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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
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    Follow my adventures at The Festival – Session 1

    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). Read on

    Posted: June 22, 2013
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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