The 2014 Perfect Beer Geek Gift Guide

What kind of gift would someone buy the craft beer obsessed person in their life? It’s a hard task when your trying to actually impress them with a thoughtful gift. Of course there’s always ‘the thought that counts’, which I’m a huge proponent of. I’m also very detail oriented and love getting the perfect gift for people. There are plenty of gifts not to buy

By | 2016-10-15T17:21:34+00:00 December 17th, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Products|Comments Off on The 2014 Perfect Beer Geek Gift Guide

The Maine Brewers’ Guild Presents Beer School

Starting with the Freshmen Orientation during Portland Beer Week, The Maine Brewers’ Guild announced a new series of interactive and educational events called Beer School. This is a big movement in the making for the Maine beer industry. The Freshmen Orientation was comprised of 12 breweries that all started in 2014, AKA ‘The Freshmen’. Participants at the event were split up into 6-10 person groups

By | 2016-12-01T02:36:25+00:00 November 24th, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Maine Beer|Comments Off on The Maine Brewers’ Guild Presents Beer School

Portland Beer Week 2014 Round Up Part 1

Everyone is still currently recovering from the craziness that was Portland Beer Week. A week of 60+ events involving beer tasting, scavenger hunts, arm wrestling competitions, tap takeovers, bottle releases, and much more. The week was a whirlwind of awesome people and beers that blew my mind. I have to applaud the ingenuity of the event planning that occurred this year. There were some events

By | 2016-12-01T02:34:42+00:00 November 16th, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Maine Beer, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Portland Beer Week 2014 Round Up Part 1

Beer vs. Beer | Allagash Tripel vs. In’finiti Tripel

We are back with my new favorite blog series beer vs. beer! Beer vs. beer is a series of head-to-head posts where I take 2 or more beers of the same style and let you decide which one is better. I will give you all the information I can give you and you will decide who is victorious. This time I’m taking a tried-and-true hometown

By | 2016-10-15T17:21:34+00:00 October 21st, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer|Comments Off on Beer vs. Beer | Allagash Tripel vs. In’finiti Tripel

Maine, Meet 21st Amendment Brewery

Starting just under a month ago 21st Amendment Brewery made its craft beer debut on the craft beer market. It’s the perfect fit because co-founder Nico Freccia spent his early years in Portland. They made a spectacular splash on the scene with a few release parties at The Great Lost Bear, Sonn’y and Nocturnem. Nico was in attendance for the events. He was very excited

By | 2016-10-15T17:21:34+00:00 October 14th, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer|Comments Off on Maine, Meet 21st Amendment Brewery

Jumpin’ Jehosafats! Fresh Hops Season Is Here!

The sacred of all fall traditions in craft beer has arrived, fresh local wet/dry hopped beers! Until recently Maine has not had an abundance of access to fresh locally grown hops. Not until 3 years ago when the Hop Yard came into creation did Mainers expect locally grown hops in their beers. Hops were grown in New York, California, Washington, etc. and shipped to us

By | 2016-10-15T17:21:34+00:00 October 9th, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jumpin’ Jehosafats! Fresh Hops Season Is Here!

Maine’s Tasty Tasting Rooms

The last 10 years in the Maine beer industry have seen a dramatic increase in new breweries opening. In fact, . These new kids on the block are looking at already existing breweries and other national newbies and built their blueprints accordingly. There are only 2 staple things that are needed to run a brewery in the 20th century: a brewhouse to make the beer

By | 2016-10-15T17:21:34+00:00 September 25th, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Maine’s Tasty Tasting Rooms

For A Beer Adventure, Go South!

Looking for something to do on a Saturday? How about a road trip south to a few breweries and beer places? Yesterday I packed my thirsty self in a car with a few friends and we spent the whole day in York County and New Hampshire. We hit Biddeford, Kittery, Portsmouth, and Hampton. Here is what we did: The initial destination was Tributary Brewing Company

By | 2016-10-15T17:21:34+00:00 September 7th, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Uncategorized|Comments Off on For A Beer Adventure, Go South!

BBC14 Recap Part 1 | The LA Pre-Excursion

Where do I begin to recap this whirlwind weekend that is The Beer Bloggers Conference? Do I start at our visit to Golden Road Brewing Company? Perhaps arriving at LAX airport? I believe this story needs to start from the very beginning: 3AM on Thursday morning. I jumped into my car to drive to Concord Trailways bus station in Portland, Maine. I began to think

By | 2016-10-15T17:21:37+00:00 September 5th, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Uncategorized|Comments Off on BBC14 Recap Part 1 | The LA Pre-Excursion

Beer Bloggers Conference Bound

The Beer Bloggers Conference is a gathering of writers, bloggers, columnists, media, and public relations professionals with the unified goal of growing online craft beer media. Thanks to the support of friends, family and the Maine Beer Community, I will be able to attend this year’s event in San Diego, CA. Last year the conference was held in Boston, MA and included e a pre-excursion

By | 2016-10-15T17:21:37+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Beer Bloggers Conference Bound
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