About Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore is a craft beer blogger based in Southern Maine, his blog Active Beer Geek is dedicated to craft beer and fitness. Ben is a communications student at USM. Host of #BeerChat every Thursday night at 9pm EST on Twitter, a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, long distance running, kilt wearing member of the Novare Res Uprising.

Origin Maine Announces New Gorilla Weave

Photo credit: Arturo Morales Origin Maine just posted a video of Peter Roberts being interviewed about his new Gorilla Weave. It's a new weave for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) kimonos that will be more innovative than his previous Dragon Weave (axiom weave). I've felt the Axiom weave and it's amazing. I'm really curious how this Gorilla Weave will come out. Last year I

By | 2016-10-15T17:21:26+00:00 October 1st, 2015|Categories: Fitness|Comments Off on Origin Maine Announces New Gorilla Weave

2015 IPA Cruise Feat. Maine Beer Company & Thirsty Pig

The second annual IPA Cruise featuring hoppy beer by Maine Beer Company and food from The Thirsty Pig. We set sail on the Wendameen out of the Maine State Pier from Portland Schooner Company. It was a lovely sunset cruise.  

By | 2016-12-01T02:37:56+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Categories: Craft Beer, Event Photos|Comments Off on 2015 IPA Cruise Feat. Maine Beer Company & Thirsty Pig

Liquid Riot God Of War & Blushing Star

Liquid Riot Bottling Company released who beers called: Blushing Star and God Of War. From their website: 6% abv, 500ml. Named after Mars, the Roman god of war, this beer is a barrel aged Bier de Garde. This “beer for keeping” was cellared in a barrel for 7 months with funk-forward Brettanomyces strains for a long secondary fermentation. Soft notes of bready malt accompany barnyard

By | 2016-12-01T02:38:06+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Categories: Craft Beer, Event Photos|Comments Off on Liquid Riot God Of War & Blushing Star

Swashbuckling Scallywags Tap Takeover At Sea

This year was the inaugural voyage of the Swashbuckling Scallywags Tap Takeover At Sea. Oxbow Brewing Company and Bissell Brothers Brewing Company brought their beers to a pirate-themed booze cruise. Bissell Brothers added their hoppy goodness to the mix while Oxbow provided approachable yet delicious saison-style beers. The Thirsty Pig catered the event with special rum and pineapple pork sausages. It was one cruise that nobody

By | 2016-12-01T02:36:37+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Categories: Event Photos|Comments Off on Swashbuckling Scallywags Tap Takeover At Sea

Go North Portland Beer Bloggers!

The Beer Babe inspired me to visit all Maine breweries this year, a venture that almost no beer enthusiasts in the state has achieved. I don't blame them either, some breweries are a few hours away or more. Lubec Brewing company is a great example of a soon-to-open brewery that's going to be a challenge to get to. This idea of visiting all the breweries

By | 2016-12-01T02:35:10+00:00 April 5th, 2015|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Maine Beer|Comments Off on Go North Portland Beer Bloggers!

Rocking It At Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery

2 years ago Dan Pease opened a restaurant called Rock Harbor Pub nestled on Main Street in Rockland, Maine. 2 years later in 2013 Dan bought a pre-owned brewing system and turned the pub into a brewpub. Now, you can go to Rock Harbor Pub and Brewery and enjoy some amazing food as well as their own delicious beers. The pre-owned system came from Bull

By | 2016-12-01T02:34:41+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Maine Beer|Comments Off on Rocking It At Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery
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