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October 17, 2012

Never too early: Slick Nick Winter Ale released!

Sebago Brewing Company Releases Winter Seasonal Beer, Slick Nick Winter Ale
Deep copper colored beer made in the Strong Ale style

Gorham - Sebago Brewing Company is pleased to announce the release of their winter seasonal beer, Slick Nick Winter Ale on Friday October 19, 2012.
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Slick Nick Winter Ale is brewed in the strong ale style. The caramel and black malts used to brew Slick Nick give it a deep amber color. Slick Nick has a creamy head, medium carbonation, and a slight fruity hop aroma. This "insidious" brew is best enjoyed during New England's freezing winter months. Slick Nick himself is pictured on the label, casing out the Victoria Mansion in Portland, Maine, on a blustery night. Warm up with one of Maine's best winter offerings!

Posted by Shannon Bryan at 04:35 PM

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Eat worldly: Caviar Dinner features caviars from around the world

Annual Caviar Dinner at Eve's at the Garden, Portland Harbor Hotel Featuring Caviars from Around World

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PORTLAND - Caviar, long considered one of the world's greatest delicacies, will be the star of the evening on Friday, October 26 at the annual Caviar Dinner at Eve's at the Garden at the Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore St.

The world of caviar, its varied flavors, textures and regions, will be explored as part of a four-course dinner, with wine pairings. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets and are $120 per person, including the wine pairings, tax and gratuity.

The Caviar Dinner begins with a reception at 6:30 pm. New this year, a Browne Trading Caviar Service table will allow attendees to taste and learn about the evening's select caviar.

Renowned caviar importer and expert Rod Mitchell, owner of Browne Trading Co., will be on hand during the dinner to provide an expert introduction to the caviars. Erica Archer of Wine Wise will introduce the wines.

The dinner features a wide variety of seafood and caviar pairings. The reception begins with Pemaquid oysters with asparagus creme, slow onions and Siberian caviar, a panini bite with ricotta, lobster and Galilee Osetra caviar and chick pea bruscetta with tomato jam and Spoonbill caviar in addition to the Browne Trading Service table. The tapas style four course dinner features White Sturgeon, Imperial Gold and Hackleback caviars.

Seating for the Caviar Dinner is limited. For more information, please call (207) 775-9090 and for tickets, go to Brown Paper Tickets.

Posted by Shannon Bryan at 01:42 PM

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To dine for: Maine Resturant Week returns March 1-10

2013 Maine Restaurant Week Dates Announced
Restaurants Invited to Register for Participation

Customer Contest During November Will Have Diners "Checking In"
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SOUTH PORTLAND - The 5th annual Maine Restaurant Week (MRW) is scheduled for March 1-10, 2013. Maine restaurants are encouraged to register by November 1, by visiting www.mainerestaurantweek.com or calling (207) 775-2126.
A new MRW led customer contest will run the month of November. Diners will eat, drink and "check in" at restaurants registered for MRW 2013 to win restaurant gift certificates and hotel overnights. Official contest details will be announced soon through MRW's website, Facebook and Twitter.

MRW broke records in 2012, including setting a new record for restaurant participation from more Maine cities and towns and significantly increased website traffic. Page views increased 88% to 472,630; pages per visit increased 89%; and average visit duration increased 27%. The event was held March 1-10, 2012, with participating restaurants offering multi-course meals for $20, $30 or $40. An estimated $1.5 to $2MM was pumped into Maine's economy because of increased customer dining and related spending during MRW 2012.

MRW 2013 kicks off Friday, March 1, 2013, with The Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off. The ten-day promotion concludes March 10, with The Signature Event, a dessert and cocktail competition. Tickets to both events are available on brownpapertickets.com.

MRW 2013 will raise funds and awareness for United Way of Greater Portland's programs and partner agencies.

Maine restaurants can register for MRW 2013 and find more details by visiting www.mainerestaurantweek.com or by calling (207) 775-2126.

Posted by Shannon Bryan at 09:35 AM

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