Good Food Award winner Wolfe’s Neck IPA by Maine Beer Company has aromas of pineapple, mango, guava, coconut and oranges. Contributed / Maine Beer Company

A Freeport brewery has earned accolades from San Francisco-based Good Food Foundation, which on Jan. 14 announced 244 national winners recognized for sustainability and social responsibility practices as well as exceptional taste.

In the beer category, Maine Beer Company won for its Wolfe’s Neck IPA. According to the MBC website, the flavor profile is “aromas of pineapple, mango, guava, coconut and orange. Notes of onion and garlic. Underlying toasted bread and pine.” It is available at the brewery, 525 U.S. Route 1.

Other Maine winners include Bixby Chocolate in Rockland for its Vanilla Crème Brulee and Josh Pond of Whiting for Strawberry Preserves.

Food events

Fork Food Lab in Portland is launching a free webinar on the next two Thursdays about how to grow your food-based business. The first session on Jan. 27 will focus on the changing foodservice landscape. On Feb. 3, the topic will be the changing retail landscape. Register at

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Rosemont Markets have added a seasonal bread menu to its website at The menu lists what items are available each day of the week along with a daily sandwich menu.

Sound Pine Farm in Brunswick has only a few CSA shares left for 2022. It offers a “free choice” model that allows customers to choose from among the vegetables offered so they get what they like. There are some parameters, so check the website

Little Red Cup Tea Shop, 30 Pleasant St., Brunswick, has imported two new lots of tea: Black Special from Hubei and Jasmine Silver Needle. LRC has the only lot of Black Special in the entire country., 200-5728.

Nobel Kitchen + Bar at the Brunswick Hotel & Tavern is presenting its Ice Bar on Feb. 4 and 5. The ice bars and sculptures are created especially for this event and specialty cocktails will be served through ice luges. Complimentary food, live entertainment and a fire pit add to the fun atmosphere. Tickets through at $40/person each night. 4 Noble St., 607-4040.

Royal River Grill House in Yarmouth is featuring specialty items from the in-house bakery. They offer their Royal Chocolate Cake or you can build your own from a variety of flavors, fillings and frostings. Also available are three different cheesecakes. Call at least five days in advance. 846-1226, 106 Lafayette St.

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