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    What on earth is Kombucha (and other stories)

    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. Read on

    Posted: June 17, 2013
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    Maine Island Trail Ale

    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. Read on

    Posted: June 14, 2013
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    Two books for your beer bookshelf

    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. Read on

    Posted: June 9, 2013
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    Brace yourself, it's festival season

    There are a lot of fantastic things about being involved in the rise of craft beer. The incredible growth in this state is creating jobs, bringing people to the state to try Maine beer, and beer events are quickly becoming a part of our life in this state and in Portland. Read on

    Posted: June 6, 2013
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    Happy Sol brings much-needed sunshine to Maine

    I recently went on a trip to Cedar City Utah, where I spent four days in sunny, summer-like weather. I even got a bit of a sunburn when I forgot to re-apply my sunscreen on the second day. Read on

    Posted: May 26, 2013
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    Nothing missing in Omission Lager & Pale Ale

    I consider myself to be very lucky not to be affected by any kind of gluten sensitivity. Many of the people that I know, however, do have either a gluten allergy, Celiac disease, or some other medical reason that gluten negatively affects them. Read on

    Posted: May 26, 2013
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    Baxter's Cure for Sweltering Summers

    While it's only spring, and our weather bounces back and forth from summer-like to "wait, I thought this was supposed to be spring, not winter" it's a good time to taste the landscape of beer out there and dream about the upcoming season. Read on

    Posted: May 17, 2013
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    Food Trucks & Beer – A Match Made in East Bayside

    If you've ever visited southern California or the Pacific Northwest, the idea of food trucks would be just part of your consciousness. Walking around any decently sized city, near parks and sidled up to breweries, food trucks are just a part of the culture. Read on

    Posted: May 9, 2013
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    The best kinds of bitterness in Bunker Brewing's 122 Coffee IPA

    Now, before you spit out your coffee (or beer) when you hear the terms "coffee" and "IPA" in the same beer name, this perhaps isn't such an insane idea. After all, coffee stouts blend their own roasted bitterness with the sharp coffee notes to great success - why shouldn't this other bitterness found in strong hops work just as well? Read on

    Posted: April 30, 2013
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    Brewing for A Cause – Sebago Trekker Pale Ale

    What beer geek or home brewer wouldn't jump at the chance to be brewer for a day at a major brewery? Sebago Brewing Company offered just that chance on Saturday for a lucky few people at their annual "Brewing for a Cause." Read on

    Posted: April 26, 2013