Category Archives: Misc.

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 […]

Three old advertisements that make me want to head to the lake


It’s National Beer Day, it snowed last night and I’m ready for warmer weather. This combination of things drove me to find some old advertisements that combine beer and the great outdoors. This Ad for Rainier Beer from 1904 ran in the Arizona Republican. “The Strenuous Life requires something to put vim and vigor in […]