Friday, December 6, 2013
Beer fans don't simply swig - they take time to appreciate what they're drinking. Usually, anyway. Beer connoisseurs can explore the offerings of local breweries with the Maine Beer Series beginning at Frontier Cafe, Cinema and Gallery in Brunswick.
The series kicks off 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday with Oxbow Brewing Company, an American farmhouse brewery in Newcastle. Oxbow specializes in traditional Belgian farmhouse beers and the Thursday-night tasting will include some limited barrel-aged beers. That's limited, meaning attendees can sample the beers before they're gone for good. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.explorefrontier.com
- Shannon Tweet
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod