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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.