash’s Community Giving program.