Portlandís Summer Session Beer Festival is the toast of the town

Over 250 types of beer from 72 breweries were available on Saturday at the Maine Brewers' Guild Summer Session Beer Festival, along with plenty of food.

There were two things in ample supply Saturday at the Maine Brewersí Guild Summer Session Beer Festival: beer, of course, and food. With 72 breweries at Thompsonís Point featuring over 250 different types of beer, there were bound to be some quirky gems. Whether it was the Jailbreak Chocolate Chili Stout from Bigelow Brewing of Skowhegan or the Lemonless Lemonade from Foulmouthed Brewing in South Portland, chances are the 2,000 or so attendees found something they liked.
And then there was the food. Twelve food trucks provided everything from raw oysters on the half shell to sliders. And, of course, there were lobster rolls. But you didnít have to roll out the big bucks for a taste of the good life. C.J. Elliott of West Gardiner brought a pretzel necklace to cleanse his palate.