This past weekend, Sebago Brewing Company hosted a group of fifty beer bloggers and writers as part of a Beer Blogger's Conference taking part in Portland and Boston, MA. Sebago Brewing sponsored a well-organized and impressive beer pairing event, to the delight of bloggers.
With the increase of the number of brands and individual beers available, I have been remiss in keeping up with all of the options available for summer beer enjoyment – and Peak Summer Session is one that I recently tried that is worth adding to your list.
Right now, I am sitting in my living room in a chair, with the small window-unit air conditioner aimed squarely at my back. The fact that my hair is blowing in my face as I am trying to type doesn't phase me - at least the air blowing at me is cooler than the air in the rest of my apartment.
The below coverage is an archive of Live Coverage provided during the second Saturday Sessionat The Shelton Brother's "The Festival" held in Portland. It has been edited from its original version to read chronologically from top to bottom (for easier reading).
After thinking about all of the things that made the festival enjoyable for participants, it is now time to turn to the ever-growing list of complaints that have been coming from brewers, organizers and volunteers - specifically about Maine beer festival laws.
Now that several days has passed since The Shelton Brothers and 12% Importers hosted “The Festival” in Portland, I’ve had some time to reflect on my experience throughout the weekend.
Note: The below coverage is an archive of Live Coverage provided during both Saturday Sessions at The Shelton Brother's "The Festival" held in Portland on Saturday. It has been edited from its original version to read chronologically from top to bottom (for easier reading).
So, while I may have spent an exorbitant amount of time learning about beer and beer styles, I admit that I never came across the word Kombucha until a few weeks ago.
Every summer I take a vacation with a friend to Vinalhaven Island - the highlight of which is usually kayaking around the inlets and tiny islands and hanging out with eagles, seals and the sights and sounds that make summer sing with life.
A few years ago, there were only a handful of books written about beer, and most concerned themselves with methods for brewing it, or stories of how a particular brewer rose to fame and success. There have been some highlights along the way, but I am very pleased that beer writers are beginning to take a look back at how exactly the American craft beer industry ended up where it was today.