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Dave Patterson

Dave Patterson is a writer and musician who is thirsty for craft beer. He's been immersed in the New England beer scene for years as a patron and since 2013 as a beer writer. In his attempt to drink all the great beer America has to offer, Dave has become convinced that the Maine beer scene is among the best in the country. He can be spotted throughout the state at breweries, bars, and backyards imbibing brilliant Maine beers. It is his belief that craft beer plays an integral role in bolstering a vibrant local economy, so he urges you do your part by drinking local beer to support your community. Twitter: @PattersonWriter​

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Posted: September 1, 2017

Take a road trip to these Maine breweries

Written by: Dave Patterson

Every autumn the trees in Maine put on a technicolor fireworks display. Leaf peepers from all over the world flock to New England to gawk at the spectacle of color. This year, predictions call for another beautiful foliage season.

The vast state of Maine offers boundless opportunities to take in the fall foliage. And the best way to experience the turning leaves in the Pine Tree State is to couple your road trip with a visit to one of Maine’s many breweries. Drinking a malty Maine beer will help you wax poetic about the raw beauty of autumn.

Here are four brewery day trips to take this fall as you experience peak foliage. (Note: All peak foliage dates are recommended by





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