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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
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    The American Craft Beer Cookbook

    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. Read on

    Posted: September 3, 2013
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    Summer-friendly beers to stop ignoring

    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. Read on

    Posted: August 19, 2013
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    A rich balance of herbs and malts in MacFoochie's Scottish Ale

    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. Read on

    Posted: August 4, 2013
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    Sebago Brewing Company – Bonfire Rye bridges summer and fall

    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. Read on

    Posted: July 31, 2013
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    Summer Session from Peak Organic Brewing

    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. Read on

    Posted: July 28, 2013
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    Adventures in fermentation at UFF and Maine Beer Company

    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. Read on

    Posted: July 19, 2013
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    Follow my adventures at The Festival – Session 2

    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). Read on

    Posted: July 7, 2013
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    The Festival Wrap-up – Part 2: The other side of the table

    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. Read on

    Posted: July 7, 2013
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    The Festival wrap up: Part 1 – The Attendee Experience

    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. Read on

    Posted: June 26, 2013