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August in Maine means blueberries, baking and beer

Maine produces foods that are iconic: lobsters chief among them. But at a certain “tilt” of summer, Maine blueberries, tiny with a sweet/tart burst on the palate, are a must-have in the kitchen. I know it’s hot, blasted hot some days in August. Take a deep breath, set the oven to 350 degrees, turn on […]

6 autumn and winter beer trips you must make

After three years of my blabbing, mewling and hoping, here on this blog and my Facebook and Twitter platforms, my new beer book is published! You can find it here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Brewing-New-England-Breweries/dp/1608933954/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476212182&sr=8-1&keywords=what%27s+brewing+in+new+England Unlike many craft beer books that focus on a single state or region, What’s Brewing in New England covers all 6 states: […]

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 […]