Monthly Archives: June 2008

Upcoming Portland Beer Events

Hey all – sorry it’s been a slow week posting-wise in the BAB world but I’ve been super busy. Anyway, I wanted to point out a few upcoming events to the Portland locals (and those who are within a short driving distance and are lucky enough to be blessed with a D.D.). First, two events at Novare Res. The first, …

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Are Craft Beers Dethrowning The King?

I wanted to point everyone in the direction of a great, informative article which appeared on MSN Money recently (thanks to Gavin for the tip!) entitled “Will Microbrews Kill the King of Beers?”. The article includes a video and talk with Robin Ottaway, the sales manager and co-owner of the Brooklyn Brewery, details on the possible take-over of Anheuser-Busch by …

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The Maine Grains & Grapes Festival: A Recap

Yesterday marked the day of the inaugural Maine Grains & Grapes Festival, a summer beer (and wine) fest put on by the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce and held at The Colisee in Lewiston. The Breweries and wineries in attendance included Atlantic Brewing Co., BlackSmiths Winery, Belfast Bay Brewing Co., Casco Bay Brewery, Fiddlers Winery, Gritty’s Brewery, Savage Oaks Vineyard and …

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Announcing the official BlogAboutBeer.com Store

Well, it was a rainy, lazy Sunday ’round these parts and while I should have been writing a review of yesterday’s inaugural Grains & Grapes Festival (which I’ll get to very soon, I promise), instead I decided to create a cafepress storefront for blogaboutbeer.com. Now you can get the blogaboutbeer.com logo on everything from hoodies, to thongs for the ladies, …

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Advertising in Unique Places

In the world of advertising, the most successful campaigns are those that are really “outside the box” (I mean, how many of you have memorized the ads above the urinal or inside the bathroom stall of your local watering hole? Thought so.). So, with that in mind, this new Trojan brand condom ad campaign is pure genius. Trojan has begun …

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Creating False Pints

We all know that the prices of everything — from gasoline, to groceries, to the grains & hops needed to make beer — are on the daily rise; nothing unique there. With the price of beer rising for the breweries, so it rises for the distributors and so on down the line to the bars and eventually you and I. …

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Understanding the InBev bid for Anheuser-Busch

Well, after a long week and many battles with Time Warner, my Internet is back in full force. Sorry for the delay! I’m sure by now that you’ve heard about the proposed buy out of Anheuser-Busch by InBev. In case you don’t know the details, the basic premise is this: Behemoth international brewer InBev has officially bid $65 per share …

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Novare Res and the June Meeting of the Maine Beer Writers’ Guild

Once again, I must apologize for the infrequent posting lately – as soon as I thought my reliable internet connection had returned, it’s gone again (they’re sending a tech to the house tomorrow to get it fixed) but I needed to throw together a quick post detailing the June meeting of the Maine Beer Writers’ Guild. The meeting was held …

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A Beer (and Wine) 5k Run

Sorry for the infrequent posting but, as you read, due to the recent move my internet is a little spotty at best right now (I’m currently scoffing from a neighbor) but I did want to pass along a message I received the other day about Portland’s very first Beer (and Wine) themed 5k Run. The Wine Flight 5k is on …

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