Maine brewery serves up free pizzas every Friday night

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It’s Friday night, you’re hanging out with friends, there’s live music, for dinner you are eating pizza and drinking craft beer. Could this friday get any better? How about if you were at the brewery that brewed the beer you are drinking and the pizza is free? Thats a pretty good Friday evening. I just […]

Coaster Critique: Henniker Brewing – Amber Apparition

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Name: Amber Apparition Brewed by: Henniker Brewing Company Style: American Amber Ale ABV: 5.2% Pours a very deep copper color, shadowy approaching brown when held to the light the beer glows ruby red with a ghostly haze that might resemble an apparition in your glass. Smell like grains, fresh baked bread followed by a pleasant, […]

Coaster Critique: Geaghan Brothers Brewing – Doug E. Graves Fall Ale

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Name: Doug E. Graves Fall Ale Brewed By: Geaghan Brothers Brewing Style: Maple Brown Rye Ale ABV: 4.9%   Pours a deep shoe leather brown color with a short off white head, although dark the beer is crystal clear and has a red-brown glow when held to the light. Smells of dark chocolate, roasty grains […]

Brewer apprenticeship: bridging the gap from hobby to profession

A sample Scottish ale aged in a Bowmore Sherry Butt

Orono Brew Company is quickly approaching the point that grains can be mashed in, hops added, yeast pitched and beer consumed. Their brewhouse fabrication is complete and will be arriving any day now, if it hasn’t already, the tasting room is nearly complete, but is the brewer ready? I sat down with Asa Marsh-Sachs at […]

There’s something for every beer geek during Portland Beer Week

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I spent an hour looking over the events planned for Portland Beer Week, and it appears to me that they have teamed up with brewers from around the state to punch November straight in the face with craft beer. Portland Beer Week kicks off on Saturday, November 1, 2014 and runs through Friday, November 7, […]