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The Drinking Holidays Part 1: Cinco de Mayo

So, today is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday in the U.S. that sees an uptick in visits to Mexican restaurants, sales of limes, bottles of Corona, shots of tequila and fake sombreros. I’m not participating. Here’s why. As someone who ...

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Peanut-Brown Apocalypse Brew Works

I have had other peanut beers, but they were stouts. I enjoyed those southern legume infused stouts but a peanut brown ale may be an even better combination. Peanut-Brown from Apocalypse Brew Works is a brown ale weighing in at 4.7 ...

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The Maine Dream Team-up Project: Carla Companion

Fellow Beer Blogger Chad Lothian invited me to participate in a project called “The Maine Dream Team” a series of questions in which we imagine our ideas for Maine breweries (and beyond) to collaborate. Here’s my ideas for some interesting ...

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Sebago Shakes Things Up with Simmer Down

There are some changes coming to the Maine craft beer lineup this summer, and I’m not just talking about the new breweries in town. Gorham-based Sebago Brewing Company is continuing its re-thinking of its current beer lineup and forging forward with a ...

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Clown Shoes Billionaire Beer Review

Today I came across a new limited release beer from Clown Shoes called Billionaire, which is an English Barleywine with 12% Alcohol By Volume (ABV). Billionaire was brewed to commemorate their 4th anniversary, and was aged in cognac barrels. Clown ...

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Sun King Fistful of Hops (1st qtr – Blue Can)

Sun King says they cannot make their wildly popular Grapefruit Jungle IPA year round due to hops availability and variety that vary. It is difficult for them to obtain certain varieties year round so they have opted for quarterly releases ...

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 Beer Review

The Dubbels, Tripels and Quadrupels of the Belgian Trappist Breweries are beers that I have enjoyed since I started exploring the Belgian styles of beer, but it has been quite a while since I have sat down at home and ...

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Stillwater Stateside Saison Beer Review

Baltimore’s Stillwater Artisanal Ales is a brewery that was heretofore unknown to me, but I came across their stuff in the store the other day and picked up a couple of bottles to check them out. Looking over their list ...

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Southern Tier Goat Boy Beer Review

Tonight I will be checking out a new Weizenbock from Southern Tier Brewing Company called Goat Boy, which has 7.5% Alcohol By Volume (ABV). Goats are of course frequently associated with the various bock styles of beer, and the one ...

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