Monthly Archives: June 2009

Success in a Can

I’m about to head out on a three day jaunt through the woods of Crawford Notch, NH (with a very important stop at Moat Mountain Smokehouse & Brewery in North Conway on my way home) but I found a great article from the Durango Herald this morning which I wanted to pass along. The article highlights a few Colorado breweries …

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Maine Beer News, Notes & Events

It’s been a crazy week plus ’round here. Chelsea and I are getting ready to move next week (still in Portland, just to another quieter and less expensive neighborhood) and it’s really unbelievable how much stuff we have packed into our current apartment over the last two years. I don’t even know where half of it came from! But I …

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Nanobreweries An Emerging Trend in America

I just wanted to pass along a neat article from MSN which friend passed to me a few days ago about an extremely microbrewing trend emerging around the country which I had never heard of called “Nanobrewing”. According to MSN, “The nanobrewery concept allows one or a few good craft brewers to spend a few weekends a month brewing batches …

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Deschutes Twilight Ale Reviewed

I received three bottles of the new Deschutes summer Seasonal, Twilight Ale in the mail from the brewery the other day and it reaffirmed my jealousy of all you left coasters who have all of Deschutes tasty brews so readily available. The Twilight Ale is a great summer seasonal release because it’s light enough and “easy drinkin” enough to enjoy …

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Finally a Beer & Veggies Recipe!

I don’t know if I’ve ever made it abundantly clear here before or not, but I am a vegetarian (and have been for almost exactly 13 years). So, needless to say, the majority of beer & food pairings or recipes involving beer that come across my inbox go right into the virtual trashcan because they so often revolve around meat. …

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The Second Annual Maine Grains & Grapes Festival

Sorry for the slow down in posts over the last week; it’s been a crazy few days ’round here. But I did want to write quickly and remind all the locals that the second annual Maine Grains and Grapes Festival is coming right up. The festival is slated for Saturday June 20th at the Androscoggin Bank Calisee in Lewiston. According …

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Brewery Lineup for the American Craft Beer Festival Announced

The American Craft Beer Festival presented by BeerAdvocate.com is a little more than two weeks away and, even though they have a ridiculous policy of not allowing bloggers to have press passes — even though we cover the industry better than anyone — I’m still going to do them the service of mentioning the festival (because I’m a nice guy …

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Meet Tweeting Bar, the Keg that Tweets as You Pour

Alright, I’m going to have to go ahead and say that this beer-and-Twitter mashup is the single coolest one I’ve seen yet! It came across the Twitosphere today today 360i, a digital marketing agency in New York, has created a system that causes their office beer tap — I know, I want one too — to send a tweet every …

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