Last September things started changing at the Black Bear Brewery in Orono, Maine. The taproom expansion allowed for a larger bar, more tables, a small stage and space for darts and foosball. The transition made Black Bear’s taproom feel less like the place you ran in to fill your growler and get a sample of […]
LiveME is an apparel company located in Portland, Maine, whose designs are inspired by the state of Maine and the activities we enjoy participating in. Before there was LiveME, LoveME, BikeME, FarmME, SailME, RunME, SkiME, SurfME, HikeME, FishME, RideME, RockME, BoneME (for the dogs) and the newest FeedME, there was BeerME, the logo inspired by […]
This evening I had the opportunity to speak with John Palmer, author of the popular homebrewing book “How to Brew” on the telephone. John will be the keynote speaker at the Bangor Brewfest this Saturday, August 10th. John will be speaking about homebrewing and there will be a Q&A section led by myself and Zeth […]
If you read my blog post from Sunday evening you would know I had an excellent time at The Festival US in Portland, Maine last weekend, from an attendee standpoint it was a success, but you can’t gauge the successfulness of an event without looking at the whole picture. Even at the event you could […]
On Monday, June 24th 2013 I spent the evening at Nocturnem Draft Haus in downtown Bangor, Maine celebrating the release of the newest beers distributed in Maine, Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project. During the VIP tasting event I was able to sit down with Dann and Martha Paquette, the husband and wife team that […]
A while back I was reading a blog post on www.billybrew.com that was titled “What’s your state’s dream team six pack?” and I had to stop and ask myself the question, what would be in my Maine dream team six pack? I picked up a pen and started jotting down my favorite Maine beers and […]
On Saturday November 3rd, I was down in Portland for the 19th Annual Maine Brewers Festival. This is my second time in attendance and I highly doubt it will be my last. This year I had the opportunity to stop in early and chat with some folks at the festival and get a behind the […]
Chad Lothian, Lives in Old Town Maine. He is a craft beer enthusiast and home brewer. Chad has travelled to Brewpubs, Breweries and Brewfests all over New England.