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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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    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
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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