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

Maine Beer Company’s Lunch is the Best Beer in Maine

Yeah, bold title, but it's true.  Maine Beer Company's Lunch is the best tasting beer in the great state of Maine.  And that's saying something in a state that boasts a deluge of world class brews. The new hip beer on the scene is the sweet/sour, yeasty saison.  In Maine, craft beer disciples are gushing … Continue reading Maine Beer Company’s Lunch is the Best Beer in Maine

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

Maine’s Best Drink-Me-Everyday IPA Is An Old Friend

You can't swing a growler in Maine today without hitting a new brewery crafting high quality beer.  Gone are the days of swilling Shipyard and Gritty's because you were dying to drink local beer.  Maine has joined the brewing revolution with full force.  Rising Tide, Maine Beer Company, Oxbow, Baxter Brewing, among others, have brought … Continue reading Maine’s Best Drink-Me-Everyday IPA Is An Old Friend