Tag Archives: Craft Beer

Foraging for spruce tips to brew beer

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The bright green new growth on the limbs of evergreen trees is a sign of spring in Maine and it’s also a sign that Banded Horn Brewing Company is gearing up to brew Greeenwarden. This pale ale is designed to showcase the flavor and aroma of the Maine foraged white spruce tips which have similar […]

Weigh anchor and set sail on a Maine beercation

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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 […]

Allagash rare beer event raises funds for Maine charity

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On Saturday, May 9th, 2015, Allagash Brewing Company hosted its Wild Friendship Celebration event at the brewery in Portland, Maine. Attendees who were lucky enough to be drawn in the lottery to purchase a ticket got to attend one of the two sessions that featured 13 rare beers and locally catered food with nearly free […]

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

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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 […]

Coaster Critique: Banded Horn Pepperell Pilsener

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Name: Pepperell Pilsener Brewed By: Banded Horn Brewing Company Style: Pilsener ABV: 4.6% Pepperell Pilsener pours hazy, with a yellow-gold color with a thick pure white head that leaves delicate lacing down the glass. The nose is a pleasant blend of malt and hops. The malt strikes me first with a mild yeasty, baked bread […]

Are you transporting your growlers in a legal way?

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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 […]

Allagash Brewing hosts first event celebrating 20 years of beer

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My wife and I have been looking forward to a weekend in Portland ever since I got the E-vite from Allagash Brewing Company asking if I’d attend their customer appreciation event. I had planned on writing about all the breweries we visited along the way, and we did visit a few but that part of […]

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 […]