Category Archives: Misc.

Sebago Brewing threw me a curveball with Idaho 7


Sebago Brewing Company reached out to me recently, I’m pretty certain they’ve figured out that I like hoppy beers and they asked me to check out Idaho 7, a single hop IPA featuring Idaho 7, an experimental hop from a breeding program at Jackson Hop in Southern Idaho. Idaho 7 went on tap recently at […]

Some of my favorite search terms of 2015

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Last year I had fun looking at the search engine terms that brought people to my blog so I thought I’d give this year’s searches a look and see how people found me in 2015 and what they were looking for. There were thousands of search engine terms this year so I pulled out the […]

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 […]