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.

The Koelschip behind Allagash Coolship beers

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A few weeks ago I made my first visit to Oxbow Brewing Company for samples and a quick brewhouse tour, on the way inside the brewery I spied a Koelschip sitting out front and realized I haven’t done a blog post about them yet. Koelschip or Coolship is a large, shallow vessel in which hot […]

Building a brewery: Orono Brewing Company

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If you haven’t caught it on the news in the past couple days, there’s a new brewery coming to Orono, Maine, the Orono Brewing Company is currently in the building phase in the basement space below Verve Burritos. I took the opportunity to stop in and check out the progress and chat with Co-owners of […]

Refunds and Upgrades for Kahbrewfest ticket holders

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  Due to unforeseen events the venue for the Kahbang Music and Arts Festival has had to change and will now be taking place in Portland, Maine instead of Bangor, Maine. Due to difficulties in switching venues at such short notice the Kahbrewfest will unfortunately have to be cancelled this year. Individuals who purchased Kahbrewfest […]

A look behind the scenes at Marshall Wharf Brewing

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I find myself in Belfast, Maine three or four times a year, but almost always during the winter for a trip to the Belfast Curling Club, this past weekend we decided to head down and check things out when it’s warmer and people are actually out and about. Naturally a family trip would include a […]

Celebrate Shipyard’s 20th with beer bash on Maine State Pier

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The Shipyard Brewing Company is celebrating their 20th anniversary in Craft Beer by throwing a party. Saturday July 12, 2014 on the Maine State Pier from 11am-10pm will be live music, local vendors, food trucks, a health and fitness expo including registration for the Shipyard Old Port half marathon and 5k being held on Sunday […]

Limited release beer named in honor of Appalachain Trail founder

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A beer geek quiz: What do the Asheville Brewers Alliance, Ballast Point Brewing, Bell’s Brewery, Cigar City Brewing, Firestone Walker, New Glarus Brewing, Ninkasi, Oskar Blues, Russian River, 3 Floyds and Victory Brewing Company have in common with Allagash Brewing Company this summer? Answer: They are all breweries that collaborated in this year’s Sierra Nevada […]

Lobster Pound Brewpub, why didn’t I think of that?

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Back in January when the news came out that The Lobster Pound in Lincolnville was going to partner with Andrews Brewing Company also of Lincolnville and open this season with a new brewpub I knew that I would find my way there. It wasn’t a direct trip; we had to make a trip down to […]