Wed, 7/10: Guest Bartender Night w/ Angus Deighan of Rocky Ground Cider Join us for the first in an ongoing series of Guest Bartender Nights at Perennial, where we give a local cidermaker a spot behind the bar to pour their full line of ciders for the evening. Direct access, direct conversation, direct experience for you and the cidermaker both. From 6p to 9p.
Sat, 7/13 @ 2 pm: Cider and Cheese Tasting w/ David Buchanan of Portersfield Cider. In most cider traditions, to drink the cider on its own is to only experience part of the potential flavor of the drink. Whether it be cheese or cured meats or braises or smoked fish, most ciders reach their full variety of expression when paired with various foods.
To see what we mean, join us for an afternoon cider and cheese tasting w/ cidermaker and author David Buchanan of Portersfield Cider on July 13th at 2p. David will bring 6 different ciders from his collection to present and taste and Perennial will provide an array of local, organic cheeses from small Maine producers, along with some other snacks.
The tasting itself will be loosely structured, with David providing some background on the ciders and some general pairing principles, then guests will be encouraged to taste their way around and make their own pairing combinations to discover which they enjoy most, and which pairings brought out additional flavors from the food and/or the cider.
This event is open to the public. No cider drinking experience necessary. In fact, this would be about the best first cider drinking experience you could have.
Space is limited to 20 people. RSVPs encouraged but not required.
For tickets, stop in at the bar or pre-purchase online here.
8/9 @ 5 pm: Book release, talk, and tasting w/ Andy Brennan of Aaron Burr Cider. This is a really special event. No other way to put it. Andy Brennan is the cidermaker at Aaron Burr Cider in NY state, a thought-leader in the concept of placed-based, “locational” ciders, and now an author. Join us in welcoming Andy to Maine for this very special event, taste some limited batch ciders using Maine apples, and open your mind to the poetics of making something truly of the place and time.
8/16 through 8/18: Maine Apple Camp w/ MOFGA @ Camp Neofa in Liberty. Anything and everything an apple and/or cider-lover could wish for: 2 1/2 days of knowledge sharing and cider drinking with your fellow apple nerds and some of the brightest pomological minds in our region. Perennial Chef/Curator Khris Hogg will be leading a guided tasting on Saturday evening. Visit maineheritageorchard.org and click on “events” for registration info, schedule, and other details.
Perennial considers requests for small private events during our off-hours from both individuals and local businesses. Inquire via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 207.808.1083.
During our regular hours, seating is first come, first served. Groups of 4+ are encouraged to call ahead for a reservation.