Sebago Brewing threw me a curveball with Idaho 7

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Sebago Brewing Company reached out to me recently, I’m pretty certain they’ve figured out that I like hoppy beers and they asked me to check out Idaho 7, a single hop IPA featuring Idaho 7, an experimental hop from a breeding program at Jackson Hop in Southern Idaho. Idaho 7 went on tap recently at […]

14 Breweries lined up for inaugural brewfest in Old Town

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I’ll be honest, when I heard the Old Town Elks Club was hosting a brewfest I was a bit skeptical, it seems everyone is attempting a brewfest these days, but I paid the Elks a visit recently to find out what they are planning and this festival seems to have potential. The Brewfest is happening […]

New England Brewfests – 2016

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My fourth annual New England Brewfest list, this has been a fun project year over year, the list seems to grow every year, this year a handful of events have dropped off and new one have taken their place. Like in years past this is work in progress, some events have not announced dates or […]

Some of my favorite search terms of 2015

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Last year I had fun looking at the search engine terms that brought people to my blog so I thought I’d give this year’s searches a look and see how people found me in 2015 and what they were looking for. There were thousands of search engine terms this year so I pulled out the […]

Three new beer releases to ring in the New Year

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Last year at this time I visited Orono Brewing Company, they were still putting the finishing touches on their tasting room, the bar top hadn’t even arrived but they were excited to open their doors on New Year’s Eve, it’s hard to believe it’s been 1 year already. This Thursday, December 31, 2015 when Orono […]

A chat with Square Tail’s new Head Brewer

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I sat down with Ray Edgar the new Head Brewer at Square Tail Brewing Company in Amherst, Maine. Gary and Sharon Cresswell, the Owners of Square Tail announced they were looking for a new Head Brewer on Facebook on November 19th and by November 24th had announced that an offer has been made and was […]

Following resignation, Square Tail hires new Head Brewer

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In November of 2014 I wrote about Square Tail Brewing for the first time, I drove out to meet Wes Ellington and tour a half assembled brewery and learn what he was all about. In February of 2015 I was back out in Amherst to check out the finished brewery and tasting room just before he […]

The Maine Homebrewers Competition returns in 2016

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After a two year hiatus, Central Street Farmhouse has announced the return of the Maine Homebrewers Competition. Central Street Farmhouse will begin accepting submissions on February 22, 2016, you can find info and submission forms on their website, the deadline for submissions is March 4, 2016 at which time judging will begin. On March 10, 2016 […]

Barreled Souls Brewing to headline a pair of events in the Greater Bangor area

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Since opening three years ago, The Family Dog in Orono has filled their 6 draft lines with Maine craft beer, during the Greater Bangor Beer Week they changed their lineup from Greater Bangor breweries to breweries from around the state and on Wednesday, December 9th they will be hosting their first Tap Takeover.   The […]