Category Archives: Reviews

A tour of the Maine Malt House

Harvester and grain silo outside the Maine Malthouse

On Sunday morning after the Aroostook County Brewfest I checked out of my hotel and headed up to Buck Farms in Mapleton, Maine to tour the Maine Malt House. They were hosting a “kegs and eggs” breakfast at the farm and it was a good opportunity to check out their operation and see grain being […]

Aroostook County Brewfest is one to mark on next years calendar


Lately it seems like all the beer fests I’ve attended have been big, 50+ brewers and hundreds of beers, but I have a soft spot for a small fest, I marked the Aroostook County Brewfest on my calendar the day they announced it as the one small festival I would hit this year. The Aroostook […]

That time I had an Existential Crisis and enjoyed it


To be clear, I haven’t been pondering my self worth, my direction or what the meaning of life is but I have been sipping beers at Orono Brewing Company again, and their existential crisis is much easier to deal with. Name: Existential Crisis Brewed By: Orono Brewing Co. Style: Hibiscus Saison ABV: 5.1% Pours a bright copper […]

Ten rare beers to be poured at Allagash Event in May

Wild Friendship Blend bottles. Photo Courtesy of Allagash Brewing Company

Last April I collaborated with beer minded folks from around the state of Maine in The Maine Dream Team-up Project. I asked each participant four questions about who they would like to see in a brewery collaboration, question four was “Free for all! Anything goes here as long as there is 1 Maine brewery involved.” […]

Coaster Critique: Henniker Brewing – Amber Apparition


Name: Amber Apparition Brewed by: Henniker Brewing Company Style: American Amber Ale ABV: 5.2% Pours a very deep copper color, shadowy approaching brown when held to the light the beer glows ruby red with a ghostly haze that might resemble an apparition in your glass. Smell like grains, fresh baked bread followed by a pleasant, […]