It’s 2018 and while I missed the deadline for New Year resolutions and celebrations I did want to write a post to share why I’m excited for 2018 – here’s a hint, it has to do with beer. I’ve been working on this blog for roughly six months now and frequent readers of my posts… Continue reading 2.5 big reasons to be excited about Maine beer in 2018
A “bombogenesis,” or “bomb cyclone” is bearing down on us here in Maine as I write this blog. Downeast Maine is predicted to get 12-18 inches of the fluffy white stuff, while where I live in southern Maine is predicted to get 10-14. Half of the state has already cancelled school or work in advance… Continue reading Bombogenesis!
When I was a kid growing up in Maine I used to go on frequent outdoor adventures with my dad. The many activities ranged from gardening, planting trees, hiking, canoeing, fishing, hunting, and skiing; it didn’t seem to matter what time of year it was or what the thermometer said, I was almost always outside.… Continue reading A green industry is brewing in Maine
This Thanksgiving I have a lot to be thankful for, as we all do. I am thankful for my friends, girlfriend, family, and the loyal readers of this blog, which is why I wanted to repost the first blog I ever wrote about coming together over a Maine beer. As we get ready to gather… Continue reading Let’s talk turkey
Fall is such a magical time of year: the leaves begin to change, there is a nip in the air, frost on the ground, and a hunting trip to take. In honor of cooler nights and shorter days brewers are filling our steins with delicious malty beverages reminiscent of Oktoberfest, and smoky porters and creamy… Continue reading Pine Tree Brews goes to hunting camp
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming; sadness and despair threaten to swallow us when we see what is happening in the world. There seems to be so much hate, anger, and destruction; sometimes I want to stick my head in the sand and never look up again. Yet despite all the sadness and anger in the… Continue reading Do right and change the world
There are few places left today where people from differing backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, and world views can come together peacefully, and happily to talk than craft beer tasting rooms. In the 18th century great thinkers, philosophers, and politicians would meet in salons and pubs where they would enjoy a pint and discuss the great issues… Continue reading Cradles of freedom