Monthly Archives: January 2014

Drink Maine beer in Rome, Italy? Multo bene!

Shipyard Brewing Company of Portland, Maine has begun distributing several of its beers in Italy, and the natives couldn’t be happier. I had the chance to not only visit some of the places serving one of Maine’s earliest-made beers, but I was escorted around Rome by their distributor’s rep, Sandro Maione. I happen to be […]

Forget wine: cook with artisanal beer

I am in Verona, Italy for the month. My husband teaches Italian Lit here each January for Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Out of the eight years he’s done this program, I’ve only been here twice. I’m usually like all of you back in Vacationland, watching and naming each snowflake, as they pile up on […]