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.

What year did a whiskey bottle walk in the Thanksgiving Day Parade?

New York Tribune whiskey in parade 11-26-13

A bit of Thanksgiving Day trivia for you, What year did a large red whiskey bottle walk in the Thanksgiving Day Parade? The Answer is 1913, I’ve been watching the parade for years and I can’t remember ever seeing liquor or beer present in the parade but in 1913 it happened. Which according to Wikipedia […]

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra celebrates 120 years with a beer


The Bangor Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1896 and is one of the oldest continually operating orchestras in the United States. The BSO’s 120th birthday is fast approaching and to celebrate they have teamed up with Geaghan Brothers Brewing to brew up a special release beer. Maestro’s Märzen will be released on Saturday, November 21st […]

Of Witchcraft, Brewsters and Beer


  February will mark 9 years since the Passing of Alan Eames, the “Indiana Jones of Beer” or “Beer King” as he was often referred. Alan dubbed himself a beer anthropologist, traveling the world digging up the history of beer, he owned and operated Three Dollar Deweys in Portland, Maine and Brattleboro, Vermont and was […]

A tour of the Maine Malt House

Harvester and grain silo outside the Maine Malthouse

On Sunday morning after the Aroostook County Brewfest I checked out of my hotel and headed up to Buck Farms in Mapleton, Maine to tour the Maine Malt House. They were hosting a “kegs and eggs” breakfast at the farm and it was a good opportunity to check out their operation and see grain being […]

Aroostook County Brewfest is one to mark on next years calendar


Lately it seems like all the beer fests I’ve attended have been big, 50+ brewers and hundreds of beers, but I have a soft spot for a small fest, I marked the Aroostook County Brewfest on my calendar the day they announced it as the one small festival I would hit this year. The Aroostook […]

Mason’s Brewing Company breaks ground on Brewer Waterfront


After many months, weeks and hours of development and design, Mason’s Brewing Company is breaking ground on the waterfront in Brewer, Maine. I sat down with the owner to find out a little bit about Mason’s Brewing Company and about him and his vision for this project.   Christopher Morley, owner of Mason’s Brewing Company […]

Professional and Amateur brewers battle it out in Bangor

Mash Tun and paddle

The Central Street Farmhouse is hosting Homebrewtoberfest: The Pro-Am Edition on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from Noon-3pm in their pocket park. Homebrewtoberfest is a Pro-Am homebrew event but not a judged competition, so maybe “Battle it out” was a little dramatic but there are still bragging rights on the line. It’s about bringing together professional […]

Eat, Drink and be Scary at the Allagash Spooktacular


Allagash Brewing Company is hosting an event double header on Saturday, October 24th that sounds so fun it’s scary. Haunted House and Ghoulschip release If you want these limited release beers you’ll have to be brave and trek through the Allagash Haunted Barrel room, survivors will have a chance to sample and purchase the rare […]