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.

A chat with the History on Tap winner about an uncommon beer

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Back in July the Central Street Farmhouse was collecting submissions for the History on Tap Homebrew Competition. This collaborative effort between the Bangor Historical Society and Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company asked homebrewers to brew a beer with traditional ingredients, methods or in historical styles. The winning entry would win a $100 Gift Card to Geaghan’s […]

Sampling Vermont beers in the middle of Lake Champlain

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This past weekend I packed up the family and headed to Vermont to attend my Cousin’s wedding. The wedding was Saturday afternoon so we had to some time in the morning to do something around Burlington. We headed to August First in Burlington for breakfast, a great little bakery with locally sourced ingredients. We fueled […]

Two Ballast Point events and One spicy review

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Ballast Point Brewing is throwing down a mean block party tomorrow night at Blaze Bangor and Nocturnem Draft Haus then bringing the party to Blaze in Bar Harbor on Friday. The Bangor event is boasting 15 different Ballast Point offerings, 12 of those new to Maine. I had a Habanero Sculpin in the fridge so […]

That time I had an Existential Crisis and enjoyed it

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To be clear, I haven’t been pondering my self worth, my direction or what the meaning of life is but I have been sipping beers at Orono Brewing Company again, and their existential crisis is much easier to deal with. Name: Existential Crisis Brewed By: Orono Brewing Co. Style: Hibiscus Saison ABV: 5.1% Pours a bright copper […]

Baxter Brewing Company swings for the fences with upcoming beer dinner

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In a press release yesterday, Baxter Brewing Company announced a beer dinner for Monday, August 24, 2015. This isn’t your average beer dinner though, Baxter Brewing has been a long time partner with the Portland Sea Dogs, AA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, who are playing host to the beer dinner. “One of the […]

Marsh Island Brewing set to launch in Orono

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You know you’re driving through a mill town in Maine just by rolling down the window, I have a feeling that when you drive through Orono, Maine you’ll know you’re in a beer town by the smell of mashed grains and hops in the breeze. Orono is home to Black Bear Microbrew, Orono Brewing Company […]