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Carla Jean Lauter

Carla Jean Lauter is a craft beer lover and investigator of all things beer. She started a craft beer website and blog in 2007, sharing her thoughts as she explored what was new in beer, as well as brewery visits, trips and "beer adventures." Moving to Portland in 2009, she found herself surrounded by the Maine beer community and has been exploring it ever since. In her blog, Carla profiles craft beer (and some mead and cider, too) being brewed in Maine, as well as looks into the people, places and stories behind the beer that makes the community so vibrant. Join Carla on her beer adventures and advice on where to get the best, newest, and most interesting fermented drinks around. Carla can be contacted at askthebeerbabe [at] or on twitter at @beerbabe. Subscribe: RSS Feed for The Beer Babe

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Posted: June 26, 2014

Noshbow takes over the block


Noshbow 2013. Yes, that’s someone jumping a keg with a skateboard.

There are a couple of breweries in Maine that just have an attitude and style all their own. Oxbow Brewing Company is at the top of that list for me, and this now annual event called Noshbow (get it… Nosh …Bow?) allows them to share their attitude (and beer) with Nosh for a unique outdoor neighborhood takeover. Noshbow will be taking over the street adjacent to Nosh Kitchen Bar, and will feature bands playing throughout the day, food trucks for tasty treats, and, of course, Oxbow beer. 

nosbow2I went last year and had fun chilling outside, drinking beer out of a neon-orange Noshbow cup while I watched people far more coordinated than myself attempt skateboarding tricks, and others created a graffiti art mural. I was so wrapped up in the spectacle last year, I completely forgot to wear sunscreen and ended up looking like a lobster by the end of the day. Seriously, my tweet about Noshbow last year consisted of:

This year’s event is this Sunday June 29th and will go from 11am to 6pm, with entertainment dispersed throughout the day. bands/music include Eledemur Krimm, Stone Tools, Covered in Bees, Tigerman WOAH, The Yeti, Doeboy’s Lunchbox, Ryan Augustus, Justin Hogan, Dj Hi-Duke, j the audiophile, and mosart212. 

For food, in addition to Nosh Kitchen Bar’s awesome offerings, will be provided by a small fleet of food trucks including  Small Axe Food Truck, Hella Good Tacos, Bread & Butter Catering and my personal favorite Pizza-Pie On The Fly.

I’ll definitely be there again this year. But this time, with sunscreen.

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