Saturday April 19th 2014

The Beer Babe

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.

Summer Session from Peak Organic Brewing

Summer Session from Peak Organic Brewing

July 28, 2013

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.

Adventures in fermentation at UFF and Maine Beer Company

Adventures in fermentation at UFF and Maine Beer Company

July 19, 2013

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.

Follow my adventures at The Festival – Session 2

Follow my adventures at The Festival – Session 2

July 07, 2013

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.

Follow my adventures at The Festival – Session 1

Follow my adventures at The Festival – Session 1

June 22, 2013

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).

What on earth is Kombucha (and other stories)

What on earth is Kombucha (and other stories)

June 17, 2013

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.

Maine Island Trail Ale

Maine Island Trail Ale

June 14, 2013

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.

Two books for your beer bookshelf

Two books for your beer bookshelf

June 09, 2013

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.