Tag Archives: Craft Beer

Crossroads Beverage Co. brings “Beer Cave” to Newport

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Crossroads Beverage Company opened last week in Newport, Maine, owned by Eric Mihan, Crossroads is the sister store to Bangor Wine and Cheese. The store is located at 66 Main Street in a new shopping center near the intersection of Route 2 and the Moosehead Trail, also not far from the on/off ramp for I95 […]

Goodnight Brew: a beer geek bedtime story

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Recently I received an offer from Bailiwick Press to check out a digital copy of “Goodnight Brew” by Ann E. Briated with illustrations by Allie Ogg, an adult parody of the classic children’s book “Goodnight Moon”. Having two kids I’ve read many offshoots of the book so I was interested in checking out this craft […]

Lobster Pound Brewpub, why didn’t I think of that?

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Back in January when the news came out that The Lobster Pound in Lincolnville was going to partner with Andrews Brewing Company also of Lincolnville and open this season with a new brewpub I knew that I would find my way there. It wasn’t a direct trip; we had to make a trip down to […]

The Maine Brew Bus is coming to Bangor

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Trip Advisor ranks The Maine Brew Bus as the #1 activity in Portland, Maine,  so when Don Littlefield approached me about being  a guest guide on the bus I was interested to say the least, when he told me the tour was going to be in Bangor I was sold. On Sunday, March 16, 2014 […]

Meet the brewers: Foundation Brewing Company

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Nocturnem Draft Haus is hosting another “meet the brewer night” featuring one of Maine’s newest brewery, Foundation Brewing Company. Meet the brewer night gives fans of locally produced craft beer a great opportunity to not only try new beer just entering the market but to chat with brewers about their […]

Responsible drinking – craft beer isn’t a mask for alcoholism

I took a beer break this week, no blogging, no drinking, just shut it off. It wasn’t a planned thing; I didn’t really have any reason other than I just didn’t feel like drinking. I’m happy that I have the ability to do that, just shut it off; I worry sometimes that in an attempt […]

Have you heard of Banded Horn Brewing Company?

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Have you heard of Banded Horn Brewing Company? They are one of Maine’s newer breweries, located in Biddeford, Maine. They set up their Brewhouse in Biddeford’s 150 year old Pepperell Mill complex Did you know that they ran a successful Kickstarter campaign at the tail end of 2013 and received funding to build a new […]

Coaster Critique: The Shed Brewery Nosedive

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Name: Nosedive Brewed By: The Shed Brewery (Otter Creek Brewing Co.) Style: Porter ABV: 6.75% Nosedive is black, when held to the light it takes on a deep crimson color; pour produced a short khaki colored head. The smell immediately reminds me of a freshly opened bag of coffee beans, baked bread, dark chocolate and […]

Coaster Critique: Baxter Brewing On The Count Of 3

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Name: On The Count of 3 Brewed by: Baxter Brewing Company Style: Imperial Hefeweizen ABV: 7% Purchased: Hogan Road Deli On The Count of 3 Pours a pale-amber color with hints of gold. This hefeweizen has yeast in the can, instructions on the side inform you to roll the can gently to rouse the yeast […]