May 16, 2013

What Ales You: Here's to beers at In'finiti and beyond

The establishment had its soft opening in March and has been busy ever since.


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Primus Primus

Primus Primus, the first beer brewed at In'finiti Fermentation & Distillation.

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My palate got a little confused, but I really liked the Primus, the blk abt and the Sir Halcyon, and enjoyed them all.

For dessert after all of that, I had an 8-ounce Black Albert, a 13-percent Belgian Royal Stout from De Struise that was big, rich and wonderful. A great day.

MAMA'S CROW BAR on Munjoy Hill hosted the release party for this year's Prince Tuesday beer -- a collaboration by Allagash, Maine Beer Co. and Rising Tide -- on Saturday.

Prince Tuesday is a Belgian rye that was initially brewed for the first Maine Brewers Guild Festival in Boothbay. Son Zachary, daughter-in-law Marah and I all enjoyed this a lot while their children played in the yard behind the bar and a pig was being roasted.

It's a yeasty beer with a bit of mineral spiciness from the Maine-grown rye, and is well-balanced by the hops. It comes in at 8.1 percent alcohol, but tastes like it is much lower.

The beer will be available on draft and in 750-milliliter cork and cage bottles in Maine only. Part of the proceeds benefits Portland Trails.

Tom Atwell is a freelance writer living in Cape Elizabeth. He can be contacted at 767-2297 or at:

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