Category Archives: Interviews

Allagash 20th anniversary interview with Greg Devito

Photo courtesy of Allagash Brewing Company

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

Naomi Neville, Photo Courtesy of Allagash Brewing Company

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


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


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 […]

Brewer apprenticeship: bridging the gap from hobby to profession

A sample Scottish ale aged in a Bowmore Sherry Butt

Orono Brew Company is quickly approaching the point that grains can be mashed in, hops added, yeast pitched and beer consumed. Their brewhouse fabrication is complete and will be arriving any day now, if it hasn’t already, the tasting room is nearly complete, but is the brewer ready? I sat down with Asa Marsh-Sachs at […]

Geaghan Brothers Brewing makes changes in the brewhouse


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


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: Carla Companion

Carla Companion is a craft beer lover and investigator of all things beer. She started a craft beer website and blog 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: Matt Delamater


Matt would love to impress you with some amazing beer or food bio that blows your mind on how impressive his “beer geekdom” extends over the land — but that would be a lie. The truth — Matt is a regular jack of many trades – Actor, photographer, finance geek, and above all — simply […]

The Maine Dream Team-up Project: Greg Norton

Greg Norton, along with his wife Katie, opened Bier Cellar in 2012. Greg is an experienced homebrewer, and a certified Cicerone and a BJCP recognized beer judge. Bier Cellar is an artisanal bottleshop, meaning we sell only craft beer, artisanal wine, mead and cider. We believe that to find your new favorite beer, wine, cider […]