Category Archives: News

Hidden Cove Brewing hires former Maine Beer Co. Head Brewer

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The big stir on the Maine beer scene this week is the news that Kevin Glessing, Head Brewer at Maine Beer Company out of Freeport, Maine has left his position and joined Hidden Cove Brewing Company in Wells, Maine. Kevin was employed by Maine Beer Company for 3.5 years before deciding to join Hidden Cove. Maine Beer Company […]

Competing Congressional bills take aim at excise tax on beer

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While lawmakers in Maine are working on bills to help craft beer in Maine, there are two bills also being looked at by Congress that will affect beer nationwide. The competing bills are: The Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act, or “Small BREW Act”, is cosponsored by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Susan Collins […]

Tenant brewing and fake pints see legislative action

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Maine legislature is currently looking at two bills concerning craft beer. One in regards to increasing the number of “alternating proprietors” allowed at an existing brewery and the other concern regulating serving containers. LD 102  An Act To Strengthen the Craft Beer Industry is a bill sponsored by Senator Justin Alfond. This bill concerns “alternating […]

Greater Bangor brewery updates

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I find it difficult to keep up with what’s happening with breweries in the Greater Bangor Area, I follow them all on their social media accounts but tend to miss some updates and announcements. I gathered up what’s been going on for an update on the Bangor beer scene. Cheers Chaddah Square Tail Brewing Company […]

Goodbye In’finiti, Hello Liquid Riot Bottling Company

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In’finiti Fermentation & Distillation in Portland closed it’s doors in early January for maintenance, they are opening back up tomorrow, January 16, 2015 at 3pm but regulars will notice a few changes. First off, In’finiti is no more, due to other breweries opening in the past couple of years that named themselves Infinity or something similar. […]

21st Amendment Brewery Maine launch events

21st Amendment Brewery from San Francisco has expanded distribution into Maine.The brewery was founded in 2000 by Nico Freccia and Sean O’Sullivan. The canned beer has already started showing up on store shelves around the state and three launch events are planned for this week and next. Official Launch Party The Great Lost Bear 540 […]

Vacationland Distributors bringing Newport Storm to Maine

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Newport Storm out of Newport, Rhode Island has signed with Vacationland Distributors. Newport Storm will debut their beers in Maine this coming weekend (Friday August 29th and Saturday August 30th) at the Portland Brew Festival. Newport Storm beer will become available to purchase in early September. The Founders of Newport Storm met while attending Colby […]

D.L. Geary Brewing Company tasting room opening soon in Portland

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Soon there will be a new brewery tasting room in Portland. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, on the company blog, D.L. Geary Brewing announced that they are in the process of building a tasting room at their Evergreen Drive location, just around the corner from Allagash, Foundation, Bissell Brothers and Austin Street Brewing over on Industrial […]

Refunds and Upgrades for Kahbrewfest ticket holders

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  Due to unforeseen events the venue for the Kahbang Music and Arts Festival has had to change and will now be taking place in Portland, Maine instead of Bangor, Maine. Due to difficulties in switching venues at such short notice the Kahbrewfest will unfortunately have to be cancelled this year. Individuals who purchased Kahbrewfest […]