Saturday April 19th 2014

The Beer Babe

Maine Breweries Make Top Brewery, Beer Lists

Maine Breweries Make Top Brewery, Beer Lists

February 07, 2014

RateBeer (a beer rating website) releases its much-anticipated awards for 2013 based on thousands of beer reviews and lots of math. Spoiler alert: Maine knows what it's doing with beer.

Oxbow Winter Classic

Oxbow Winter Classic

February 02, 2014

Is it possible to spend a Saturday in Maine in a more enjoyable way than watching a pond hockey tournament while drinking beer? I doubt it.

Beer-inspired jelly beans

Beer-inspired jelly beans

January 31, 2014

They are cool looking – the beans are a golden color with a sparkly quality to them. They smell like bread and yeast. Ok, go ahead and laugh at the idea of me carefully smelling a jelly bean…

Hoppy Happenings

Hoppy Happenings

January 29, 2014

A roundup of news and upcoming events about all things Maine beer. This week features Eventide getting a game-day makeover for a party, a new beer from Sebago, and some beer and game combinations that have nothing to do with football.

A package full of summer

A package full of summer

January 24, 2014

I like winter, but this one is really beginning to wear on me. Some days it's just important to remember that we do still have summers here in Maine (really, we do). Thankfully, D.L. Geary Brewing is here to remind us - if only briefly - that summer will be coming back, and is using young talent to bring it to life.

Hoppy Happenings

Hoppy Happenings

January 22, 2014

A weekly roundup of upcoming events and news in Maine Beer. This week features Allagash Brewing Company, Rising Tide Brewing, Foundation Brewing, Funky Bow Brewing and In'finiti Fermentation & Distillation.

Hoppy Happenings

Hoppy Happenings

January 15, 2014

Hey all - every Wednesday I'll be updating you on what's up in beer in Maine in "Hoppy Happenings" including events, beer releases and more. This week - news from Oxbow, Baxter Brewing Company, Maine Beer Company, Funky Bow and D.L. Geary's.

Rum, Whiskey, Coffee, Cranberries… Allagash keeps us guessing (and happy)

Rum, Whiskey, Coffee, Cranberries… Allagash keeps us guessing (and happy)

January 13, 2014

After a successful expansion earlier last year, Allagash seems to have hit the ground running with a steady stream of interesting brews - some that have been fermenting for months and others that are fresh out of the brewery. In all honesty, I'm having a lot of trouble keeping up - and that's a great thing.

Worth the walk – Atlantic Brewing Company’s Aurora’s Farm Oatmeal Ale

Worth the walk – Atlantic Brewing Company’s Aurora’s Farm Oatmeal Ale

January 10, 2014

I was on my way home looking forward to a relaxing Netflix binge when a friend texted me to ask if I wanted to go out for a beer. Looking at the temperature outside (a balmy 17 degrees) I started to type my polite decline when I got the next text. "Oh, and there's an Atlantic Brewing beer release at Little Tap House tonight."

2013 : The Year of the New Brewery

2013 : The Year of the New Brewery

December 31, 2013

In all, at least 12 breweries opened in 2013, making up almost a quarter of all of the operating breweries in the state by the close of the year. The growth, sometimes supported by crowd-sourced or creative fundraising, has been unprecedented in Maine's history.