All posts by Chad Lothian

Chad Lothian

About Chad Lothian

Chad Lothian lives in Old Town, Maine. He is a craft beer enthusiast and homebrewer. Chad has travelled to brewpubs, breweries and brewfests all over New England.

Maine Brewers Guild Presents: Beer School

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The things in life I truly appreciate are the things I’ve spent the time to understand, many of these things were not taught in school and educating myself has been an extracurricular, a voyage of self improvement through learning, Beer is one of those things. The things I’ve learned about beer didn’t come from grade […]

Metz Beer “all first-class places have it”

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This is the second blog post this week on old beer advertising around Thanksgiving, this one comes from the Omaha Sunday Bee in Omaha, Nebraska, printed November 24, 1912. The advertisement is for Metz Beer, with a fine looking image of a bottle of Metz that could only be outdone by a turkey chugging a […]

American Beauty Beer will “set you right”

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I enjoy looking at old advertising for beer, the images, the wording, the direction they take in marketing all peak my interest. I started looking through old newspaper archives and found a couple holiday advertisements for beer that I thought were worth sharing. The first advertisement I found was printed in The Herald Republican out […]

Sometimes the most unlikely places are hidden gems for craft beer

I try not to be the guy who judges a book by it’s cover, but more often than not that’s what I do, and in my defense I’m right more often than not, but occasionally my snap judgments fail me. I recently encountered one of those moments when I judged unfairly. I took the family […]

Maine brewery serves up free pizzas every Friday night

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It’s Friday night, you’re hanging out with friends, there’s live music, for dinner you are eating pizza and drinking craft beer. Could this friday get any better? How about if you were at the brewery that brewed the beer you are drinking and the pizza is free? Thats a pretty good Friday evening. I just […]

Coaster Critique: Henniker Brewing – Amber Apparition

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Name: Amber Apparition Brewed by: Henniker Brewing Company Style: American Amber Ale ABV: 5.2% Pours a very deep copper color, shadowy approaching brown when held to the light the beer glows ruby red with a ghostly haze that might resemble an apparition in your glass. Smell like grains, fresh baked bread followed by a pleasant, […]

Coaster Critique: Geaghan Brothers Brewing – Doug E. Graves Fall Ale

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Name: Doug E. Graves Fall Ale Brewed By: Geaghan Brothers Brewing Style: Maple Brown Rye Ale ABV: 4.9%   Pours a deep shoe leather brown color with a short off white head, although dark the beer is crystal clear and has a red-brown glow when held to the light. Smells of dark chocolate, roasty grains […]