Thursday April 24th 2014

The Beer Babe

Brewing without a road map: D.L. Geary and the birth of microbrewing

Brewing without a road map: D.L. Geary and the birth of microbrewing

December 01, 2013

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.

Portland Beer Week – Hanging in there?

Portland Beer Week – Hanging in there?

November 07, 2013

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.

To help you pick the best of Portland Beer Week based on your schedule I decided put together a listing of all of the events that I could find (both official and unofficial) and organized them by venue or brewery so that you could know what's going on at your favorite spots each evening.

Portland Beer Week – Festival details and event spotlights

Portland Beer Week – Festival details and event spotlights

November 01, 2013

Are you excited? I'm excited. It's almost time for Portland Beer Week! From November 1-10, Portland will be filled to the brim with great beer from here and from away, and teeming with events, tastings, dinners and educational sessions.

It's not prohibition all over again, but there are some significant impacts to craft brewers ahead if the government shutdown that started today carries on for any length of time. Specifically, getting new breweries online and the release of new and seasonal beers are in jeopardy.

Whether we like it or not, the days where we throw up our hands and say it is "just too hot to cook" are coming to a close. Summer is ending, and the season to start bringing cooking back into our homes is upon us.

Summer-friendly beers to stop ignoring

Summer-friendly beers to stop ignoring

August 19, 2013

While doing some beer and cheese tastings, I picked up a few lighter beers to use for research, and three of them gave me pause because they were just what I was looking for - but on an average day I might not have stopped to try them at all.

A rich balance of herbs and malts in MacFoochie’s Scottish Ale

A rich balance of herbs and malts in MacFoochie’s Scottish Ale

August 04, 2013

I was given this bottle as a thank-you and I was eager to try it because it had been so long since I'd sampled any of their brews.