Saturday, September 23
The hop heads at BeerAdvocate are putting on a one-day (two-session) festival featuring brews aged in wooden barrels. Beer Meets Wood includes over 200 beers from 20 states (including Maine’s Allagash Brewing Company, which co-hosts the event) and the great nation of Belgium. It’s at the Portland Company Complex (58 Fore St., Portland) at noon and 6 p.m. Tix: $55 (21+). beeradvocate.com. After that, we recommend a brisk walk down to Bayside Bowl (58 Alder St., Portland) where local rockabilly, surf and honky-tonk band Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies play music to match your mood at 8 p.m. Free (all ages). 791-2695. baysidebowl.com.