Ales for Tails

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Ales for Tails

Ales for Tails is an oceanside, dog-friendly beer festival that supports our life-saving mission.

By The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, June 17 · 1 - 4pm EDT


Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse 2 Fort Road South Portland, ME 04106

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Grab your best four-legged friends (and your two-legged ones too) and we'll see you at Ales for Tails!

Join the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARLGP) for our annual dog-friendly beer festival, Ales for Tails. Ales for Tails is an afternoon full of Maine-brewed beers, tasty food trucks, and sunshine by the ocean- all to support the ARLGP's life-saving work.

Our 2023 breweries include: Allagash Brewing Company, Après, Austin Street Brewery, Banded Brewing, Bangor Beer Company, Black Pug Brewing, Foulmouthed Brewing, Foundation Brewing Company, Goodfire Brewing Company, Olive Pit Brewing, Portland Zoo, and Rising Tide Brewing Company.

Plus, a doggone great lineup of food trucks: Crispy Gai, Mr. Tuna, and Totally Awesome Vegan Food Truck.

Each general admission ticket includes (5) 8-ounce pours for the brewery booths, free parking, and an aluminum commemorative tasting cup featuring the 2023 Ales logo. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend at no additional cost. Pre-purchased tickets are $60 per person, $70 at the door (if we do not sell out in advance). Non-Drinking/DD tickets are available for $15 and include complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and free parking. This is a 21+ event.

All funds raised directly support the over 5,000 dogs, cats and small animals that depend on our life-saving work every year. Thank you for joining Ales for Tails and making a difference to pets in need!


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? IDs of all attendees will be checked at the door and bracelets will be provided. Ales for Tails is a 21+ event. The ARLGP strictly abides by Maine State Liquor Laws.

What are my transport/parking options? Parking is included in your admission to Ales for Tails. Ticket holders will receive detailed instructions the day before the event on where to park on the SMCC campus.

I have a question. How can I contact the organizer? You can contact the ARLGP development manager, Sara Johnson at 207-517-3937 or

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Please keep your ticket handy, either on the Eventbrite app, in your email or by printing it out and bringing it with you to the event. We must scan the code on your ticket for your admittance.

What is the refund policy? Sorry, no refunds will be issued for this event. This is a rain-or-shine event. If you cannot attend, your ticket cost will still support the ARLGP’s life-saving work.

My friend wants to come but isn't sure they can make it. Can they put a ticket on hold? Unfortunately, tickets cannot be placed on hold or reserved. Ales for Tails sells out annually. Purchasing your event ticket as soon as possible is highly encouraged to ensure you can join the fun.

About the organizer

The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland is a life-saving organization. We nurture the connection between people and pets to advance animal welfare and improve the quality of life in our community.