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    Maine craft beer road trip: Go west!

    Like the pioneers before us, there is some unknown territory to the west and south - along with some scenic drives through some more of the open spaces in Maine. On this trip, I decided to hit several breweries that I had never visited, despite them being not too far out of reach than others more familiar to me. Read on

    Posted: June 13, 2014
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    The King’s Head opens with interesting, hard-to-find beers

    Friday was a night that I just couldn't let myself stay home. The sea breeze was a perfect compliment to the nice weather, and the city of Portland seemed like it was buzzing with anticipation for the weekend's events. From an online tip, I had heard that there was a new bar opening up - The King's Head - and felt motivated to take a walk to go and check it out. Read on

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    Posted: June 9, 2014
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    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – “Prince Tuesday” Release Saturday

    This Saturday, there's a beer release going on that you shouldn't miss. The beer is Prince Tuesday - a collaboration beer brewed by Allagash Brewing Company, Maine Beer Company and Rising Tide Brewing. Named after the character from Mr. Rogers, the beer captures the neighborly spirit from when the three breweries used to be literally neighbors on Industrial Way. I'll see you there, neighbors! Read on

    Posted: June 6, 2014
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    Daughters of Poseidon collaboration brings together brewers, oysters

    An event at Baxter Brewing featured the release of Daughters of Poseidon, a collaboration with DC Brau - a relatively young brewery in the Washington DC area. When planning the beer, the brewers were both looking for ingredients local to their respective breweries. The answer? Oysters. Read on

    Posted: June 2, 2014
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    Maine craft beer road trip: Freeport and Brunswick

    There's a lot more to Maine beer than what's going on in Portland. I've put together some combinations that are do-able in a day - and can make for some fun beer adventures. This post is the first in a series of four, which will post every other week on Fridays. Read on

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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