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    The Rise of “Session” Beer

    What's a session beer? What makes a beer sessionable? A session beer is one that's under 4.5% ABV (some extend that to anything under 5%) and is easy to drink more than one in a "session." Lately it's become a catch-all phrase for easy-drinking beer, but in the strictest sense, it's use refers to flavorful, low alcohol beers. Read on

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    New Breweries Driving Maine Beer Growth

    This week is American Craft Beer Week (ACBW, for short) which is a week organized by the Brewers Association to celebrate all things craft beer in the United States. There are events organized throughout the week everywhere in the country, and it is hard to find tweets that don’t bear the hashtag #ACBW this week. I usually… Read on

    Posted: May 14, 2014
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    Sebago Shakes Things Up With “Simmer Down”

    There are some changes coming to the Maine craft beer lineup this summer, and I'm not just talking about the new breweries in town. Gorham-based Sebago Brewing Company is continuing its re-thinking of its current beer lineup and forging forward with a new summer seasonal. Read on

    Posted: April 29, 2014
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    Hoppy Happenings

    This week's Hoppy Happenings features: Austin Street's Grand Opening, Maine Madness champion Maine Island Trail Ale comes back in a can, an invitation to Brew For a Cause with Sebago, a major beer fest announcement and two legislative changes - for the better! Read on

    Posted: April 10, 2014
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    Hoppy Happenings

    This week: New spring beer from Atlantic, the return of Summer (at least in a beer, anyway) from Shipyard, and another beer that will make coffee lovers swoon as brewed by Banded Horn. Also, the (re)launch of a brewpub in Brunswick and an opportunity to get as much Allagash as you have ever dreamed of in one place. Read on

    Posted: April 2, 2014
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    Building a solid Foundation: Foundation Brewing Company, Portland

    Foundation Brewing Company in Portland opened its doors in February - and has been quietly carving out a space for themselves by putting a serious focus on the beer - and little else. Read on

    Posted: April 1, 2014
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    Hoppy Happenings

    If you blinked, you might have missed that on Tuesday Maine Beer Company released “Dinner” - a hopped up double IPA. Read on

    Posted: March 13, 2014
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    Hoppy Happenings

    Two events tonight: AHA Rally at Allagash and a Funky Bow / Flatbread fundraiser. Austin Street, Lively Brewing get going, Rising Tide goes small and everything else involves barrels of some kind. Seriously. Lots of barrels. Read on

    Posted: March 6, 2014
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    Hoppy Happenings

    Maine beer is killing it this week. Bissell Brother's debut, a Marshall Wharf tap takeover, a beer-y book signing, Baxter's almost ridiculously large expansion and something called a "pancake race." Read on

    Posted: February 28, 2014
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    Hoppy Happenings

    This week's hoppy happenings features a new beer coming from Baxter, some great news from Bissell Brothers, Foundation and Banded Horn, as well as events at Rising Tide and a nod to brewer Rob Tod of Allagash. Read on

    Posted: February 21, 2014