Follow up from “I Love Maine Beer”.com
Thanks for answering my questions! I didn’t realize how close you guys were! Stone is awesome, I was out there in February and loved it. My favorite beer at the brewery was actually a Ballast Point beer called Victory At Sea. It was an unbelievable Imperial Stout.
Name: Beer, Maine & Me
1. Where do you live and what are some of your favorite local places to get a beer?
I live in Portland, Maine. Typically I go to the Great Lost Bear, $3 Dollar Deweys, Rosie’s, Gritty’s and Sebago.
1a. What is www.ilovemainebeer.com all about?
Its basically my online journal of beer drinking and also random posts about beer and Q & A’s with other beer bloggers, brewers and beer book authors. I just love beer and enjoy posting things of interest to me. I try to focus on beer and beer related things that are accessible to those of us up here in Maine.
2. What made you decide to start a beer blog?
I think it started when I realized others had gotten free beer out of it. I have yet to get any free beer, but in the mean time i’ve become addicted to posting stuff to my blog. I needed an outlet to “talk” about the beer I was drinking more than anything.
3. Other than blogging, how else are you involved with your love of beer?
I write a monthly beer column (starting next month) for The Bollard which is an alternative monthly online and print newspaper here in Portland. I also dabble in homebrewing and drink copious amounts of fine beer.
4. If you could visit one brewery, that you’ve never been to, which would it be?
One in the US would be Bear Republic in California. One in Europe would be Achouffe.
5. What comes to mind when you think of Maine?
I think of hardworking people that are friendly and don’t know what a car horn is. Mainers are the salt of the earth and are supportive of each other. The State of Maine as a whole is full of intuitive, resourceful people. Its progressive, open minded and altogether a great place to call home.