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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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Above the Fruited Pint

I’m standing in a beer store, staring at a wall of six-packs chilling in the cooler. As I watch other beer-savvy customers make their selections, I notice a trend. You can see it right on the labels: fruit. The post ...

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Tips for Tasters

If you sense that Maine is going through another brewery growth spurt, your intuition is correct. Since the beginning of this year, four new breweries have joined Maine’s ranks. That leads me to a staggering statistic: the number of breweries ...

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Against the Grain Brewery Poffo Pils – Review

I love a good pilsner. In relation to all of the good ales available in the craft beer world, pilsners are hard to find. Most craft beers are ales, brewed with top fermenting yeast. These ferment faster and require less ...

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Rolling on the River

The inspiration to build a brewery commonly strikes while people are drinking beer. In the case of Dirigo Brewing Company, the seeds of partnership and possibility presented themselves during an appointment for a new set of tires. Last year, Mark ...

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