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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 13:49

Three Pint Stance - Winter Session thoughts

So the 2018 Brew Fest season, unofficial as it may be, kicked off with a couple events around Maine last weekend, including the Maine Brewer’s Guild’s First Annual Winter Session at the Brick South building on Thompson’s Point in Portland.

(I’m not usually one to write a recap of events gone by, because I sometimes feel like that is only interesting to the people who went, and I want everyone to be interested in my column! However, this fest felt a little different, so I’m gonna talk about it and YOU ARE GOING TO LIKE IT!)

If it’s cold out there, we party inside!

It may be hard to believe, but here we are at just under two weeks into the new year and it is officially time to begin the 2018 Beer Festival Season!

When most people think of a beer festival, a warm summer day with lots of sunshine is what comes to mind immediately. You can’t really fault anyone for coming to this initial conclusion, as the majority of festivals occur during the warm months and take place outside.

That being said, what better thing to do when we are all stuck inside perpetually during the frigid winter than drink MANY TINY BEERS!?!?

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 14:11

Three Pint Stance - New Beers Resolutions 2018

A new year is upon us, and similar to other lazy, phone-it-in columnists around the globe, I have opted to write about some arbitrary New Year’s resolutions that neither you nor I will follow. And there goes my resolution to be less cynical.

Trying this again…. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

It’s a new year filled with endless possibilities, yet-to-be-discovered adventures and most importantly, NEW BEERS! Here is a list of beer-related resolutions for your 2018. Instead of setting unattainable goals and drowning in the inevitable impossibility of lofty personal ambitions, try these easy-to-follow New Beers Resolutions for a quick buzz and a shot of dry-hopped self-esteem!

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 13:55

Three Pint Stance - Beer for your New Year!

As we rapidly approach the New Year, we’ll soon be in need for celebratory beverages for when the ball drops and we sing “Auld Lang Syne” and wear silly hats and all that amateur hour bullcrap. The go-to for most people is champagne, of course, but is that what you REALLY want?

I say no!

Welcome back to the Three Pint Stance Guide to Holiday Beer Gifting! Last week, we went over what not to get your beer-loving friend/lover/co-worker/annoying person you have to get a gift for. This week, we get to focus on the things you SHOULD consider getting that person.

On to the list!

Welcome to the Three Pint Stance Guide to Holiday Beer Gifting! In this two-part series, I’ll be going over the dos and don’ts of holiday gift giving for the beer lover in your life. It can be difficult to navigate the waters of the craft beer hobby if you don’t know much about beer in the first place, but this guide should help you sail those waters successfully and arrive in the safe harbor of Perfect Gift…land.

Anyway, let’s begin with things you SHOULDN’T give the beer lover in your life. Some of these may seem like good ideas (and some of them I may have even mentioned in the past), but we learn as we get older, right?

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:56

Three Pint Stance – The importance of reruns

If you are a reader with a decent memory and a keen eye, you may have noticed that from time to time that the Three Pint Stance is much like today’s modern aluminum cans - easily and often recycled. So sue me, I am a busy person who stays busy by constantly making sure to tell people how busy he is. It can be exhausting, but somehow I manage.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 13:15

Three Pint Stance – A powerless brewery

*blows out candle*

There. We don’t need that anymore. After about five days in the dark, the trees are off the lines and the power is back on at Gneiss Brewing Company. The rogue storm that took out power to more than 300,000 households and businesses across Maine on October 30 affected quite a few breweries as well.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:27

Three Pint Stance - Beers to FALL in love with

Although it has been a month since the Autumnal Equinox, it feels as though we are just settling into fall here in Maine. With the cooler temps and the prettying of the trees, we also see a shift in selections when it comes to beer. Here are a few autumn offerings that I am digging this year.

Some may say this is the most wonderful time of the year … and they would be correct. The time has come once again to celebrate that most wonderful of fermented beverage, the elixir that makes us merry and gives men like myself the confidence to dance in public. Yes, we salute you, beer. I’ll spare the Homer Simpson quote and simply move on to my next point.

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