Category Archives: Travel

Sampling Vermont beers in the middle of Lake Champlain

Spirit of Ethan Allen III

This past weekend I packed up the family and headed to Vermont to attend my Cousin’s wedding. The wedding was Saturday afternoon so we had to some time in the morning to do something around Burlington. We headed to August First in Burlington for breakfast, a great little bakery with locally sourced ingredients. We fueled […]

American Fresh Brewhouse at Assembly Row


So I kind of took a blog vacation there for July, this post was written in the first week and I just didn’t post it but hey, better late than never, right? A couple weeks ago my wife and I took the kids on a trip down to Boston to visit the Lego Discovery Center […]

Coastal brewery crawl just one option for a Maine daytrip

Owls Head Lighthouse

My wife and I took the kids on a coastal car car ride last weekend, it’s an opportune time as businesses are opening back up for the season and tourist season isn’t in full swing yet. We made a morning run to Owls Head for the lighthouse and transportation museum and then headed back up […]

Lunch and a brewery tour in Rockland, Maine


Saturday was a beautiful day to take a ride down the coast. We packed the kids up in the car and headed to Owls Head, Maine to check out the lighthouse and walk the beach, the kids had fun and it didn’t cost anything which is a bonus. Just down the road is the Owls Head […]

Weigh anchor and set sail on a Maine beercation

The Mary Day. Photo Courtesy of the Schooner Mary Day

Picture this, you are starting your summer vacation, you’ve just arrived in Camden, Maine. You grab your belongings and head down to the docks, hand your bags up to a crew member and climb aboard a 90 foot, double masted Windjammer. The crew shows you to your bunk and you stow your belongings and head […]

Maine Brewers Guild announces summer brewfest


I have had July 25, 2015 circled on the calendar since January. I posted my annual list of New England Brewfests with July 25th simply reading “Maine Brewers Guild Fest – Thompson Point, ME” because that was the extent of the details at the time but it’s one of the festivals I had targeted early […]

Are you transporting your growlers in a legal way?


This is a protect yourself blog post, I’ve done quite a bit of reading in regards to Maine liquor laws and at some point I ended up looking at the open container laws and realized that I’ve been in violation without even knowing it. I’m not talking about drinking and driving here either, that’s a separate […]

Sometimes the most unlikely places are hidden gems for craft beer

I try not to be the guy who judges a book by it’s cover, but more often than not that’s what I do, and in my defense I’m right more often than not, but occasionally my snap judgments fail me. I recently encountered one of those moments when I judged unfairly. I took the family […]

Sometimes you drive from Bangor to Portland for beer

The haul

Sunday was a family day, a trip to Freeport spurred on by my son’s need for a new winter coat and some new pants, L.L.Bean and Carters were the destinations, but for the Lothian family a trip south always includes craft beer. To clarify, the kids don’t get any craft beer and the parents don’t […]