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Kentucky Kölsch (Style)

Thankfully this Alltech beer has been rebranded.  Previously known as Kentucky Light.  I’m not sure if they were trying to interest the Bud Light crowd or alienate the craft beer crowd with that name.  The new name and packaging is ...

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A package full of summer

I like winter, but this one is really beginning to wear on me. Some days it’s just important to remember that we do still have summers here in Maine (really, we do). Thankfully, D.L. Geary Brewing is here to remind ...

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Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout Beer Review

Each year, over the course of the winter months, Dark Horse Brewing releases a handful of American Stouts as part of its Holiday Stout Series. The one that was released this year during January is Dark Horses Fore Smoked Stout, ...

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Against the Grain’s Get Your Southern Heart On Ale

  Photo courtesy: Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse Damaris Phillips collaborated with Louisville brewery, Against the Grain on a beer to celebrate their appearance on her Food Network show, Southern at Heart. If Against the Grain ever asked me ...

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Beer-Inspired Jelly Beans

I’m not usually a sweets person – give me a great plate of cheese and meat and I’ll be your friend for life. But when I saw the press releases floating around about new beer flavored jelly beans from Jelly ...

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West Sixth Christmas Ale

Ben from West Sixth Brewing Company texted me as I was pulling two 20-pound turkeys off the smoker the day before Thanksgiving: “Hey…are you around Louisville this afternoon? I got a couple of these Christmas Ale samples to drop off ...

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Falls City 502 American Pale Ale

Given the recent holiday -  I am “thankful” that Brian Reymiller and Falls City are constantly putting out a variety of quality beers at the taproom. It is nice to try variations on popular styles. Anytime you go to the ...

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Best Local Beers – 2013

I sent an email this morning to Cresant Smith and John King asking them to send me their top five local beers. After a few moans from John King, I got both of their selections within 2 hours. That’s service ...

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Oxbow Winter Classic

It is hard to beat an afternoon of hockey, bonfires, beer and general camaraderie. Saturday brewers and staff from Allagash Brewing Company, Portsmouth Brewing Company, Smuttynose Brewing Company joined Oxbow Brewing at their brewery in Newcastle for some good old-fashioned ...

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Maine Breweries Make Top Beer, Brewery Lists

I talk about how impressive beer brewed in Maine is all the time – whether I’m in the state or outside of it. Sometimes, I get the sense that people don’t necessarily believe me. They look at me and nod, ...

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