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 […]

Foraging for spruce tips to brew beer

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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

The Mary Day. Photo Courtesy of the Schooner Mary Day

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

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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 […]

Maine Brewers Guild announces summer brewfest

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I have had July 25, 2015 circled on the calendar since January. I posted my annual list of New England Brewfests with July 25th simply reading “Maine Brewers Guild Fest – Thompson Point, ME” because that was the extent of the details at the time but it’s one of the festivals I had targeted early […]

Horses, Bourbon, Mint, must be Kentucky Derby time

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Saturday, May 2nd marks the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby an event that conjures up images of pretty dresses, money, roses, horses and little men (and women) in colorful silks and of course the mint julep. The Kentucky Derby website calls out the mint julep as the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the […]

Big Brew Day in Downtown Bangor to celebrate National Homebrew Day

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The American Homebrewers Association(AHA) hosts Big Brew Day on the first Saturday of May each year. This year Big Brew Day is on May 2, 2015. AHA Big Brew Day is a celebration of National Homebrew Day which went into effect in 1988 and is officially May 7th. Each Year the AHA invites people and homebrew […]

Atlantic Brewing to release new beer to help fund hop program

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Atlantic Brewing Company flashed some photos on their facebook page the other day of packaging for a new double IPA they’ll be brewing named 04609. 04609 is the Bar Harbor zip code, a nod to the town and community that has supported the brewery and allowed them to grow and be successful. Part of the […]