This weekend I was walking around downtown in search of a place to get some work done, and stopped in to the Portland Public Market on Monument Square. On the first floor, I always stop at the Maine Beer and Beverage Company. They have a great selection of local beer (as well as beer, wine and mead from far beyond Maine) and I picked up a few things to take home. That day, it was breezy but sunny, so my mind turned to summer. I spied a Portland classic – Gritty McDuff’s Black Fly Stout – and promptly took it home with me.

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