Some of my favorite search terms of 2015

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Last year I had fun looking at the search engine terms that brought people to my blog so I thought I’d give this year’s searches a look and see how people found me in 2015 and what they were looking for. There were thousands of search engine terms this year so I pulled out the […]

Three new beer releases to ring in the New Year

Ghost White Stout - Photo courtesy of Orono Brewing Company

Last year at this time I visited Orono Brewing Company, they were still putting the finishing touches on their tasting room, the bar top hadn’t even arrived but they were excited to open their doors on New Year’s Eve, it’s hard to believe it’s been 1 year already. This Thursday, December 31, 2015 when Orono […]

A chat with Square Tail’s new Head Brewer

Photo Courtesy of Ray Edgar

I sat down with Ray Edgar the new Head Brewer at Square Tail Brewing Company in Amherst, Maine. Gary and Sharon Cresswell, the Owners of Square Tail announced they were looking for a new Head Brewer on Facebook on November 19th and by November 24th had announced that an offer has been made and was […]

Following resignation, Square Tail hires new Head Brewer


In November of 2014 I wrote about Square Tail Brewing for the first time, I drove out to meet Wes Ellington and tour a half assembled brewery and learn what he was all about. In February of 2015 I was back out in Amherst to check out the finished brewery and tasting room just before he […]

The Maine Homebrewers Competition returns in 2016


After a two year hiatus, Central Street Farmhouse has announced the return of the Maine Homebrewers Competition. Central Street Farmhouse will begin accepting submissions on February 22, 2016, you can find info and submission forms on their website, the deadline for submissions is March 4, 2016 at which time judging will begin. On March 10, 2016 […]

Barreled Souls Brewing to headline a pair of events in the Greater Bangor area


Since opening three years ago, The Family Dog in Orono has filled their 6 draft lines with Maine craft beer, during the Greater Bangor Beer Week they changed their lineup from Greater Bangor breweries to breweries from around the state and on Wednesday, December 9th they will be hosting their first Tap Takeover.   The […]

What year did a whiskey bottle walk in the Thanksgiving Day Parade?

New York Tribune whiskey in parade 11-26-13

A bit of Thanksgiving Day trivia for you, What year did a large red whiskey bottle walk in the Thanksgiving Day Parade? The Answer is 1913, I’ve been watching the parade for years and I can’t remember ever seeing liquor or beer present in the parade but in 1913 it happened. Which according to Wikipedia […]

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra celebrates 120 years with a beer


The Bangor Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1896 and is one of the oldest continually operating orchestras in the United States. The BSO’s 120th birthday is fast approaching and to celebrate they have teamed up with Geaghan Brothers Brewing to brew up a special release beer. Maestro’s Märzen will be released on Saturday, November 21st […]

Of Witchcraft, Brewsters and Beer


  February will mark 9 years since the Passing of Alan Eames, the “Indiana Jones of Beer” or “Beer King” as he was often referred. Alan dubbed himself a beer anthropologist, traveling the world digging up the history of beer, he owned and operated Three Dollar Deweys in Portland, Maine and Brattleboro, Vermont and was […]