Monthly Archives: May 2009

Odell Brewing Brews Twitter-Powered Blackbird Schwarzbier

People-powered, Twitter-inspired beers seem to be all the rage in the quickly growing craft beer two point oh scene. In fact, you may remember a couple of months ago when the Bay Area’s 21st Amendment Brewing brewed what they called a #twitterbrew, during which the brewery’s followers could track the brewing process and follow along through frequent posts to TwitPic.com. …

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Alabamians Finally Free to Drink Better Beer

There is some great news to report in the spread of good quality craft beer across these United States – it seems that just this past Friday Alabama governor, Bob Riley, signed bill #HB373 — the state’s “Gourmet Beer Bill” — into law. With the passing of this law, the good folks of Alabama can immediately begin drinking more than …

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at South Portland Sea Dog Brewing Co.

A week ago today (deadlines, shmedlines; that’s why I’m a blogger) I was lucky enough to finagle a media invite to the ribbon cutting ceremony (THANK YOU!) at the brand new Sea Dog Brewing Co. brewpub in nearby South Portland, Maine (the space formally occupied by Eggspectations). It was a very fun morning and I’m very thankful for the invite. …

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Has Anyone Seen My 44 Year Old Utica Club Cans? Anyone? Bueller?

I found this little gem during a random jaunt across the Interwebs this morning and thought it was too fun not to share with everyone. Apparently, during a recent remodeling of the library on the Albany campus of the Sage Colleges, some construction workers cam across a six pack of “Utica Club Pilsener Lager Beer” cans that were lodged in …

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21st Amendment Brings Cans to Massachusetts

As any long-time BlogAboutBeer readers know, I am very big on putting craft beer in cans. So I was excited to see this little tidbit come through my inbox the other day — it’s good news for MassHoles and good news for those of us in Maine (because good beer in cans is one step closer to reaching our borders). …

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Come Celebrate the One Year Anniversary of Novare Res

I am literally out the door heading to Worcester for the alumni/graduation weekend at Clark U (my Alma Mater) but wanted to be sure and post an event listing that definitely everyone in Maine and probably anyone within driving distace of Portland will want to check out! This Thursday May 21st is the one year anniversary of operations at Novare …

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Deschutes Brewing Mirror, Mirror and Red Chair IPA (Reviews)

The folks at Bend Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery were kind enough to send over some sample bottles of two of their newest beers, Red Chair IPA and Mirror, Mirror, a few days ago which is a huge treat for those of us on this side of the country without regular access to the Deschutes line of brews. The Mirror, Mirror is …

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What the New Maine Beer Trail is Lacking

I received the following press release today from the Maine Brewers’ Guild: The Maine Restaurant Association and the Maine Brewers’ Guild announce the Maine Beer Trail. This new trail spotlights the high quality and creative diversity of fresh, hand-crafted, Maine-made beer. The purpose of the Trail is to attract visitors to Maine to enjoy the vibrant micro and craft brewing …

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One of My Favorite Beer & Food Pairings Yet!

Last night I happened across one of my new found favorite beer & food pairings and I wanted to share it with everyone. While it’s probably a pairing which would be pretty self-explanatory to anyone whose been pairing food & beer for awhile, I think it’s a great combination and a great introduction to the hobby for any pairing newbies …

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2009 Vermont Brewers Festival Lineup Announced

The lineup for the 2009 Vermont Brewers’ Festival has been released and it only reinforces why this festival has quickly become one of the most predominant summer beer festivals in the Northeast. This year’s attending breweries include: Allagash Brewing Co. (Portland, ME) Brooklyn Brewing (Brooklyn, NY) Dieu de Ciel (St Jerome, QC) Harpoon Brewing (Windsor, VT/Boston, MA) High & Mighty …

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Allagash to Release Gargamel This Thursday

Sorry for the lack of new posts this week. Things have just been extra uber crazy trying to get my life in order following its recent upheaval. But there is one thing I wanted to be sure and bring to really everyone’s attention because the release of this beer is just that important, but this particular event is one that …

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Long Trail Brewing Brewmaster Series Double IPA (Review)

I just recently picked up a 22oz bottle of the Long Trail Brewing Double IPA — the second release in the Vermont brewery’s new “Brewmasters Series” — from my local Whole Foods; what a tasty brew! The Long Trail dIPA is hoppy enough and complex enough for hop heads and beer geeks, but downright tasty enough for even the beer …

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