Carla Jean Lauter http://www.thebeerbabe.com The Beer Babe Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:17:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 http://www.thebeerbabe.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-cc_headshot-32x32.png Carla Jean Lauter http://www.thebeerbabe.com 32 32 95838483 Bring it On Home http://www.thebeerbabe.com/2017/07/bring-it-on-home/ Wed, 05 Jul 2017 15:06:07 +0000 http://www.thebeerbabe.com/?p=3851 Finding local craft beer to take home in Portland seems simple — just go to one of the bottle shops that carry Maine micros. Bier Cellar (299 Forest Ave.) has a highly knowledgeable staff who’ll help you navigate their curated selection and will provide recommendations. RSVP Discount Beverage (887 Forest Ave.) is a big store […]

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What are you doing this weekend? I’ll be at #beercamp http://www.thebeerbabe.com/2017/05/what-are-you-doing-this-weekend-ill-be-at-beercamp/ Sun, 28 May 2017 16:10:48 +0000 http://www.thebeerbabe.com/?p=3829 Portland, Maine has made itself into a craft beer destination, and I’m lucky to live near an area with so many prolific and excellent brewers. I write this blog and my column to celebrate Maine’s breweries, beer, and events because I love to let the rest of the country (and world) know what’s going on […]

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Ain’t No Party Like a Craft Beer Party http://www.thebeerbabe.com/2017/05/aint-no-party-like-a-craft-beer-party/ Wed, 03 May 2017 02:35:58 +0000 http://www.thebeerbabe.com/?p=3825 You’ve dragged your patio furniture out of the shed, dusted off the umbrella, and now you want to throw a party. Maybe it’s a barbeque. Maybe it’s tacos and a rousing round of Cards Against Humanity. Craft beer is a must, but what do you pick to serve your friends?

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Beer Festivals in Maine – Summer Edition http://www.thebeerbabe.com/2017/04/beer-festivals-in-maine-summer-edition/ http://www.thebeerbabe.com/2017/04/beer-festivals-in-maine-summer-edition/#comments Wed, 05 Apr 2017 01:27:58 +0000 http://www.thebeerbabe.com/?p=3792 An ever-updating list of the beer fests scheduled for summer in Maine, with information and links to tickets.

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The Good, The Bad, and The Buttery http://www.thebeerbabe.com/2017/04/the-good-the-bad-and-the-buttery/ Sun, 02 Apr 2017 20:39:25 +0000 http://www.thebeerbabe.com/?p=3809 Originally published in the April edition of The Bollard. As we begin the annual ramp-up toward the busy summer season in Maine, there are a few issues on the tasting-room table that warrant some attention… The Good This summer will bring more people to Maine for beer than ever before. A recent report by the […]

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Surrender to the Dark Side http://www.thebeerbabe.com/2017/03/surrender-to-the-dark-side/ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 22:27:35 +0000 http://www.thebeerbabe.com/?p=3786 Porters and stouts are polarizing. Start talking about a craft beer made in those styles and you’ll likely hear one of two responses: “Does it taste like Guinness?” or “I don’t really like dark beers.”

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You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby http://www.thebeerbabe.com/2017/02/youve-come-a-long-way-baby/ Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:45:16 +0000 http://www.thebeerbabe.com/?p=3777 I am used to getting asked questions about the best breweries to visit in Portland, but lately I’ve fielded a few unexpected inquiries that had a common theme: “Where are the best family-friendly tap and tasting rooms?”

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2017: In like a lion, out like a… lambic? http://www.thebeerbabe.com/2017/01/2017-in-like-a-lion-out-like-a-lambic/ http://www.thebeerbabe.com/2017/01/2017-in-like-a-lion-out-like-a-lambic/#comments Mon, 02 Jan 2017 21:04:10 +0000 http://www.thebeerbabe.com/?p=3768 One of the benefits of having nearly 90 breweries in Maine is that you can, at least in theory, satisfy a craving for any beer style without leaving the state. This maturing, critical mass of breweries is also large enough to begin reflecting the trends in style and technique happening nationally. Here are the four […]

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The Beer Babe’s Best – 2016 (The Bollard) http://www.thebeerbabe.com/2016/12/the-beer-babes-best-2016-the-bollard/ http://www.thebeerbabe.com/2016/12/the-beer-babes-best-2016-the-bollard/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:18:35 +0000 http://www.thebeerbabe.com/?p=3751 Regardless of your feelings about 2016, we can all savor the fact that it was an incredible year for Maine craft beer.

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Taste Blind, and Now You’ll See http://www.thebeerbabe.com/2016/11/taste-blind-and-now-youll-see/ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 18:13:12 +0000 http://www.thebeerbabe.com/?p=3745 You’ll be amazed by what’s revealed when you stop looking and start tasting.

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