Maine Brewing Supply Rolls Out Clone Recipes

(Originally published in Maine Today Magazine on September 16, 2014.) Do you crave a beer that you can’t buy here in Maine? Maybe it’s the elusive Pliny the Elder from Russian River Brewing in California. Or perhaps you still haven’t had the luxury of trying a Heady Topper from the Alchemist in Vermont. Or maybe … Continue reading Maine Brewing Supply Rolls Out Clone Recipes

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is the American Ale Gold Standard

We live in a new world.  I like to think of it as the post-Anheuser era.  The neo-beer years where we are no longer shackled by watered-down lagers as the only option in our drinking lives.  The store shelves are lush with a varietal of craft-brewed beers. As with all great eras in human history, … Continue reading Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is the American Ale Gold Standard

When Life Hands You Citra Hops, Make Zombie Dust

In my pursuit of the perfect IPA there have been a small handful of recurring beers people tell me I have to try.  120 Minute IPA.  Check.  Maine Beer Company's Lunch.  Check.  Hop Stoopid.  Sierra Nevada Hoptimum.  Hop Wallop.  Green Flash.  Check.  Check.  Check.  Check. I've even found myself holding the elusive and mysterious Heady … Continue reading When Life Hands You Citra Hops, Make Zombie Dust