Tag Archives: Beer

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 […]

Three old advertisements that make me want to head to the lake


It’s National Beer Day, it snowed last night and I’m ready for warmer weather. This combination of things drove me to find some old advertisements that combine beer and the great outdoors. This Ad for Rainier Beer from 1904 ran in the Arizona Republican. “The Strenuous Life requires something to put vim and vigor in […]

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 […]

Coaster Critique: Baxter Brewing, Summer Swelter

Name: Summer Swelter Brewed By: Baxter Brewing Co. ABV: 4.7% Summer Swelter poured a hazy golden yellow, visible carbonation and a thick, pure white head. Right up front I get grassy hops, followed by a lemony citrus aroma, the malts come through very lightly, toasted grains, it smells nice. The first thing I notice in […]

Guest Review: Class of ’88 Barley Wine (Deschutes/Rogue/North Coast)

I really enjoy the format of His and Hers Beer Notes, a written review on his part and a drawing from her. I hope you enjoy their review style as much as i do. Cheers! Chaddah     CLASS OF ’88 BARLEY WINE (DESCHUTES/ROGUE/NORTH COAST) 10.2% ABV Purchased at Final Gravity in Roseville, California ($7.99/22 […]