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    January 15, 2019


    SoMe Brewing Company is excited to have just released their Lost In Germany. This 5% Kellerpils Style Lager was Dry Hopped with Hallertau Blanc hops and is bursting with Sauvignon Blanc Grape and Citrus Flavors. This beer only comes around a few times a year so get on it! It will be available in cans and on draft in the tasting room and through distribution later this week.

    Funky Bow in Lyman, ME will special-release their Cherry Picker Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter this Saturday, January 19. This Porter was aged in Buffalo Trace Barrels for 3-6 months and then moved to a stainless steel tank to cold condition on Montmorency Cherries for a month. The Alcohol percent is 9 and it will be released in 750 ml waxed top bottles.

    Baby, it’s cold outside but GREATER PORTLAND is looking Hazy, Hopped and Humid!

    Let’s start with Geary Brewing Company. Their new ownership have done amazing things with brewing new styles and yet staying true to their brewing heritage. If you’ve been looking for something new from Geary’s check these two out —

    First, their Windhold IPA recently went to market. Let me tell ya, if lifts aren’t turning at the ski mountain, guess what I’m drinking?? That right, Windhold IPA! This is a filtered, juicy dry hopped IPA with a slightly dry finish it’s an extremely drinkable 6.8% IPA. It is NOW available on draft and 4 pack cans.

    Next, Geary’s Rickhouse Tour 2019 is the start of a series of barrel aged varieties of Hampshire Special Ale. This weekend Geary’s will release the first of the series with a 6 week bourbon oak barrel aged HSA. The usual HSA stone fruit sweetness and alcoholic tang is boosted by the bourbon flavors and rings in at a smooth drinking, super warming, 8.5% ABV. It is available in 16.9 oz. bottles or on draft.

    Liquid Riot has been busy with a couple of releases to talk about: Dub Stash 8% ABV. They doubled down on Head Stash IPA; more malts, more hops, more ABV and YOU KNOW they had to double dry hop this bad boy! Blonde appearance (like me) with slight haze, (also me) tropical fruit, pine needles. Dank! Crisp and clean finish. Low bitterness. Smooth. Release date is January 22.

    A Beer With No Name was just released. This 8.2% Double IPA made with British base malt and Idaho 7, Mosaic, Citra, and Chinook hops. So juicy! pale appearance with slight haze. grassy, citrus orchard aroma with light biscuit maltiness. Medium bodied. Balanced and soothing. AND …DYK… the name is a nod to Game of Thrones and the beer gets released a few times per year. Well, now you know.

    Now for the special announcement:

    Liquid Riot’s Blushing Star Barrel Aged Lager received the Good Food Award in San Francisco last Friday night. I’m told Liquid Riot is only the second Maine brewery to earn this huge award (Allagash was the first last year). At 6.5% abv • 500 ml • also 2016 World Beer Cup Gold Medal – Brett Beer Category. American Pilsner aged in neutral oak barrels with fruit-forward Brettanomyces strains. Transferred to a stainless tank and aged on Blushing Star peaches to give orange appearance. Fluffy white head, naturally effervescent, oak and peaches dominate, tropical and funky brett follows. Tart and complex, yet clean and refreshing, quenching finish.


    From Tumbledown Brewing in Farmington, ThoughtBridge Cranberry Berliner Wiesse. Only weighing in at 4% ABV, 10 IBU’s this kettle soured Berliner Wiesse was brewed with Maine Malt and local cranberries from Ricker Hill Orchards in Turner. Available in Growlers and 4-packs right now.


    Ah, the luck of the Irish! Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company’s Dry Irish Stout was released earlier this week. Coming in at 4% ABV, this smooth, dark, malty brew is an easy drinking stout. It can be found on tap this weekend at Geaghan’s Pub in Bangor before making its way statewide for those with Irish heritage — or those pretending — to celebrate.

    There you have it folks! I hope you enjoyed this segment, let’s keep this thing going! Be someone’s hero and share the video with your craft beverage loving friends. Subscribe to our weekly forecast so you can always be informed.

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  • Craft brews: Find the Maine BrewGuide

    Look for copies of the Maine BrewGuide at these establishments

    Banded Horn Brewing Co.Biddeford
    Barreled Souls Brewing Co.Saco
    Blue Current Brewery (Sake)Kittery
    Dirigo Brewing Co.Biddeford
    Funky Bow Brewery & Beer Co.Lyman
    Gneiss Brewing Co.Limerick
    Hidden Cove Brewing Co.Wells
    Kennebunkport Brewing Co.
    Federal Jack's Restaurant
    Run of the Mill
    Public House & Brewery
    Sebago Brewing Co.Kennebunk
    Shipyard Brew PubEliot
    SoMe Brewing Co.York
    Tributary Brewing Co.Kittery
    Woodland Farms BreweryKittery
    Allagash Brewing Co.Portland
    Austin Street BreweryPortland
    Battery Steele BrewingPortland
    Bissell BrothersPortland
    Bunker Brewing Co.Portland
    D.L. Geary Brewing Co.Portland
    Fore River Brewing Co.South Portland
    Foulmouthed BrewingSouth Portland
    Foundation BrewingPortland
    Gritty McDuff'sFreeport
    Gritty McDuff'sPortland
    Island Dog BrewingSouth Portland
    Liquid Riot Bottling Co.Portland
    Lone Pine Brewing Co.Portland
    Maine Beer Co.Freeport
    Maine Mead WorksPortland
    Mast Landing Brewing Co.Westbrook
    Nonesuch River Brewing Co.Scarborough
    Oxbow Blending & BottlingPortland
    Portersfield CiderPownal
    Rising Tide Brewing Co.Portland
    Sea Dog Brewing Co.South Portland
    Sebago Brewing Co.Scarborough
    Sebago Brewing Co.Gorham
    Sebago Brewing Co.Portland
    Sebago Brewing Co. (Brewery)Gorham
    Shipyard Brewing CompanyPortland
    Shipyard Inn on Peaks IslandPeaks Island
    Urban Farm FermentoryPortland
    Yes BrewingWestbrook
    Bag & Kettle Brewpub (Nov - Apr) Carrabasset Valley
    Kennebec River Pub & BreweryThe Forks
    Norway Brewing Co.Norway
    Saco River BrewingFryeburg
    Sunday River Brewing Co.Bethel
    Tumbledown BrewingFarmington
    Boothbay Craft BreweryBoothbay
    Fat Friars MeaderyNewcastle
    Flight Deck BrewingBrunswick
    Lake St. George Brewing Co.Liberty
    Liberty Craft BrewingLiberty
    Marshall Wharf Brewing Co.Belfast
    Monhegan Brewing Co. (May - Oct)Monhegan
    North Haven Brewing Co.North Haven
    Oxbow BrewingNewcastle
    Penobscot Bay Brewery
    Winterport Winery (May - Oct)
    Rock Harbor Brewing Co.Rockland
    Rock Harbor Pub & BreweryRockland
    Sea Dog Brewing Co.Topsham
    Sea Dog Brewing Co.Camden
    Sheepscot Valley Brewing Co.Whitefield
    Simplicity Brewing & SuppliesWarren
    Threshers Brewing Co.Searsmont
    Airline Brewing Co.Amherst
    Airline Brewing Co. - PubEllsworth
    Atlantic Brewing Co.Bar Harbor
    Atlantic Brewing MidtownBar Harbor
    Lubec Brewing Co.Lubec
    Machias River Brewing Co.Machias
    Jack Russell's Steakhouse
    (Maine Coast Brewing Co.)
    Bar Harbor
    Strong Brewing Co.Sedgwick
    Northern Maine Brewing CoCaribou
    Bangor2 Feet Brewing
    LewistonBaxter Brewing Co.
    LewistonBear Bones Beer
    OronoBear Brew Pub (Black Bear Brewing)
    SkowheganBigelow Brewing Company
    OronoBlack Bear Brewing Company
    BrewerBlank Canvas Brewery
    BrewerGeaghan Brothers Brewing Company
    BangorGeaghan's Pub (Restaurant)
    AuburnGritty McDuff's
    HallowellLiberal Cup Public House and Brewery
    OronoMarsh Island Brewing
    BrewerMason's Brewing Company
    SkowheganOak Pond Brewery
    OronoOrono Brewing Company
    BangorOrono Brewing Company - Downtown Bangor
    TurnerRicker's Hard Cider
    BangorSea Dog Brewing Co.

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