Coaster Critique: Black Bear Long Pumpkin Stout

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Name: Long Pumpkin Stout    Brewed By: Black Bear Brewery Style: Pumpkin Stout ABV: 7%   Long Pumpkin Stout is deep black in color, no light breaks through, carbonation appears to be light, head is thin and khaki colored. Picking up some chocolate, maybe caramel notes in the nose, cinnamon and nutmeg are noticeable but not […]

Maine beer author to present during Bangor Book Festival

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 is the start of the Eighth Annual Bangor Book Festival, this years festival will look a little different, due to renovations at the Bangor Public Library the majority of events will be held at downtown businesses. Below is a list of events I pulled from the Event’s Facebook page, I want […]

Allagash Brewing Company celebrates 10 years of barrel aged beer

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Wooden barrels and beer have a long history, prior to stainless steel kegs the wooden barrel was what beer was stored and transported in. Today the wooden barrel is less for utility and more for the flavoring process. Brewers buy barrels that have previously contained wine or spirits, brew beer and age it in the […]

Canoe racing, belt sanders, BBQ, craft beer and more this weekend on MDI

Acadia Fest

Fans of craft beer may want to head to MDI this weekend for craft beer and fun events on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday, October 11, 2014 from noon to 6pm is the 19th annual Acadia Oktoberfest at the Smugglers Den Campground in Southwest Harbor. This brewfest includes Beer, Wine, Cider, food vendors, live music […]

Sometimes you drive from Bangor to Portland for beer

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Sunday was a family day, a trip to Freeport spurred on by my son’s need for a new winter coat and some new pants, L.L.Bean and Carters were the destinations, but for the Lothian family a trip south always includes craft beer. To clarify, the kids don’t get any craft beer and the parents don’t […]

Coaster Critique: NDH/Banded Horn Oktoberfest von Nacht

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Name: Oktoberfest von Nacht Brewed By: Nocturnem Draft Haus in collaboration with Banded Horn Brewing Company Style: Marzen ABV: 5.2% Oktoberfest von Nacht showed up at the table in a mug, deep copper in color with gold highlights and a short, bone white head. Nose is malt forward, smells like grainy, fresh baked bread, a […]