Results and Analysis of Round Two: Maine Darks, Strong Ales, and Ales

Hot damn!  Things just got real here in Round Two as the big boys squared off in the Darks, Strong Ales, and Ales categories.  As one voter put it, "It is getting harder to choose."  And it will only prove harder as the rounds progress.  Remember, in less than a week, we will have our … Continue reading Results and Analysis of Round Two: Maine Darks, Strong Ales, and Ales

Results and Analysis of Round One: Maine Dark Beers and Strong Ales

Round One action for the Maine Madness Beer Tournament was something to watch.  There were some brews that blew away the competition, while other races stayed neck and neck right to the final vote. (Click to see updated bracket.) The closest race was between two titans: Maine Beer Company's Mean Old Tom Stout and Allagash … Continue reading Results and Analysis of Round One: Maine Dark Beers and Strong Ales

Experience the Spatial Bliss of Portland’s In’finiti Distillation and Fermentation

I once heard the poet Derek Walcott read a poem where in it he vows not to write any more poems about the moon.  That's the way I feel about writing about beer and beer joints.  Wolcott has the moon; I have beer.  If I indulge every writing whim I have for praising an IPA … Continue reading Experience the Spatial Bliss of Portland’s In’finiti Distillation and Fermentation