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Kelp Farmer Social at Maine Craft Distilling

April 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Calling all kelp farmers, kelp lovers, and the kelp curious! Join Seaweed Week at Maine Craft Distilling for our first-ever Kelp Farmer Social!

Whether you’re a kelp farmer, want to meet a kelp farmer, or are just as obsessed with seaweed as we are, all are invited to network and gather at this casual happy hour.

From April 27-29th, Portland will also be host to the Northeast Aquaculture Conference & Expo, with sea farmers, scientists, businesses, and professionals taking over the town!

Our happy hour host is Maine Craft Distilling, home of 50 Stone Whiskey (made from seaweed-smoked barley). Besides their whiskey, they’ll have craft seaweed cocktails and other unique menu specials.

Event details

Who: Anyone!

  • We’ll have badges so folks can self identify as a kelp farmer, or just kelp curious. (And of course, you can just come and do your own thing too!).

Meet a sea farmer or scientist

  • Feel free to chat up a kelp/shellfish farmer, seaweed scientist, or enjoy a cocktail with friends

Seaweed demos

  • Stop by the Seaweed Week demo table to up your seaweed knowledge and learn about this climate-friendly crop with  Maine Sea Grant

Menu specials

  • 50 Stone Whiskey
  • STOF (Sea Tangle Old Fashioned) – 50 Stone Whiskey, honey-salted simple syrup, bitters, garnished with dulse
  • DLT sandwich – Dulse, lettuce, tomato, parsley lemon mayo, Big Sky anadama bread

Live music

  • Trad Tuesday plays 7 to 9 PM



April 28, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Categories:


Seaweed Week
Maine Sea Grant


Maine Craft Distilling
123 Washington Ave
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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