Tag Archives: craft beer

Don’t steal the glasses: brewery etiquette at Christmas and all year round

On a recent sunny and cold Sunday near Christmas, I went to Bissell Brothers brewing company in Portland with my family. Beer lovers spread out at tavern tables and along the windows in the vast and beautiful tasting room at the old mill at Thompson’s Point.Under the tall Christmas tree were boxes and bags bursting […]

5 reasons you need to hop on a beer bus tour

It’s 10:30 on a cloudy, cold-for-July morning – jacket weather, we call it here in New England.  Groups of people mill about inside and outside The Craft Beer Cellar on Commercial Street in Portland’s Old Port. Some hold coffee cups, some from Starbuck’s, some from Dunkin’s and our local Coffee by Design. But coffee preferences […]