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 […]

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp: The best 5 hour summer camp ever

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I’ll cut right to the point, if you didn’t attend Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America on Thompson Point in Portland, Maine this past Friday, August 1st, you missed out on a killer brewfest. The venue, the food trucks, the vendors, the beer, the weather. Perfect. Aside from a couple breweries that had long lines […]

Coaster Critique: Sierra Nevada – Allagash Brewing Myron’s Walk

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company released a limited edition Beer Camp 12 pack this year, it contained 12 different beers brewed in collaboration with breweries from across the country. One of the collaborations included was brewed with Maine’s own Allagash Brewing Company. Name: Myron’s Walk Brewed by: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in collaboration with Allagash Brewing […]