Kamasouptra Review

Kamasouptra has received 4½ stars from the Eat & Run review in today’s Press Herald.

The gazpacho was made with tomatillos, cucumber, various peppers, olive oil, cilantro and red wine vinegar. The combination was great. Even though it was smooth, it was filling. All the soups come with a pretty good-sized crusty roll, which was fluffy and fresh.

The paper also launched a new beer column today. Author Tom Atwell put together a survey of local summer brews.

Christian and I had a hard time deciding which we liked best, and finally said that if we were having a party of regular people, we would serve the Shipyard. If the guests were beer snobs, it would be the Casco Bay.

Maine Beer, Part 4

Josh Christie from Brews & Books has published the 4th installment of his series on Maine beer with entries for Allagash and Marshall Wharf.

In a far cry from that original 15-barrel system of the 90s, Allagash now occupies a space on the outskirts of Portland and brews over 5,000 barrels of beer a year. The beer lineup has ballooned from the original Allagash White to over a dozen different regular brews – not to mention a number of anniversary, vintage and collaborative beers. Allagash has also entered the world of the super-rare “white whale” beers with the release of Vagabond and Gargamel.

Baxter Brewing Co.

Blog About Beer author Luke Livingston has announced that’s he’ll be opening a brewery in Lewiston to be called Baxter Brewing Company.

What I am about to write has been a non-stop, full-time eleven months in the making (and many years in a dream): I am opening my own brewery.

Baxter Brewing Co. will be the first brewery north of Connecticut to can its entire line of beer. Located in the historic Bates Mill in Lewiston, Maine, Baxter beers will be distributed throughout the state of Maine beginning in September 2010 and across northern New England in 2011.

DL Geary & Maine Beer Company

Beer Blogger Josh Christie is writing a series of articles on Hop Press about beer in Maine. His first piece profiles D.L. Geary Brewing and the Maine Beer Company.

Today, I’ll introduce you to two craft breweries here in my hometown of Portland.  There’s a lot of history and potential in these two breweries – DL Geary Brewing is the oldest craft brewery in the state at about 24 years old, and Maine Beer Company is the newest.  I’ll start filling in the rest of the chronology next week.

DL Geary & Maine Beer Company

Beer Blogger Josh Christie is writing a series of articles on Hop Press about beer in Maine. His first piece profiles D.L. Geary Brewing and the Maine Beer Company.

Today, I’ll introduce you to two craft breweries here in my hometown of Portland.  There’s a lot of history and potential in these two breweries – DL Geary Brewing is the oldest craft brewery in the state at about 24 years old, and Maine Beer Company is the newest.  I’ll start filling in the rest of the chronology next week.

Imbibe: America's Emerging Beer Mecca's

The January/February issue of Imbibe magazine list Reno, Austin, Atlanta, Minneapolis-St Paul and Portland as their Fab 5 of America’s emerging beer mecca’s. Portland beer blogger Luke Livingston from Blog About Beer is quoted in the article which calls out Allagash, Geary’s, Gritty’s, Maine Beer Co, Sebago, Shipyard, Downeast Everage, RSVP, Great Lost Bear, Novare Res, and Three Dollar Deweys as evidence of Portland’s beer meccaness. The article isn’t available online but you can pick-up a copy of the magazine at Longfellow Books.