Events downtown

Oct 14

ColoniAle 2023
Location: 1267 Westbrook Street, Portland, Maine 04102, US
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event website

Beer, beer, beer! You can never know too much when it comes to beer and ale in the 18th century. Come join our Tate House Museum docents on October 14 as they take you on an afternoon of education and entertainment surrounding the making of beer in colonial times. This all-new tour will enlighten our guests as to the role of servants in brewing and other kitchen duties. Learn what “pounded cheese” was, how to make it, and enjoy a sample. What did the colonials learn from Indigenous people that impacted their foods and its preparation? Cocktails from beer? You’ll be introduced to beverages you may want to try.

ColoniAle consists of a one-hour beer-centric house tour followed with a social time in the backyard of the Tate House where you will be given a Tate House pint glass and 2 pints of Mast Landing ale. Mast Landing Brewing is the generous sponsor of our event and is providing guests with their signature ale. Imbibing is encouraged!!!

Tours are on the hour at 3:00 and 4:00 PM with a social hour following from 4:00- 6:00 PM. General admission is $25 and $20 for Tate House Museum members. Timed tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite at or by visiting our website at

Holly K Hurd
Tate House Museum
1267 Westbrook Street
Portland ME 04102