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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
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    Happy Birthday – Oxbow Brewing Company's Freestyle #30

    When I was young, and searching for something I'd lost, my mom would suggest that I stop looking for it. "It is only when you stop that you'll realize where it is," she'd say. Most of the time she was right. My glasses, books or keys would suddenly show up somewhere obvious as soon as I stopped turning over couch cushions in panic. Read on

    Posted: April 17, 2013
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    The freedom to fill – LD 1082

    Imagine walking into your favorite beer store. Maybe it's Bier Cellar on Forest Avenue, perhaps it's a little farther down the road at RSVP Beverage, or in the Old Port at Maine Beer and Beverage Company. When you walk in, you are greeted by the usual selection of bottled beer, but you see something new as well. Read on

    Posted: April 14, 2013
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    Not too soon to see a Black Fly… Stout

    This weekend I was walking around downtown in search of a place to get some work done, and stopped in to the Portland Public Market on Monument Square. On the first floor, I always stop at the Maine Beer and Beverage Company. Read on

    Posted: April 10, 2013
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    You may know Lunch, but do you know MO?

    As much as I do enjoy Lunch, I want to tell you about another beer by Maine Beer Company that's recently won my heart - MO. Named as a nod to brewer Daniel Kleban's twins Madeline and Oliver - this one is not an IPA but instead an American Pale Ale, and hasn't reached the level of national fame that Lunch has. Read on

    Posted: April 5, 2013
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    Sizing up In'finiti's first foray into fermentation

    But being a new brewery (and distillery) I, of course, had to go down to think about the merits of the beer that they are currently brewing. What I found was not what I was expecting - but definitely worth a taste. Read on

    Posted: April 2, 2013
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    Thanks to the bees – Maine Mead Works Ram Island Iced Tea Mead

    If you ever want to take a break from craft beer in Maine, there are lots of other fermented and distilled beverages being crafted in the neighborhood to fill the void. Meads, which are essentially honey wines with origins in the distant past, come in a variety of flavors from super sweet to dry. Read on

    Posted: March 27, 2013
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    Strong Brewing Company Looks to "Kickstart" a Community Supported Brewery

    With more breweries than ever opening in the U.S., some start-ups are looking beyond traditional fundraising efforts to get brewing. A growing mode of start-up fundraising has emerged through crowd-funding sites such as Kickstarter. Read on

    Posted: March 21, 2013
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    A Tale of Two Pale Ales

    On Friday I stopped by The Great Lost Bear, a Portland craft beer institution for a soft release of Maine's newest fledgling brewery, Funky Bow Brewing of Lyman, ME. While I was there, I got to taste the first batch of their End of the Line Pale Ale, as well as sample a new beer from Bunker Brewing. Read on

    Posted: March 19, 2013
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    Some Malt With Your Coffee? Peak Espresso Amber

    I'm new to drinking coffee, but I am definitely a fan of coffee beer. After having a sip of Dogfish Head Brewing - Miles Davis Bitches' Brew that was poured through espresso beans a few weeks ago, I've been looking for a coffee-flavored-beer fix. I missed out on the opportunity to try Sixpoint Brewing Company's 3Beans as well, only furthering my want for coffee and beer. Read on

    Posted: March 13, 2013