Last weekend, I volunteered at the Seacoast Winter Brew Fest (part of Portsmouth Craft Beer Week) and got a chance to talk to some beer-loving folks and sample a few interesting offerings. One of the breweries that I got to cover while the pourer was on break was Sebago Brewing Company. They had two offerings for the fest – Full Throttle IPA and the Bourbon Barrel Aged Lake Trout Stout.
Sebago Grand Crue turns out to be an amazing blend. Share on Facebook Tweet this
Beer brewed in Maine? Check. Holiday celebrating IPAs? Check. Interesting new bar? Check. Count me in.
For the last few years, Portland, ME based brewer Kai Adams of Sebago Brewing company gets on the radio and announces the arrival of Slick Nick, their winter seasonal brew. And at that moment, I am often happy that the beer has come back, but also feel a twinge of sadness about the true end of fall and the inevitable beginning a long winter ahead. However, hearing Kai’s voice assure me that this beer will be around to keep me company during the long winter months is a consoling thought.
Looking back, I’ve reviewed a lot of blueberry beers. I can’t help it – I love fresh blueberries and I happen to live in a state that has a lot of ‘em. Maine actually is the largest worldwide producer of low bush blueberries – so we’ve got them coming out our ears. So what better way to start the summer than to jam a few into a beer?
I walked downtown on the misty, rainy and beautiful type of night that only can happen in a rainy New England spring. Light from street lamps oozed through the haze and the faint, blue glow of the neon signs of Sebago brewing beckoned me towards Middle Street. Sebago Brewing Company is famous around here for their Full Moon Cask Nights but this night, in particular, was special. It was the last cask night in their current location before moving further down the block to a bigger and better space. And, being American Craft Beer Week, I was not planning to turn down the opportunity for great craft beer.
This caught my eye the other day becuase, for the most part, Sebago (or Portland, ME) isn’t well known for large bottles, …