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    Rum, Whiskey, Coffee, Cranberries… Allagash keeps us guessing (and happy)

    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. Read on

    Posted: January 13, 2014
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    Worth the walk – Atlantic Brewing Company's Aurora's Farm Oatmeal Ale

    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." Read on

    Posted: January 10, 2014
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    2013 : The Year of the New Brewery

    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. Read on

    Posted: December 31, 2013
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    A toast to Karen Kay Geary – co-founder of Geary's Brewing

    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. Read on

    Posted: December 2, 2013
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    Brewing without a road map: D.L. Geary and the birth of microbrewing

    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. Read on

    Posted: December 1, 2013
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    Five ways to bring beer into your Thanksgiving

    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. Read on

    Posted: November 25, 2013
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    Portland Beer Week – Hanging in there?

    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. Read on

    Posted: November 7, 2013
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    Portland Beer Week: Recommendations for foodies, hop lovers, Belgian beer fans and more

    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. Read on

    Posted: November 1, 2013
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    Portland Beer Week – Festival details and event spotlights

    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. Read on

    Posted: November 1, 2013
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    Government shutdown a headache for craft brewers

    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. Read on

    Posted: October 1, 2013