Make Neal Dow roll in his grave

Join us for the 2nd annual Rum Riots.

On June 2, 1855, during Maine’s prohibition, Neal Dow, the mayor of Portland, Maine hid rum inside city hall. When residents of the city found out about this secret cache of spirits they stormed city hall, rioting. As many as 3,000 residents of Portland came to protest Mayor Dow (also know as the Napoleon of Temperance) and the city council.

In honor of Maine’s rich history of alcohol production and consumption, The Rum Riots were created. We want to celebrate cocktails, bars and bartenders from around Maine— and New England. Come join us for five days of education, networking and celebration.

Come imbibe with us May 30 - June 3.
Let’s Riot!