Category Archives: Education

Why is it I only go to the library when there’s free beer?

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That’s right, Free beer at the library, on Tuesday, June 7, 2014 I took a drive to Pittsfield, Maine. Josh Christie, Author of Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland was speaking at the Pittsfield Public library about his book and the history of Maine Beer and there were free beer samples. Josh pulls key points from […]

Deck drinking to improve your mood

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My office has three windows; none of those windows look outside. I get very little natural light during the day unless I happen to be outside or near a window somewhere else in the building. Since I’m at work 40+ hours a week I try to get outside in the sun as often as possible […]

Rising Tide Brewing Company hosts sensory training workshop

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Thanks to Kathleen Pierce for this guest post from an Event I wanted badly to attend but couldn’t make happen. If my coaster could talk it would ask, why are you in beer school on a Monday night? As Portland becomes more and more beer-focused, classes like Rising Tide’s sensory training workshop will be equivalent […]

Geaghan Brothers Brewing makes changes in the brewhouse

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Geaghan’s Restaurant and Pub is a Bangor, Maine landmark. Founded in 1975 by John Geaghan with a strong railroad theme and Irish undertones it would be 35 years before his son’s and grandson thought about adding a brewing system and 36 years before the first pints of Geaghan Brothers beer was served at the pub. […]

The Maine Dream Team-up Project: Conclusion

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The Maine Dream Team-up Project has officially come to a close, a fifteen day blog series that asked seventeen different, beer minded individuals, four questions about who they would like to see collaborate on a beer. In return I received a total of 74 different dream collaborations that consisted of 25 different Maine breweries, 29 […]

The Maine Dream Team-up Project: Adam Callaghan

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Founded by Zach and Allison Poole, Maine’s original Brew Bus has been driving you to drink local since 2012. Experience Maine’s booming craft beer scene the best way possible: Leave your car behind and let us show you around. We’re more than just a designated driver; we’re your expert tour guides on an ALL INCLUSIVE […]

The Maine Dream Team-up Project: Carla Companion

Carla Companion is a craft beer lover and investigator of all things beer. She started a craft beer website and blog www.thebeerbabe.com in 2007, sharing her thoughts as she explored what was new in beer, as well as brewery visits, trips and “beer adventures.” Moving to Portland in 2009, she found herself surrounded by the […]

The Maine Dream Team-up Project: Richard England

Richard England has been the Craft Beer Manager at Hogan Road Deli for almost 2 year. Hogan Road Deli is a Deli/Convenience Store with an impressive selection of craft beer, cider, mead, and wine from the all over U.S. and abroad. Website Twitter: @hoganroaddeli Facebook: Hogan Road Deli What is your all Maine brewer dream […]

The Maine Dream Team-up Project: Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore is a craft beer blogger based in Southern Maine, his blog Active Beer Geek is dedicated to craft beer and fitness. Ben is a communications student at USM and VP of USM Enactus, Host of #BeerChat every Thursday night at 9pm EST on Twitter, a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, long distance […]