Tag Archives: Craft Beer

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

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

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 […]

04609 – Bar Harbor’s Double IPA

I wrote about 04609 in a previous post, proceeds from the beer will help fund a pilot hop program on a local farm on Mount Desert Island, Maine. Thanks to Atlantic Brewing Company for sending me a bottle to preview. Name: 04609 Brewed By: Atlantic Brewing Company Style: Double IPA ABV: 6.8% 04609 pours a […]

Foraging for spruce tips to brew beer

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

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

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

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

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?

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 […]