Portsmouth NH Craft Beer Weekend – Feb 27 thru Mar 1

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Celebrate beer during the 2010 Portsmouth Craft Beer Weekend

SALISBURY, MA, February 12, 2010: On February 27, 2beerguys.com invites you to Portsmouth to celebrate the passion and quality of craft beer by hosting their 1st annual craft beer weekend.

The Portsmouth craft beer weekend starts on Saturday, February 27th and continues into Monday, March 1st. The celebration extends into a long weekend, culminating in the release of the world-renowned Kate the Great, a Russian Imperial Stout. Kate the Great Day, hosted by Portsmouth Brewery, is a celebration that has brought craft beer fanatics together from across the nation.

Portsmouth Craft Beer Weekend

As part of the weekend, the Portsmouth Gas Light Company will be hosting a special viewing of “Beer Wars!” the movie and a beer dinner in partnership with Long Trail Brewing Company. “We are excited to partner with the Gas Light Company for this event”, says Sean from 2Beerguys.com.

“The Gas Light Company is already home to many great craft beer lines and, after meeting with their management, it was an easy decision for us to partner with them” added Ian.

The Beer Wars movie will start at 6:30pm on Sunday February 28th and will be preceded by a five-course beer dinner showcasing an amazing selection of beer from Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners, VT.

Beer Wars, released in 2009, has received rave reviews from across the craft beer community. This movie highlights the increasing popularity of the Craft Beer industry and their battle against the large breweries, featuring Sam Calagione (Founder, Dogfish Head Brewery) and Rhonda Kallman (Founder, New Century Brewing).

Beer Dinner Menu:

  • # First Course – 4-tree island with Pale Ale, Fresh tomato slices, sauteed spinach, caramelized onions, and garlic topped with feta and mozzarellla cheese.
  • # Second Course – Frank Jones with IPA, Hot Italian sausage, hot cherry peppers, pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  • # Third Course – Prescott Park with Belgian Wheat, veggie pizza with onions, broccoli, mushrooms, and green peppers.
  • # Fourth Course – Pirates Cove with Double Bag, Grilled chicken and onions on a base of mixed tomato and bbq sauces, and topped with mozzarella cheese.
  • # Desert – A desert pizza with Brew Masters Coffee Stout.

Where: Gas Light Restaurant – Portsmouth NH
When: Sunday, February 28th 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Cost: $25. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For additional information and a schedule of events, visit: http://www.2beerguys.com/craftbeerweekend

About 2Beerguys.com:
Founded in 2006, 2Beerguys.com has devoted themselves to spreading their passion of the craft beer world. Originating primarily as craft beer reviewers, they have molded their organization into premier craft beer educators and ambassadors for craft beer industry. There passion has taken them on the wild ride of home brewing and beer education. 2Beerguys.com believes that you deserve a good beer and should not waste your precious 64 calories on anything else. http://www.2beerguys.com

About the Portsmouth Gas Light Company:
Located in the heart of downtown Portsmouth, NH, the Portsmouth Gas Light Company has evolved from its humble beginnings as a 60-seat restaurant with a single dining room into a culinary and entertainment Mecca — with a cozy bar and wood-fired pizza shop downstairs, a newly renovated dining room featuring fine American cuisine on the first floor, an outdoor deck with live music out back, and one of Portsmouth’s hottest nightclubs on the third floor. Founded by Paul and Eric Sorli and Scott Fisher together in November of 1989, the Portsmouth Gas Light Company is a popular stop for many Portsmouth visitors. http://www.portsmouthgaslight.com/

About Long Trail Brewery
The Bridgewater Corners Vermont brewery was founded in 1989 by Andy Pherson, who now serves both as the company’s president and brewmaster. The company’s first brewery was located in the basement of the Bridgewater Woolen Mill in Vermont’s Green Mountains, but by 1995 the company had become popular enough that it was able to relocate to a state-of-the-art brewery and visitor center (featuring an open-air deck overlooking the Ottaquechee River) in Bridgewater Corners, VT. Beers include – Long Trail Ale (flagship beer – a Düsseldorf-style altbier), Double Bag (a “Sticke” alt), Hefeweizen, Blackberry Wheat, IPA, Seasonal beers (Belgian White, Harvets, and Hibernator) , and recently created Brewers Series (including Double IPA, Coffee Stout, Imperial Porter) and Pollenator. http://www.longtrail.com/

About Beer Wars:
In America, size matters. The bigger you are, the more power you have, especially in the business world. Director Anat Baron takes you on a no holds barred exploration of the U.S. beer industry that ultimately reveals the truth behind the label of your favorite beer. Told from an insider’s perspective, the film goes behind the scenes of the daily battles and all out wars that dominate one of America’s favorite industries. For more information, visit: http://beerwarsmovie.com

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