All posts by Kate Cone

Kate Cone

About Kate Cone

Kate Cone has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, is a freelance writer and the author of "What's Brewing in New England: A Guide to Brewpubs and Microbreweries," published by Downeast Publications in 1997. She is currently updating What's Brewing with a second book about New England craft beer to be published in 2015.

What’s brewing? Over 4100 craft breweries and counting!

If you don’t know about the Brewers Association (BA), get thee to their website as soon as you’re finished reading this post, because it’s a one-stop craft beer resource you won’t want to be without. (www.brewersassociation.org). They just announced this new stat: The Year In Beer: U.S. Brewery Count Reaches All-Time High of 4,144 Back […]

Brewing up a storm…after a million years

Once upon a time…wait, it wasn’t THAT long ago, was it? Sigh, I’m afraid it’s been 17 years since I last brewed my own beer. What happened? Okay, I’ll bullet it: 1. divorce (if there’s anything that can get in the way of a creative pursuit, it’s D-I-V-O-R-C-E; 2. raised 3 teenagers: This was the […]

Hold the presses! Press Hotel’s splashy debut

For any “reincarnation” of a building to be successful (to me, myself and I), it should incorporate the history of its past. The Press Hotel, inhabiting the old Portland Press Herald building at 119 Exchange Street in Portland, earns a resounding “huzzah!” I went there today to attend a book launch party for a mystery […]