Tag Archives: Maine

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 […]

Baxter Brewing Company swings for the fences with upcoming beer dinner

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In a press release yesterday, Baxter Brewing Company announced a beer dinner for Monday, August 24, 2015. This isn’t your average beer dinner though, Baxter Brewing has been a long time partner with the Portland Sea Dogs, AA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, who are playing host to the beer dinner. “One of the […]

Marsh Island Brewing set to launch in Orono

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You know you’re driving through a mill town in Maine just by rolling down the window, I have a feeling that when you drive through Orono, Maine you’ll know you’re in a beer town by the smell of mashed grains and hops in the breeze. Orono is home to Black Bear Microbrew, Orono Brewing Company […]

Maine Brewers Guild Summer Session did not disapoint

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The Maine Brewers Guild had a tough task in front of them this summer, throwing down a brewfest one year after the Sierra Nevada Brewfest Across America came to town, in the same venue without all the hoopla that came along with that festival. I had confidence though, and in January I marked July 25, […]

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 […]

The Growler Bus rolls into Central Maine

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As craft beer popularity continues to grow so does the the beer tourism industry. Maine is currently home to over 60 breweries, in recent years has drawn high profile brewfests to the state like The Festival and Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America, there are windjammers sailing the coast of Maine with craft beer cruises […]

04609 – Bar Harbor’s Double IPA

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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 […]

Lunch and a brewery tour in Rockland, Maine

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Saturday was a beautiful day to take a ride down the coast. We packed the kids up in the car and headed to Owls Head, Maine to check out the lighthouse and walk the beach, the kids had fun and it didn’t cost anything which is a bonus. Just down the road is the Owls Head […]

New homebrew competitions being held in June and July

Are you or someone you know a homebrewer? If you are or know someone who is, you might be interested to know that there are two upcoming homebrew competitions: Inaugural Flag Day Homebrew Competition hosted by Atlantic Brewing Company Where: Atlantic Brewing Company When: Flag Day, Sunday, June 14, 2015 What: A laid back homebrew […]