Results and Analysis from Round Two: Maine IPA’s and Seasonals

Just when you think you know who's is going to win a head to head match-up in this tournament, the votes come in, and you're assumptions are eschewed.  This was the case for last night's voting for Maine IPA's and Seasonals in the Round of 32.  I hope some of you out there have friendly … Continue reading Results and Analysis from Round Two: Maine IPA’s and Seasonals

Results and Analysis of Round One: Maine Seasonals

Day three of the Maine Madness Beer Tournament brought some of the most eclectic match-ups we've seen thus far.  We had pumpkin beers going up against summers and summers going against winters.  However, I find that when you combine unlike pairs, sparks fly. And sparks certainly flew yesterday in the voting. The closest race came … Continue reading Results and Analysis of Round One: Maine Seasonals

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

Participate in the Joy that is the Maine Madness Beer Tournament

Rationale After a year of writing a beer blog and drinking my way through New England, it occurred to me that the great state of Maine is fertile with good beer right now.  And it's only getting stronger with new breweries opening up every week. So when I saw the NCAA Men's Basketball bracket, I … Continue reading Participate in the Joy that is the Maine Madness Beer Tournament

Watch out, Heady Topper, Maine Beer Company Shows Us It’s Time For Dinner

I'm on a journey to drink them all.  And on this journey, I've drank a lot of them.  Heady.  Pliny.  (The Elder, not the Younger.  Yet.)  Double Sunshine.  Hill Farmstead Abner.  Zombie Dust.  90 Minute.  60 Minute.  Smutty.  Lunch. On this path to IPA enlightenment, I've tasted greatness.  So strap in tight and hold on … Continue reading Watch out, Heady Topper, Maine Beer Company Shows Us It’s Time For Dinner