Carla Jean Lauter

The Beer Babe

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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…]


The New Home of IPAs

The hoppiest and best hoppy beers are on found in the Pacific Northwest and in Southern California?—?the undisputed kingdom of hops… right? […Read More]


Barreled Souls rolls out an impressive lineup

There are four primary ingredients in all beer : malts, hops, water and yeast. Some brewers focus on the hops, some build up a very strong malty backbone to their beers. Barreled Souls – a weeks-old brewery in Saco – is all about the yeast. [Read more…]

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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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Is ginger the new black? Ginger-flavored beers sneak into summertime

When I think of ginger, I usually think of two things. First, the little paper wrapped candies you can pick up at Trader Joe’s that are equal parts addicting and mouth-burning. Second, the strange yet ever-present pink stuff on the side of sushi plates. I don’t normally immediately think of beer. [Read more…]

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