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What is Portland, ME drinking? The Bier Cellar Top 5 of 2014

If you want to know what beers Portland locals are bringing home to drink, you don’t have to go any further than to ask Greg Norton, owner of Bier Cellar in Portland. [Read more...]



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Beer ahoy! Dogfish Head brewer sailing in for a ‘Moveable Feast’

If you ask people which brewer would be the one crazy enough to get in a 19 foot Boston Whaler  (about the size of Dexter Morgan’s boat in the TV series Dexter) and take a 5-part ocean journey up the East Coast to raise funds for charity – you’d probably only have one answer: Sam Caligone of Dogfish Head Brewing. [Read More...]



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Bringing Craft Beer Culture to Travelers – The Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel

There has been a recent increase in the acceptance of craft beer as a viable asset to a community – something that brings jobs, tourism and spending dollars to a city. It’s becoming clearer each year that this trend is here to stay, and that the dollars that people curious about local beer bring with them to spend are worth nurturing. I was asked to check out the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, NH because of their beer-friendly reputation – and I was glad to oblige.



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Maine Craft Beer Road Trip: Go west!

Ok, now that we’ve had the warm up trip a few miles North of Portland, let’s venture west. Like the pioneers before us, there is some unknown territory to the west and south – along with some scenic drives through some more of the open spaces in Maine. On this trip, I decided to hit several breweries that I had never visited, despite them being not too far out of reach than others more familiar to me. The town of Limerick is home to Gneiss brewing, that opened last year, and the Biddeford/Saco area has recently experienced a boom of beer activity (and will soon be adding to its beer landscape with a few more breweries in planning there). [Read more...]



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Anheuser Busch, Miller/Coors list ingredients

Less than two days after a recent petition lead by a well-known food blogger, got over 44,000 signatures, both AB and Miller Coors have released their beer’s ingredients – and they’re decidedly not shocking.



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The King’s Head opens with interesting, hard to find beers

Friday was a night that I just couldn’t let myself stay home. The sea breeze was a perfect compliment to the nice weather, and the city of Portland seemed like it was buzzing with anticipation for the weekend’s events. From an online tip, I had heard that there was a new bar opening up - The King’s Head – and felt motivated to take a walk to go and check it out. [Read more...]

 



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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

This Saturday, there’s a beer release going on that you shouldn’t miss. It embodies the entire Maine craft beer scene’s attitudes of collaboration and neighborly love. The weather’s going to be gorgeous and it’ll get you a little outside of the craziness going on downtown for The Old Port Festival. The beer is Prince Tuesday – a collaboration beer brewed by Allagash Brewing Company, Maine Beer Company and Rising Tide Brewing. Named after the character from Mr. Rogers, the beer captures the neighborly spirit from when the three breweries used to be literally neighbors on Industrial Way.

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