Board The Maine Brew Bus, also known as Lenny, for guided tours (and sampling!) of local breweries, distilleries, and fermentories. It’s rumored that Lenny used to ferry kids to and from schools in Kennebunkport. In a way he’s still in the educational transportation business – except now he conveys scholars of beer, mead, hard cider, and rum.
There’s no better way to celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month than to head down to Gingko Blue and hear the real deal live while sipping on some of their amazing cocktails. In fact, every Wednesday and Thursday of this month, Guy and Patrick will be slinging a special cocktail for only $8.
Sebago Brewing Company has announced the 4th annual Brewing For A Cause, slated for April 20. Limited to only 20 guest brewers will be invited into the brewery to work alongside Sebago brewers Jon and Kevin. Attendees will participate in the brewing process, sample beers, swap recipes, and take home a case of bombers.
Book fans can seek out fellow reading geeks in libraries, where the conversation might be halted by a shushing librarian, or in book stores, where shop owners will still politely request that you stop haranguing customers at the register. An easier option for the addicted page turner: Beer & Books Book Club.
It was a night of sampling and beer experimentation during Sebago Brewing Co.’s Pilot Beer Night. A handful of new…
“Did they put the wrong beer in here?” That’s the gist of this sample-on-video from the Tidwell Taste Tour (two brothers. one friend, many beers). Sure, most folks have long forgotten about pumpkin beer season, but it’s worth a mid-winter look for both the commentary and the animal hats. Oh, and the alternating background graphics.
So what does it sound like when a Portland group of accomplished chefs, wine and beer experts and bartenders get together for an hours-long pumpkin beer tasting? “This could honestly be used for torture. The first sip gave me a full-body heave. I think I now have PTSD… It just won’t go away…” And that’s just a sample.
Chauffered around in the Maine Beer Tour’s bus, you’ll learn about how Portland beers are made while you’re drinking them.
It’s been a long week, my friends, and after sharing a couple of beers with a dear friend and an impromptu “Gangnam Style” dance party with my three kids, I’m gonna call it a week. I’m going to leave you with my new favorite ad, a 1980′s Bobby McFerrin-style video shot in a corner store full of anthropomorphized Red Stripe bottles and assorted snacks with swagger. Enjoy.
Bean hole beans extend a party by a whole day for most Maine men, because they are best prepared onsite and, well, they take a long damn time to cook. So a typical Maine man might say, “Honey, (insert man kinfolk or drinking buddy names here) and I need to get to camp Friday night to start the beans at 4 a.m. Saturday.” BOOM. Party started…and with zero argument from the womenfolk, who know the stakes involved and support the cause.