In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Maine was a stronghold for the temperance movement, but the Pine Tree State emerged from Prohibition to create a beer culture that rivals any other in the United States. Early pioneers, like D.L. Geary, established the Northeast’s love affair with English-style ales, and today’s upstarts brew unique and inventive recipes. Maine brewers create beer for every palate, and Maine’s unique flavor–like blueberries, potatoes and even oysters–are frequently featured. Maine beer expert Josh Christie discovers the story of brewing in Vacationland by exploring Maine’s large breweries, like Shipyard; its local crafters, like Rising Tide; the budding cider, spirits and mead industries; and, of course, the best places to drink across the state.
Be our guest at the Old Goat in Richmond, when Josh Christie talks about his book and introduces us to a few of his favorite beers from around the state. Taste some of your favorites and perhaps discover something new.
Thursday evening, January 22 at 7pm
The Old Goat
31 Main Street, Richmond, Maine