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…]
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.
Carla Jean Lauter is a craft beer lover and investigator of all things beer-related. She started a craft beer website and blog www.thebeerbabe.com in 2007, sharing her thoughts as she explored what was new in beer, as well as brewery visits, trips and "beer adventures." Moving to Portland in 2009, she found herself surrounded by the Maine beer community and has been exploring it ever since.In her writing, Carla profiles craft beer (and some mead and cider, too) being brewed in New England, as well as looks into the people, places and stories behind the beer that makes the community so vibrant. Join Carla on her beer adventures for advice on where to get the best, newest, and most interesting fermented drinks around.Her writing can be found on MaineToday.com, in The Bollard (Portland, ME), and online at The Beer Babe. She is also part of a weekly beer-focused video podcast, Seacoast Beverage Lab and a regular guest on the 94.3 WCYY (Portland, ME) Morning Show.
Everything is a ‘movement’ these days. If a bunch of people get together and do similar things it’s a ‘movement.’ Has nothing to do with movement or popularity. It’s nice for business, and we like the popularity, but it wouldn’t change a whole lot for us if people didn’t. We just like what we do, and we chose to do it.David Sakolsky, Deciduous Brewing Company in Growth Stage: New Napa-esque Tasting Room and NH Brewery Opening This Summer (DigBoston)