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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
I regret to share the news that the Maine beer community has lost a founding member - Karen Kay Geary. The co-founder of DL Geary Brewing Company passed away after her long battle with cancer on November 28th at the age of 68.
With the steady opening of new breweries in Maine, is easy to get lost in the constantly-changing offerings of Maine’s more than forty craft breweries. It is also easy to forget that there are now almost twice as many breweries operating in the state of Maine than there were in the entire U.S. thirty years ago.
When I first started writing about beer, the idea of bringing beer to the Thanksgiving table was one that would elicit more than a few brow raises and questionable looks.
Hello everyone. How are your livers holding up during Portland Beer Week? After the first seven days, we've seen everything from festivals to funny stories, and there's still more to come.