In episode 2 of Local Brew, Matt heads to Portland, Maine, where he catches a ride on one of Maine’s coolest tours, The Maine Brew Bus. He chats with co-owner Zach Poole about why he started the bus and where it takes riders. Then it’s off to visit Maine Beer Company, where he meets one of the owners, Dan Kleban, to talk about his very hoppy craft beer. Then Matt meets brewery Mark Fulton, who quickly puts him to work loading grain into the grist case, so they can brew a batch of Mean Old Tom. After that, Matt gets down and dirty, cleaning the mash tun from the inside out. Then Dan takes him to the conditioning room where he explains the process of conditioning beer in the bottle. Next they head to the tasting room to sample some of their deliciously hoppy American craft beer, including King Titus (their newest release), Mean Old Tom, and Lunch IPA. After the tasting is done, Matt heads to one of Portland’s best beer bars, Novare Res Bier Café, to talk beer with the locals. There he grabs a beer with the owner, Eric Michaud, and learns about his passion for craft beer. Yes it’s a about a local brewery, local people, and great craft beer in this episode of Local Brew!
We’d like to give a huge THANKS to all of our sponsors for for their generous support. Without them this show wouldn’t be possible. Please take a moment to check out their websites and frequent their establishments. Stay local, buy local and support local. Thank you The Great Lost Bear (greatlostbear.com), Cafe Nomad (cafenomad.com), Bier Cellar (biercellar.com) and Carter’s XC Ski Center (cartersxcski.com)!
Special thanks to Zach & Allison Poole of The Maine Brew Bus (themainebrewbus.com) for letting us check out their super great bus. To Dan & Dave Kleban, Mark Fulton, and the entire crew at Maine Beer Company (mainebeercompany.com) for their time, knowledge, and putting up with a film crew for an entire day. And to Shahin Alireza Khojastehzad, Eric Michaud and the entire staff at Novare Res Bier Café (novareresbiercafe.com) for allowing us to film at their location.
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