Carla Jean Lauter

The Beer Babe

Category: Maine Today (Page 2 of 13)

What the Maine beer scene still needs

I spend a lot of time talking with people about the beer scene in Maine, and all of the wonderful things it has to offer. Every once and a while, the topic of “what’s missing” comes up, and I’ve finally collected thoughts from many beer-fueled conversations. Here is a list of seven things that I’ve come up with. [Read more…]

Rising Tide’s Calcutta Cutter re-awakens hop cravings

Calcutta Cutter is the Imperial India Pale Ale from Rising Tide Brewing Company, and the latest batch was released only a about a week ago. The other night I casually ordered one off the menu at Arcadia National Bar, and it was delivered to me in a mason-jar style glass. I walked back to where my friends were playing Cards Against Humanity before I took the first sip – and then I had a moment. [Read more…]

Tributary Brewing Company beer starts flowing Saturday

One side effect of the rapid proliferation of craft breweries : Breweries in Maine don’t get to hold the title of “Maine’s Newest Brewery” very long. Barreled Souls in Saco opened on July 19 and held the title for three weeks, and Tumbledown Brewing in Farmington reigned as the “newest” for a slightly longer 27 days. And now, the torch is passing to the long-awaited Tributary Brewing Company in Kittery, lead by former Portsmouth Brewery and Harpoon Brewing Company brewer Tod Mott. Tod and his wife and co-owner Galen will open Tributary Saturday, bringing Maine’s total number of breweries to 55. [Read More…]

Brewers reap fresh Maine hop crop

Thanks to Maine hop growers, this year’s hop harvest will be the largest in nearly 100 years, providing Maine craft brewers with ingredients for creating “fresh hopped” beers. [Read more…]

Allagash taps into Beer Camp with Myron’s Walk collaboration

On Aug. 1, the traveling beer festival sponsored by Sierra Nevada Brewing company called “Beer Camp” will make it’s fifth stop on a seven-stop national tour in Portland. This epic festival will feature over 100 breweries and will include many amazing beers. In support of the festival, Sierra Nevada also set out to do a collaboration series with eleven breweries and a brewer’s guild – producing a 12-pack of different brews with wildly different perspectives and tastes. One of the breweries featured is Portland’s Allagash Brewing Company – and they brewed a Belgian Pale Ale named Myron’s Walk, after the founder of the Appalachian Trail. I was able to catch Allagash founder Rob Tod before he left for the Beer Camp kickoff celebration in Chico, CA to ask him more about this collaboration.

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