A Blog About Beer has a report about the new Maine Beer Trail and some suggestions (be more complete, give participants a fun incentive to make the rounds) on how to improve it.
While I think the Maine Beer Trail is a great idea (I’ve been calling for its creation forever), and a tourist-driven, Maine-brewing-community-collaborative is exactly what the state needs, the initial version of the Trail the Guild has rolled out leaves a little something to be desired.
The differences among these beers are subtle but noticeable. The 12 tasted the most like a traditional stout. The 18 showed a bit of tar and was lovely. The 30 was my favorite, very smooth…The 40 was round and mellow, and offered more of a beer-whiskey synthesis on the palate.
Blog About Beer has a report on the new IPA from Peak Organic. “Portland’s own Peak Organic Brewing has released their own IPA and I have to say, it’s the single best Peak beer yet! After trying a pint myself at $3 Dewey’s a few days ago”.
In a post earlier this month, Beer Locavore drew attention to the recent spate of IPA launches. IPAs from Gritty’s Sebago and Peak are now all available.
Blog About Beer was mentioned in Mutineer Magazine‘s short list of brew blog must reads.
In anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day, The Maine Switch has published a primer on drinking Guinness.
Being that it’s a glass full of black, it has to be bitter with an aftertaste that hangs on for days. No thanks, was always my answer. I’d rather settle for a Coors Light than go down that road.
But since we’re closing in on that annual celebration of St. Patrick, the day when the Guinness flows non-stop at places like Ri Ra, Bull Feeney’s and Brian Boru, I figured it was high time I actually gave the old Irish favorite a try.
There’s a “brew review” in the latest issue of the USM Free Press extolling the virtues of Belgian witbiers.