Category Archives: Education

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 […]

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 […]

Geaghan Brothers Brewing debuts new tasting room


Geaghan Brothers Brewing has added a tasting room to their Abbot Street brewery in Brewer, Maine. The brewery has an open bay that is used for staging outbound loads and receiving inbound freight that will double as a tasting room at the tail end of each week. The back of the bay leads to the […]

Sampling Vermont beers in the middle of Lake Champlain

Spirit of Ethan Allen III

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


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 […]