Category Archives: Interviews

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 […]