Tag Archives: Craft Beer

That time I had an Existential Crisis and enjoyed it

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To be clear, I haven’t been pondering my self worth, my direction or what the meaning of life is but I have been sipping beers at Orono Brewing Company again, and their existential crisis is much easier to deal with. Name: Existential Crisis Brewed By: Orono Brewing Co. Style: Hibiscus Saison ABV: 5.1% Pours a bright copper […]

American Fresh Brewhouse at Assembly Row

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So I kind of took a blog vacation there for July, this post was written in the first week and I just didn’t post it but hey, better late than never, right? A couple weeks ago my wife and I took the kids on a trip down to Boston to visit the Lego Discovery Center […]

Allagash 20th anniversary interview with Greg Devito

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Name: Greg Devito Year of Employment at Allagash: I don’t know when I started…8 years ago maybe. There were like 8 people at the company and we were all in one building. I spent a lot of time making boxes and putting stuff into boxes. It was pretty awesome. (2005ish) Job Title:  Cellar manager? Custodian? Favorite Allagash Beer? […]

Allagash 20th anniversary interview with Naomi Neville

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Name: Naomi Neville Year of Employment at Allagash: 2009 Job Title: Sales Director Favorite Allagash Beer? It depends on the day. Black or Tripel. Favorite Allagash Beer/Food pairing? Pork buns at Pai Men Miyake with Triple. Otherwise Lobster Rolls with Black. Have you always had this job or other jobs in the company? I was […]

Allagash 20th anniversary interviews with Kate Benthien

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Name: Kate  Benthien Year of Employment at Allagash: 2008 Job Title: Accounting/Philanthropy Favorite Allagash Beer?  Black Favorite Allagash Beer/Food pairing? Black Beer Float and maybe a brownie on the side. Have you always had this job or other jobs in the company? When I first started I did all of our tours and worked in/managed our retail […]

Allagash 20th anniversary interview with Jason Winchester

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Day two of a week long series of Allagash Brewing employee interviews, See yesterdays interview here. Name: Jason Winchester Year of Employment at Allagash: 2007 Job Title: Production/Guest Relations Favorite Allagash Beer? Hugh Malone Favorite Allagash Beer/Food pairing? Farm to Face and Fish Tacos Have you always had this job or other jobs in the […]

Allagash 20th anniversary interview with Jessica Caruso

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Allagash Brewing Company is celebrating 20 years of brewing beer in Maine on Saturday June 27th in Portland by hosting a street fair. There will be live music,entertainment, food and of course great beer. Tickets to the street fair can be purchased online at $10 per person, children 12 and under are free. I can’t […]

Pairings in Winterport – The intersection of beer, wine and food

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I recently had the opportunity to sit down for a meal at Pairings in Winterport, Pairings is the food component of the Winterport Winery and Penobscot Bay Brewery. The event I attended was their monthly beer/wine dinner with a summer theme. With Pairings, owners Mike and Joan Anderson have created a space where fine food […]

A tour of Brewers first production brewery

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I finally got a chance to tour the new Geaghan Brothers Brewing facility in Brewer, Maine. I toured their Bangor location back in March of 2013, at the time they were struggling to keep up with demand on their 5 barrel system, the new brewhouse in Brewer is a 20 barrel system with 40 barrel […]