Product Review | Craft Beer Revolution By Steve Hindy

From a forerunner in the beer industry, Steve Hindy does a fantastic job with Craft Beer Revolution. It was a book filled with so many first hand stories and interviews from other movers-and-shakers in the industry. Steve talks to people like Fritz Maytag, Ken Grossman, Jack McAuliffe, Rob Tod, Paul Shipman…the list goes on. The cover does stand out Steve Hindy is the co-founder of

By | 2016-10-15T17:21:37+00:00 July 29th, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Products, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Product Review | Craft Beer Revolution By Steve Hindy

Beer Camp Is Coming To Portland, Maine!

Sierra Nevada has decided to take it’s gigantic beer festival called Beer Camp to a city where life is good there: Portland, Maine. At 5:00PM on August 1st, 124 regional breweries will invade Thompson’s Point with a slew of their handcrafted beer. Sierra Nevada even came to Portland, Maine to collaboratively brew a beer especially for Beer Camp with Allagash Brewing Company called Myron’s Walk.

By | 2016-10-15T17:21:37+00:00 July 27th, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Beer Camp Is Coming To Portland, Maine!

Migration Week In Portland, Maine

Goose Island Brewing Company spent a week in Portland, Maine and brought some awesomely rare beers with them. Sales reps, brand ambassadors, and even the head brewer Jared Jankoski hosted tap takeovers, heavy beer tastings, and Goose Island featured pub-crawls. The guys at Goose Island are about half way through their 30 city tour of their Migration Week. Check out what everyone’s been enjoying by

By | 2016-10-15T17:21:37+00:00 July 26th, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Migration Week In Portland, Maine

A New Maine Brewery That Only Barrel Ferments

Matt Mills and Chris Schofield have started a new brewery in Saco, Maine that are only doing barrel fermentation: Barreled Souls Brewing Company. Now Open! Barreled Souls employs the Burton Union Brewing System for their fermentation. Invented in the 1830s, burton breweries would connect a series of barrels together through pipes that all ended up in a collection trough above them. The pipes would take

By | 2016-10-15T17:21:37+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A New Maine Brewery That Only Barrel Ferments

Shipyard Is Turning 20 Years Old!

Shipyard Brewing Company is celebrating the fact that they have been brewing beer for two decades now. A celebration that not many breweries have the luxury of having. Not only is Shipyard Maine’s largest brewery by volume but it’s also the 14th largest in the country. They distribute their English-style as well as seasonal craft beers to over 35 states in the US. Shipyard Brewing

By | 2016-10-15T17:21:37+00:00 July 12th, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shipyard Is Turning 20 Years Old!

The Most Photogenic Brew Bus Tour

The Maine Brew Bus will be hosting a very special tour with internet-famous beer photographer John Kleinchester. The two forces will come together to bring you a tour of photographic proportions. If you know anything about my blog Active Beer Geek than you know that I love beer photography and will jump at any chance to be apart of such a tour. John is also

By | 2016-10-15T17:21:37+00:00 July 10th, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer|Comments Off on The Most Photogenic Brew Bus Tour

The Inaugural Great Falls Beer Fest

That’s right! Baxter Brewing Company is hosting the first annual Great Falls Beer Festival THIS SATURDAY! The festival includes 29 local and national breweries with different beers each. Of course like most beer festivals there is a VIP session with rare and unique craft beers (read: barrel aged, cask, etc.). The regular ticket price is $40 and the VIP ticket is $60, with the designated

By | 2016-10-15T17:21:37+00:00 June 17th, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Inaugural Great Falls Beer Fest

Everything You Need To Know About Growlers

Growlers are a great asset to the craft beer world. It allows you to bring a refillable vessel to a brewery or store front and refill it with freshly tapped beer. It opens your world up to limited-released beers that are only available at breweries. I have a collection of growlers of my own for almost every brewery I’ve visited. I even keep some empty

By | 2016-10-15T17:21:37+00:00 June 14th, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Everything You Need To Know About Growlers

One Industrial Way Update

One Industrial Way has been home to breweries for quite a while now. In the past it housed Bull Jagger Brewing Company and Maine Beer Company. Now both of those breweries have been replaced with 3 new kids on the block: Bissell Brothers Brewing Company, Foundation Brewing Company, and Austin Street Brewery. I paid One Industrial Way a visit and each of the new breweries

By | 2016-03-04T19:42:29+00:00 June 9th, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Uncategorized|Comments Off on One Industrial Way Update

Portland Runs For The Beer!

Craft Brew Races makes it’s debut in Portland, Maine tomorrow May 24th! What is Craft Brew Races? It’s a 5K race followed up by a craft beer festival with local breweries in attendance. Unfortunately, the online registration is closed as of a few nights ago but you can still show up between 4-7PM tonight at Maine Running Company OR 10AM-12:15PM tomorrow morning for on-site registration.

By | 2016-03-04T19:42:31+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Categories: Craft Beer, Everything Beer, Fitness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Portland Runs For The Beer!
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