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The Beer Babe’s Best – 2016 (The Bollard)

Regardless of your feelings about 2016, we can all savor the fact that it was an incredible year for Maine craft beer. The post The Beer Babe’s Best – 2016 (The Bollard) appeared first on Carla Jean Lauter. Carla Jean ...

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Taste Blind, and Now You’ll See

You’ll be amazed by what’s revealed when you stop looking and start tasting. The post Taste Blind, and Now You’ll See appeared first on Carla Jean Lauter. Carla Jean Lauter

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Smashing Pumpkins

Originally published in the September issue of The Bollard You’ve done it, beer fans! You’ve survived “peak pumpkin spice.” Last year may be remembered as the apex of an obsession that manifested itself in everything from pumpkin spice lattes to ...

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Yeasty Does It

Every fall, I bake apple pies for family gatherings. As long as I follow my recipe card and use the same types of apples, the pies taste pretty much the same. So why is it so difficult for brewers to ...

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Frozen Glassware – Let It Go

I’m accused, occasionally, of taking beer too seriously. I generally strive to be inclusive, understanding and welcoming when evangelizing on behalf of my favorite beverage. But there are few things that bother me more than when a bar or restaurant ...

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Indiana Beer Road Trip and the Chicago Cubs

Guest contributor Sirena Peters (sirenapeters.com) I don’t know anyone who likes Indiana. It is a state. It is a flat state. It is a flat state with some very terrible drivers on some very crappy, perpetually under-construction roads. The people seem ...

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The Loud and Quiet Beers of Portland Summer

To be in Portland during the summer is to experience the full spectrum of sound. It’s fireworks and the echoes of waterfront concerts, and it’s the gentle lapping of water against a pier and the soft rustle of a kite ...

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All the news that’s fit to drink

Originally published in the June 2016 issue of The Bollard Last fall I wrote an article for a national beer magazine that provided a detailed itinerary for craft-beer enthusiasts visiting the Portland area {Protip: Read that first!}. I wrote it ...

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Announcement – The Session #112 : The Other Beer Economy

For this week’s session, let’s talk about those businesses in the beer world that aren’t breweries. What are the roles that they can play? What opportunities still exist for new niche roles to be developed? What can local/state/regional governments do ...

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