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Center of Maine becomes Craft Beer Central

There’s something very beery happening in central Maine right now. One of the things that makes Maine interesting is the contrast between its capital city, Augusta, and the largest cities: the cultural differences between its inland communities and coastal hubs. At the beginning of Maine’s craft beer revival in the early 2000s, there was a swath of cities in the capital region left out of the beer boom. Many craft breweries chose the Portland, southern Maine or Bangor areas first, probably to chase the younger residents that would be most interested in their new styles of craft beer. Breweries began popping up in cities and coastal towns, all the while leaving a conspicuous hole in the map along the Interstate 95 corridor. [Read more on MaineToday.com]

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