Category Archives: Education

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 […]

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 […]

Allagash 20th anniversary interview with Greg Devito

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Name: Greg Devito Year of Employment at Allagash: I don’t know when I started…8 years ago maybe. There were like 8 people at the company and we were all in one building. I spent a lot of time making boxes and putting stuff into boxes. It was pretty awesome. (2005ish) Job Title:  Cellar manager? Custodian? Favorite Allagash Beer? […]

Allagash 20th anniversary interview with Naomi Neville

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Name: Naomi Neville Year of Employment at Allagash: 2009 Job Title: Sales Director Favorite Allagash Beer? It depends on the day. Black or Tripel. Favorite Allagash Beer/Food pairing? Pork buns at Pai Men Miyake with Triple. Otherwise Lobster Rolls with Black. Have you always had this job or other jobs in the company? I was […]

Allagash 20th anniversary interview with Jason Winchester

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Day two of a week long series of Allagash Brewing employee interviews, See yesterdays interview here. Name: Jason Winchester Year of Employment at Allagash: 2007 Job Title: Production/Guest Relations Favorite Allagash Beer? Hugh Malone Favorite Allagash Beer/Food pairing? Farm to Face and Fish Tacos Have you always had this job or other jobs in the […]

Allagash 20th anniversary interview with Jessica Caruso

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Allagash Brewing Company is celebrating 20 years of brewing beer in Maine on Saturday June 27th in Portland by hosting a street fair. There will be live music,entertainment, food and of course great beer. Tickets to the street fair can be purchased online at $10 per person, children 12 and under are free. I can’t […]

Pairings in Winterport – The intersection of beer, wine and food

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I recently had the opportunity to sit down for a meal at Pairings in Winterport, Pairings is the food component of the Winterport Winery and Penobscot Bay Brewery. The event I attended was their monthly beer/wine dinner with a summer theme. With Pairings, owners Mike and Joan Anderson have created a space where fine food […]

A tour of Brewers first production brewery

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I finally got a chance to tour the new Geaghan Brothers Brewing facility in Brewer, Maine. I toured their Bangor location back in March of 2013, at the time they were struggling to keep up with demand on their 5 barrel system, the new brewhouse in Brewer is a 20 barrel system with 40 barrel […]

The Growler Bus rolls into Central Maine

Photo Courtesy of Gene Beck

As craft beer popularity continues to grow so does the the beer tourism industry. Maine is currently home to over 60 breweries, in recent years has drawn high profile brewfests to the state like The Festival and Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America, there are windjammers sailing the coast of Maine with craft beer cruises […]

Lunch and a brewery tour in Rockland, Maine

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Saturday was a beautiful day to take a ride down the coast. We packed the kids up in the car and headed to Owls Head, Maine to check out the lighthouse and walk the beach, the kids had fun and it didn’t cost anything which is a bonus. Just down the road is the Owls Head […]