Category Archives: Education

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]