Category Archives: Interviews

Mason’s Brewing Company breaks ground on Brewer Waterfront


After many months, weeks and hours of development and design, Mason’s Brewing Company is breaking ground on the waterfront in Brewer, Maine. I sat down with the owner to find out a little bit about Mason’s Brewing Company and about him and his vision for this project.   Christopher Morley, owner of Mason’s Brewing Company […]

A chat with the History on Tap winner about an uncommon beer

Jerry Robichaud adding ingredients to the Mash Tun.

Back in July the Central Street Farmhouse was collecting submissions for the History on Tap Homebrew Competition. This collaborative effort between the Bangor Historical Society and Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company asked homebrewers to brew a beer with traditional ingredients, methods or in historical styles. The winning entry would win a $100 Gift Card to Geaghan’s […]

Allagash 20th anniversary interviews with Kate Benthien

Photo courtesery of Kate Benthien

Name: Kate  Benthien Year of Employment at Allagash: 2008 Job Title: Accounting/Philanthropy Favorite Allagash Beer?  Black Favorite Allagash Beer/Food pairing? Black Beer Float and maybe a brownie on the side. Have you always had this job or other jobs in the company? When I first started I did all of our tours and worked in/managed our retail […]

Black Bear Brewing in Orono restructures brew team


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 […]

Interview:Chris Avantaggio of LiveMe with Giveaway

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 […]

An Interview with Bangor Brewfest Keynote speaker John Palmer

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 […]

The Festival US – From the Volunteers perspective

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 […]

Maine Dream Team Six Pack

A while back I was reading a blog post on 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 […]