My takeaways from judging the Maine Homebrewers Competition

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I was excited to help judge the Maine Homebrewers Competition this year, The Greater Bangor area has produced some solid professional brewers over the past couple of years – Joel and John of Foundation, Clay at Marsh Island, basically everybody working in the Geaghan Brothers Brewhouse to name a few – so judging this competition […]

Maine Homebrew Competition winner to be announced Friday

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The Maine Homebrewers Competition judging has come to an end, 41 beers were entered into this year competition, the first round of judging narrowed the field to 10 finalists. This years finalists: Jerry Robichaud – Hilda’s Wheat Beer Jerry Robichaud – Bangor Dunkel Marlon Arce – Cucumber Pils Dave Rocker – “Session IPA” Jason Fitzgerald […]

Cold beer and hairy competition in Portland this weekend

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If you’ve ever attended a brewfest you’ll understand what I mean when I say it often feels like you’re attending a beard competition. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, the beer community and the beard community are pretty tight knit, which is why the Bearded Brewfest makes perfect sense. Saturday, March 19, […]

Allagash to collaborate with New Belgium Brewing, but will we see it in Maine?

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New Belgium Brewing Company out of Fort Collins, Colorado, has announced in a press release that they will be celebrating their 25th anniversary by releasing a collaboration “Riff-Pack” with Avery Brewing Company, Firestone Walker, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Rhinegeist Brewery and Maine’s own Allagash Brewing Company. The Riff-Pack will feature collaboration brews all “riffing” on New […]

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 […]