Tag Archives: Portland

There’s something for every beer geek during Portland Beer Week

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I spent an hour looking over the events planned for Portland Beer Week, and it appears to me that they have teamed up with brewers from around the state to punch November straight in the face with craft beer. Portland Beer Week kicks off on Saturday, November 1, 2014 and runs through Friday, November 7, […]

Sometimes you drive from Bangor to Portland for beer

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Sunday was a family day, a trip to Freeport spurred on by my son’s need for a new winter coat and some new pants, L.L.Bean and Carters were the destinations, but for the Lothian family a trip south always includes craft beer. To clarify, the kids don’t get any craft beer and the parents don’t […]

21st Amendment Brewery Maine launch events

21st Amendment Brewery from San Francisco has expanded distribution into Maine.The brewery was founded in 2000 by Nico Freccia and Sean O’Sullivan. The canned beer has already started showing up on store shelves around the state and three launch events are planned for this week and next. Official Launch Party The Great Lost Bear 540 […]

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp: The best 5 hour summer camp ever

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I’ll cut right to the point, if you didn’t attend Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America on Thompson Point in Portland, Maine this past Friday, August 1st, you missed out on a killer brewfest. The venue, the food trucks, the vendors, the beer, the weather. Perfect. Aside from a couple breweries that had long lines […]

Refunds and Upgrades for Kahbrewfest ticket holders

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  Due to unforeseen events the venue for the Kahbang Music and Arts Festival has had to change and will now be taking place in Portland, Maine instead of Bangor, Maine. Due to difficulties in switching venues at such short notice the Kahbrewfest will unfortunately have to be cancelled this year. Individuals who purchased Kahbrewfest […]

Celebrate Shipyard’s 20th with beer bash on Maine State Pier

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The Shipyard Brewing Company is celebrating their 20th anniversary in Craft Beer by throwing a party. Saturday July 12, 2014 on the Maine State Pier from 11am-10pm will be live music, local vendors, food trucks, a health and fitness expo including registration for the Shipyard Old Port half marathon and 5k being held on Sunday […]

Maine Craft Brewers Guild study finds estimated $189 Million economic impact on Maine’s Economy

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In a press release from the Maine Brewers Guild today, May 15, 2014: “Maine’s Craft Beer industry poised for 200% growth in next 4 years” A lofty prediction that is supported by a study provided by economists at the University of Maine. The study found that Maine breweries sold $92.6 Million worth of beer in […]

The Maine Dream Team-up Project: Josh Christie

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Josh Christie is an independent bookseller, outdoors columnist for the Maine Sunday Telegram, and author of Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland. When Josh isn’t slinging books at Sherman’s Books in Portland, he can be found lecturing about Maine’s beer history, sampling local brews, and skiing in the Maine mountains. Website: Brews and Books Twitter: @JChristie […]

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America is coming to Maine this August

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When I woke up this morning I wasn’t expecting to book a hotel room and buy bus and Brewfest tickets, but that’s what ended up happening. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company based out of Chico, California announced their Beer Camp Across America Festival Tour. A seven city whirlwind Brewfest tour that will land in Portland, Maine […]