Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing

On Sunday, March 12th (National Girl Scout Day) we hosted Portland's own Troop 1979 of The Girl Scouts of Maine. While the group of 7th Grade Girl Scouts and their troop leaders sold cookies at the front of the restaurant, we sold flights of beer that we hand selected to pair with this seasons cookies. We wanted to promote The Girl Scouts of America, an organization that empowers young girls by teaching life, entrepreneurship, social, and business skills to help them lead successful lives. The Girl Scouts, much like the role of women in society, is invaluable and we were happy to spotlight them at The Thirsty Pig. We also enjoyed providing the community a fun event to bring together two of our great loves - local craft beer and Girl Scout Cookies! 

Pairings consisted of the following: 

Peanut Butter Patties & Mast Landing Gunners Daughter 5.5%
Thin Mints & Ballast Point Peppermint Victory at Sea 10%
Shortbread & Bissell Brothers Substance 6.6%
Caramel deLites & Allagash Dougernaut 7.5%
Peanut Butter Sandwich & Bunker Trashmaster 9.5%
Thanks-A-Lot & Bantam Rojo 5.4%
S’mores & Brooklyn Framboisie 7.3%
Lemonades & Foundation Venture 8%

Thirsty Pig Lovers Weekend & VaLonePine's Day Party

We chose to host a weekend of events to celebrate love. Love of each other, love of food, love of music, love of beer. Encouraging our friends and neighbors to come alone or together to escape the snow and kick-off the Valentine's weekend in style. Friday 2/10 was the tapping of two new beers, the Bissell Brothers Viggy Kick-Flip Cream Ale and Orono Brewing Company Tubular IPA. Saturday 2/11 was Prime the Pump with live music from Pete Withal, Tim Bergeron and Kris Rodgers. Sunday 2/12 we hosted a Galentine's Brunch that featured Red Velvet Waffes, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Chorizo Breakfast Quesadillas, Corned Pork Hash, and Mimosa Jello Treats. Finally, Tuesday 2/14: The VaLonePine's Day Party, a chance to bring people together to celebrate our love of local beers and give love back to our community. Featuring four beers from Lone Pine Brewing and a Fundraiser Raffle to benefit The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine. Love truly was in the air this weekend! <3 

Delivery Driver Appreciation Day

On Wednesday, January 25th we chose to celebrate all of our delivery drivers and distributors who continuously put up with the unfortunate weather this time of year to ensure they're providing us with the services and supplies we need to keep our business up and running. We chose to offer them a free lunch between 11am and 3pm as our way of thanking them for their hard work and dedication. We feel that the delivery personnel and distributors are the unsung heroes of the bar and restaurant industry, and we felt they deserved some recognition and reward for their hard work. We couldn't do it without them, thanks! 

And thanks to Channel 8 News for the sweet coverage of the event! Check out the story here: http://www.wmtw.com/article/thirsty-pig-restaurant-hosts-delivery-driver-appreciation-lunch/8639999