Category Archives: Misc.

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 […]

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 […]

Weigh anchor and set sail on a Maine beercation

The Mary Day. Photo Courtesy of the Schooner Mary Day

Picture this, you are starting your summer vacation, you’ve just arrived in Camden, Maine. You grab your belongings and head down to the docks, hand your bags up to a crew member and climb aboard a 90 foot, double masted Windjammer. The crew shows you to your bunk and you stow your belongings and head […]

Atlantic Brewing to release new beer to help fund hop program

Packaging for 04609. Photo Courtesy of Atlantic Brewing Company

Atlantic Brewing Company flashed some photos on their facebook page the other day of packaging for a new double IPA they’ll be brewing named 04609. 04609 is the Bar Harbor zip code, a nod to the town and community that has supported the brewery and allowed them to grow and be successful. Part of the […]