Tag Archives: Craft Beer

Cold beer and hairy competition in Portland this weekend


If you’ve ever attended a brewfest you’ll understand what I mean when I say it often feels like you’re attending a beard competition. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, the beer community and the beard community are pretty tight knit, which is why the Bearded Brewfest makes perfect sense. Saturday, March 19, […]

14 Breweries lined up for inaugural brewfest in Old Town


I’ll be honest, when I heard the Old Town Elks Club was hosting a brewfest I was a bit skeptical, it seems everyone is attempting a brewfest these days, but I paid the Elks a visit recently to find out what they are planning and this festival seems to have potential. The Brewfest is happening […]

New England Brewfests – 2016


My fourth annual New England Brewfest list, this has been a fun project year over year, the list seems to grow every year, this year a handful of events have dropped off and new one have taken their place. Like in years past this is work in progress, some events have not announced dates or […]

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 […]

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 […]

Aroostook County Brewfest is one to mark on next years calendar


Lately it seems like all the beer fests I’ve attended have been big, 50+ brewers and hundreds of beers, but I have a soft spot for a small fest, I marked the Aroostook County Brewfest on my calendar the day they announced it as the one small festival I would hit this year. The Aroostook […]

Mason’s Brewing Company breaks ground on Brewer Waterfront


After many months, weeks and hours of development and design, Mason’s Brewing Company is breaking ground on the waterfront in Brewer, Maine. I sat down with the owner to find out a little bit about Mason’s Brewing Company and about him and his vision for this project.   Christopher Morley, owner of Mason’s Brewing Company […]