Monthly Archives: August 2008

Run of the Mill, Saco Update

I know that many people have been coming here over the last few weeks looking for information on the Run of the Mill brewpub in Saco, Maine which opened just a few weeks ago. And if anyone has been there yet then I’m sure you know that, despite being a brewpub, ROTM has yet to have any of their own …

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Own Your Own Piece of a Brewery

Ever wanted to own your very own brewery but just didn’t have the start-up capital? Well now, thanks to the help of BeerBankRoll (and tens of thousands of other members) for an investment of just $50 you can own a piece of a brewery. Chicago-based BeerBankRoll is founded on a “crowdfunding” concept where its members are hoping to raise $100,000 …

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Blog About Beer Turns One

Today, August 2th, marks the one year anniversary of BlogAboutBeer.com. When I got into blogging a year ago, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. The site was a mess, my stories were a mess and I didn’t think I would (or should) stick with it. Now a year later, it’s grown into a full-fledged obsession. I’ve met …

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The Next Ingredient in the Dogfish Line of Ancient Beers: Chocolate

You may remember way back in November of ’07 when a study was released which claimed that natives of Central America were drinking alcoholic beverages — or beer — made from cacao (the seeds which chocolate comes from) even before 1000 BC, 500 years earlier than previously thought. Well now it looks like label-pushing brewer Dogfish Head is going to …

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iPhone Application for the Beer Aficionado

Popular online Social Networking blog Mashable.com today had a post describing 18 different iPhone applications all centered around drinking. Most of them were lame “guess your BAC level” and “R U Drunk” tests and shouldn’t get a second mention. But one of the applications, however, does seem really neat (neat enough that I may download it onto my girlfriend’s iPhone …

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Oh How the Mighty Have Fallen: Jessica Simpson Pushing Shitty Beer

The Internet has been abuzz today of news that failed singer actress reality tv star entrepreneur pop star Jessica Simpson has teamed up with Dallas’ Stampede Brewing Company to become the new face of Stampede Light Plus. Although terms of the deal were not disclosed, Simpson is reportedly taking on a 15 percent stake in the company in return for …

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Photoshoping a Glass of Beer

psdtuts.com has a neat tutorial today on how to draw a glass half-full of bubbly beer in PhotoShop: In this tutorial, we’re going to draw a beer glass with some beer in it. We’ll create the shiny curly glass with reflection, put some beer in it, add some bubbles, and finally we’ll make the shadow and the reflections. Meanwhile, I …

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Fun Beer Links: Summer Brews, Beer & Cheese, New Brew Mag

Good evening, all – just wanted to share some fun beer-y things from around the web on this warm summer evening: First, a story from Primer Magazine entitled “The Beers I’m Drinking This Summer — And Why“, which goes beyond the American Light Lager to encourage folks to drink Blondes — like Pyramid Curveball Blonde (WA), Red Hook Blonde (NH/WA), …

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When All You Need is a Beer

As I mentioned in my previous post, I spent the first few days of this week at Affiliate Summit East in Boston. Monday was the longest and most grueling day of the conference and when it was over my co-worker Nate and I were in desperate need of a beer. While we’re both relatively familiar with Boston, neither of us …

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Beer Briefs: Benefits, Beer Blogs and Cask-Conditioned Gold Metals

It’s been a crazy couple of days – I just got back from three days at Affilite Summit East at the Seaport Hotel in wonderful Boston, Massachusetts. It was an exhausting, whirlwind trip but I met a lot of good people and learned a lot of great things. I’ll definitely be returning for Affiliate Summit 2009! But, with everything going …

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Smuttynose Gets a New Brewery

Very big & exciting news for fans of Portsmouth’s own Smuttynose Brewing Co.: A new brewery has been a discussion for Smuttynose for quite awhile (I first wrote about it back in December of ’07) as they’ve long since outgrown their relatively small Establishment on the outskirts of Portsmouth. Well, according to SeacoastOnline.com, the brewery and its owner, Peter Egelston, …

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Beer Business Start-Up: Kegs on Legs

If you don’t know by now, I have a particular interest in entrepreneurship and start-up companies. So I tend to keep a weathered eye on business and entrepreneurial blogs and things of that nature, and when that interest and my interest in beer converge, it’s especially fun. And that’s just what happened today. I found a story on the Business …

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Noteworthy Upcoming Maine Beer Events

Hey all – my computer is currently without a hard drive for the next few days so, since I’m borrowing someone else’s, this will have to be kept short & sweet. I just wanted to make sure all you local readers knew about some important upcoming beer events here in Portland. They’re both at Novare Res (big surprise) and both …

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Country’s Biggest Beer Festival Gets Even Bigger

Good news for Better Beer fans in the other Portland. The nation’s largest outdoor craft beer festival — the Oregon Brewers Festival –witnessed record attendance with 70,000 people, a 15 percent increase over last year’s all time high. Beer sales followed suit, also showing a 15 percent increase. The four-day event concluded on July 27th at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. …

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