Crossroads Beverage Co. brings “Beer Cave” to Newport

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Crossroads Beverage Company opened last week in Newport, Maine, owned by Eric Mihan, Crossroads is the sister store to Bangor Wine and Cheese. The store is located at 66 Main Street in a new shopping center near the intersection of Route 2 and the Moosehead Trail, also not far from the on/off ramp for I95 […]

Machias Valley Harvest Fair adds craft beer to tasting event

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The inaugural Machias Valley Harvest Fair last year included a wine tasting held in the town’s historic railroad depot, Station 1898 and was well received even though the location wasn’t very accommodating for the event. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 and has been taken up a notch with the […]

21st Amendment Brewery Maine launch events

21st Amendment Brewery from San Francisco has expanded distribution into Maine.The brewery was founded in 2000 by Nico Freccia and Sean O’Sullivan. The canned beer has already started showing up on store shelves around the state and three launch events are planned for this week and next. Official Launch Party The Great Lost Bear 540 […]

What is a Growler? and other growler questions answered

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In the past I’ve written about laws concerning growler fills, how to clean your growler and I’ve even reviewed a stainless steel growler but I haven’t spent any time explaining “what is a growler?” and some of the basics surrounding them. Growler: A reusable vessel that’s purpose is to transport beer (possibly cider, Kombucha) from keg […]

French Islands dark past: illegal homebrew during prohibition

Maine’s prohibition history dates between 1851 and 1934 , considerably longer than Federal Prohibition that lasted from 1920-1933. It appears that some ambitious homebrewers played an unsavory role during Maine’s dry years. While browsing through Penobscot Times archives online I found an article written nearly 74 years ago by Stan Eames, published October 17, 1940, […]

Vacationland Distributors bringing Newport Storm to Maine

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Newport Storm out of Newport, Rhode Island has signed with Vacationland Distributors. Newport Storm will debut their beers in Maine this coming weekend (Friday August 29th and Saturday August 30th) at the Portland Brew Festival. Newport Storm beer will become available to purchase in early September. The Founders of Newport Storm met while attending Colby […]

Goodnight Brew: a beer geek bedtime story

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Recently I received an offer from Bailiwick Press to check out a digital copy of “Goodnight Brew” by Ann E. Briated with illustrations by Allie Ogg, an adult parody of the classic children’s book “Goodnight Moon”. Having two kids I’ve read many offshoots of the book so I was interested in checking out this craft […]

D.L. Geary Brewing Company tasting room opening soon in Portland

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Soon there will be a new brewery tasting room in Portland. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, on the company blog, D.L. Geary Brewing announced that they are in the process of building a tasting room at their Evergreen Drive location, just around the corner from Allagash, Foundation, Bissell Brothers and Austin Street Brewing over on Industrial […]