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ong Trail and Otter Creek beers have POH5SBJMBOE0UUFS$SFFLCFFSTIBWF CFFOBWBJMBCMFJO.BJOFGPSBCPVU been available in Maine for about a decade, and I have been drinking BEFDBEF BOE*IBWFCFFOESJOLJOH both of them occasionally, enjoying them CPUIPGUIFNPDDBTJPOBMMZ FOKPZJOHUIFN quite a bit. RVJUFBCJU 8IJMF*BNB.BJOFSBOEESJOLNPTUMZ While I am a Mainer and drink mostly Maine beers, the whole of New England .BJOFCFFST UIFXIPMFPG/FX&OHMBOE is smaller than a lot JTTNBMMFSUIBOBMPU of states, so Vermont PGTUBUFT TP7FSNPOU beers could, without CFFSTDPVME XJUIPVU much of a stretch, be NVDIPGBTUSFUDI CF considered local. DPOTJEFSFEMPDBM Long Trail and -POH5SBJMBOE Otter Creek are 0UUFS$SFFLBSF now part of the OPXQBSUPGUIF same TBNFDPNQBOZoBT Tnm Atwoll company - as IUIII HIWCII ig Wolaver-S5 the JT8PMBWFST UIF What AleS YOU PSHBOJDCSFXJOH organic brewing component of Otter DPNQPOFOUPG0UUFS Creek. $SFFL I met recently with Steve Kierstead, *NFUSFDFOUMZXJUI4UFWF,JFSTUFBE the company's regional sales manager UIFDPNQBOZTSFHJPOBMTBMFTNBOBHFS for Maine, New Hampshire and Boston, GPS.BJOF /FX)BNQTIJSFBOE#PTUPO who said the merger occurred about XIPTBJEUIFNFSHFSPDDVSSFEBCPVU three years ago. And he said that busiUISFFZFBSTBHP"OEIFTBJEUIBUCVTJ ness is going well. OFTTJTHPJOHXFMM The Long Trail I have drunk mostly 5IF-POH5SBJM*IBWFESVOLNPTUMZ over the years is Double Bag, a 7.2PWFSUIFZFBSTJT%PVCMF#BH B percent alcohol, American replication QFSDFOUBMDPIPM "NFSJDBOSFQMJDBUJPO of a German double altbier that's a bit PGB(FSNBOEPVCMFBMUCJFSUIBUTBCJU similar to a British strong ale. TJNJMBSUPB#SJUJTITUSPOHBMF This beer does not have a lot of hops to 5IJTCFFSEPFTOPUIBWFBMPUPGIPQTUP it, letting the malts - and just a little bit JU MFUUJOHUIFNBMUToBOEKVTUBMJUUMFCJU of wheat - dominate the flavor. PGXIFBUoEPNJOBUFUIFnBWPS One bit of warning with this beer: It 0OFCJUPGXBSOJOHXJUIUIJTCFFS*U tastes like it is under 5 percent alcohol, UBTUFTMJLFJUJTVOEFSQFSDFOUBMDPIPM so it can sneak up on you fairly quickly. TPJUDBOTOFBLVQPOZPVGBJSMZRVJDLMZ Long Trail Ale, the company's signa-POH5SBJM"MF UIFDPNQBOZTTJHOB ture brand, is Double Bag's little brother, UVSFCSBOE JT%PVCMF#BHTMJUUMFCSPUIFS a regular altbier at 4.3 percent alcohol. BSFHVMBSBMUCJFSBUQFSDFOUBMDPIPM This is a fairly complex beer, full-bodied 5IJTJTBGBJSMZDPNQMFYCFFS GVMMCPEJFE but not overly hoppy, fairly crisp and CVUOPUPWFSMZIPQQZ GBJSMZDSJTQBOE easy drinking. FBTZESJOLJOH The Harvest Ale, Long Trail's autumn 5IF)BSWFTU"MF -POH5SBJMTBVUVNO seasonal, is a brown ale made with VerTFBTPOBM JTBCSPXOBMFNBEFXJUI7FS mont ingredients, and it is a rich brown NPOUJOHSFEJFOUT BOEJUJTBSJDICSPXO
Continued from Page E26 :fek`el\ifd>OUS3 $ AUDITIONS N !5$)4)/.3 "The Nutcracker," parts for boys and girls ages h4HE .UTCRACKER v PARTS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 10 and older, four men and four women, Sanford AND OLDER FOUR MEN AND FOUR WOMEN 3ANFORD Maine Stage, Springvale. sanfordmainestage.com. -AINE 3TAGE 3PRINGVALE SANFORDMAINESTAGECOM 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. TO PM 3UNDAY
ART MUSEUMS N !24 -53%5-3 OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS /0%.).'32%#%04)/.3 "Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine," h7EATHERBEATEN 7INSLOW (OMER AND -AINE v works by Homer created at his Prouts Neck WORKS BY (OMER CREATED AT HIS 0ROUTS .ECK studio in conjunction with re-opening of restored STUDIO IN CONJUNCTION WITH RE OPENING OF RESTORED studio for public tours, Portland Museum of Art. STUDIO FOR PUBLIC TOURS 0ORTLAND -USEUM OF !RT portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through PORTLANDMUSEUMORG /PENS 3ATURDAY 4HROUGH Dec. 30. $EC CONTINUING #/.4).5).' Portland Museum of Art: "Maine Sublime: 0ORTLAND -USEUM OF !RT h-AINE 3UBLIME Frederic Edwin Church's Landscapes of Mount &REDERIC %DWIN #HURCHS ,ANDSCAPES OF -OUNT Desert and Mount Katahdin," focuses on 23 of $ESERT AND -OUNT +ATAHDIN v FOCUSES ON OF Church's small oil sketches, through Sept. 30; #HURCHS SMALL OIL SKETCHES THROUGH 3EPT "Art in Process," high school art exhibition, h!RT IN 0ROCESS v HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION through Dec. 30; "The Portland Society of Art THROUGH $EC h4HE 0ORTLAND 3OCIETY OF !RT and Winslow Homer in Maine," 50 watercolors AND 7INSLOW (OMER IN -AINE v WATERCOLORS
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The Vermont brewer Long Trail makes solid brews, including Double Bag, Long Trail Ale and Harvest Ale. BVSDS`\bP`SeS`:]\UB`OWZ[OYSaa]ZWRP`SeaW\QZcRW\U2]cPZS0OU:]\UB`OWZ/ZSO\R6O`dSab/ZS ale with only 3.6 percent alcohol. It's BMFXJUIPOMZQFSDFOUBMDPIPM*UT flavorful and pleasant. nBWPSGVMBOEQMFBTBOU Long Trail offers a Double IPA, which -POH5SBJMPGGFSTB%PVCMF*1" XIJDI comes in 22-ounce bottles, a sign that it DPNFTJOPVODFCPUUMFT BTJHOUIBUJU is a big and serious beer. This is more JTBCJHBOETFSJPVTCFFS5IJTJTNPSF of a West Coast IPA - full-flavored, 8.6 PGB8FTU$PBTU*1"oGVMMnBWPSFE percent alcohol, highly hopped and with QFSDFOUBMDPIPM IJHIMZIPQQFEBOEXJUI an intense body. I split this bottle with BOJOUFOTFCPEZ*TQMJUUIJTCPUUMFXJUI four experienced beer drinkers, and we GPVSFYQFSJFODFECFFSESJOLFST BOEXF all would be willing to have a bit more of BMMXPVMECFXJMMJOHUPIBWFBCJUNPSFPG this one. UIJTPOF Long Trail Traditional IPA is another -POH5SBJM5SBEJUJPOBM*1"JTBOPUIFS absolutely wonderful beer. This is the BCTPMVUFMZXPOEFSGVMCFFS5IJTJTUIF beer that people who are a bit older reCFFSUIBUQFPQMFXIPBSFBCJUPMEFSSF member as IPAs. The hops is definitely NFNCFSBT*1"T5IFIPQTJTEFmOJUFMZ noticeable, but it is not dominant. It is OPUJDFBCMF CVUJUJTOPUEPNJOBOU*UJT only 5.4 percent alcohol, a bit high to be POMZQFSDFOUBMDPIPM BCJUIJHIUPCF a session beer but in the same league as BTFTTJPOCFFSCVUJOUIFTBNFMFBHVFBT your traditional American lagers. ZPVSUSBEJUJPOBM"NFSJDBOMBHFST So it is a traditional IPA in that way, but 4PJUJTBUSBEJUJPOBM*1"JOUIBUXBZ CVU it is also unfiltered, naturally carbonated JUJTBMTPVOmMUFSFE OBUVSBMMZDBSCPOBUFE and dry hopped. It is close with Double BOEESZIPQQFE*UJTDMPTFXJUI%PVCMF Bag, but it is the favorite of the beers I #BH CVUJUJTUIFGBWPSJUFPGUIFCFFST* tasted from Long Trail after speaking UBTUFEGSPN-POH5SBJMBGUFSTQFBLJOH
with Kierstead. XJUI,JFSTUFBE Kierstead said Long Trail, and to a ,JFSTUFBETBJE-POH5SBJM BOEUPB lesser extent Otter Creek, is making MFTTFSFYUFOU0UUFS$SFFL JTNBLJOH pretty good inroads into Maine - espeQSFUUZHPPEJOSPBETJOUP.BJOFoFTQF cially in bars. DJBMMZJOCBST "In the Portland area, 54 percent of our i*OUIF1PSUMBOEBSFB QFSDFOUPGPVS business is on draught," he said. He said CVTJOFTTJTPOESBVHIU wIFTBJE)FTBJE the norm for most beers is 80 percent in UIFOPSNGPSNPTUCFFSTJTQFSDFOUJO bottles and 20 percent on draft, and that CPUUMFTBOEQFSDFOUPOESBGU BOEUIBU Long Trail is more popular on (draught -POH5SBJMJTNPSFQPQVMBSPOESBVHIU throughout the state than it is in bottles UISPVHIPVUUIFTUBUFUIBOJUJTJOCPUUMFT - but the numbers are not as significant oCVUUIFOVNCFSTBSFOPUBTTJHOJmDBOU as they are in the Portland area. BTUIFZBSFJOUIF1PSUMBOEBSFB He also said that Wolaver's is a beer )FBMTPTBJEUIBU8PMBWFSTJTBCFFS that is gaining market share, although it UIBUJTHBJOJOHNBSLFUTIBSF BMUIPVHIJU still sells less than both Long Trail and TUJMMTFMMTMFTTUIBOCPUI-POH5SBJMBOE Otter Creek. 0UUFS$SFFL "The brand is 100 percent USDA-certii5IFCSBOEJTQFSDFOU64%"DFSUJ fied organic, and people are willing to mFEPSHBOJD BOEQFPQMFBSFXJMMJOHUP pay a premium for that," he said. He said QBZBQSFNJVNGPSUIBU wIFTBJE)FTBJE Wolaver's has an Oatmeal Stout that is 8PMBWFSTIBTBO0BUNFBM4UPVUUIBUJT excellent, a good IPA and a pumpkin ale. FYDFMMFOU BHPPE*1"BOEBQVNQLJOBMF I will definitely be looking for the Oatmeal *XJMMEFmOJUFMZCFMPPLJOHGPSUIF0BUNFBM Stout. 4UPVU
and drawings examine the relationship between AND DRAWINGS EXAMINE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN Homer, architect John Calvin Stevens and (OMER ARCHITECT *OHN #ALVIN 3TEVENS AND the Portland Society of Art, through Feb. 3. THE 0ORTLAND 3OCIETY OF !RT THROUGH &EB portlandmuseum.org PORTLANDMUSEUMORG Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow -AINE (ISTORICAL 3OCIETY -USEUM,ONGFELLOW House, Portland: "Wired!" explores the (OUSE 0ORTLAND h7IREDv EXPLORES THE electrification of Maine during the 20th century, ELECTRIlCATION OF -AINE DURING THE TH CENTURY through May 26. mainehistory.org THROUGH -AY MAINEHISTORYORG Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: Rush -AINE *EWISH -USEUM 0ORTLAND 2USH Brown, "Portland: Capturing a Changing "ROWN h0ORTLAND #APTURING A #HANGING Neighborhood," paintings, through Sept. 30. .EIGHBORHOOD v PAINTINGS THROUGH 3EPT mainejewishmuseum.org MAINEJEWISHMUSEUMORG Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM -AINE -USEUM OF 0HOTOGRAPHIC !RTS 53- Glickman Library, Portland: Luc Demers, "Trace," 'LICKMAN ,IBRARY 0ORTLAND ,UC $EMERS h4RACE v through Dec. 21. usm.maine.edu/library THROUGH $EC USMMAINEEDULIBRARY Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "OWDOIN #OLLEGE -USEUM OF !RT "RUNSWICK William Wegman, "Hello Nature," 30-year 7ILLIAM 7EGMAN h(ELLO .ATURE v YEAR retrospective of artist's work, through Oct. 21; RETROSPECTIVE OF ARTISTS WORK THROUGH /CT "Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic h-AKING A 0RESENCE & (OLLAND $AY IN !RTISTIC Photography," photographs by and of F. Holland 0HOTOGRAPHY v PHOTOGRAPHS BY AND OF & (OLLAND Day (1864-1933), through Dec. 23. bowdoin.edu/ $AY THROUGH $EC BOWDOINEDU art-museum ART MUSEUM Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick: 0EJEPSCOT (ISTORICAL 3OCIETY -USEUM "RUNSWICK "Promenade: A Walk in Style Through Pejepscot's h0ROMENADE ! 7ALK IN 3TYLE 4HROUGH 0EJEPSCOTS Past," through Oct. 31. pejepscothistorical.org 0AST v THROUGH /CT PEJEPSCOTHISTORICALORG Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: "Subdue, Seize -AINE -ARITIME -USEUM "ATH h3UBDUE 3EIZE and Take: Maritime Maine in the Unwelcome AND 4AKE -ARITIME -AINE IN THE 5NWELCOME Interruption of the War of 1812," examines the )NTERRUPTION OF THE 7AR OF v EXAMINES THE maritime world of pre-statehood Maine, through MARITIME WORLD OF PRE STATEHOOD -AINE THROUGH
Oct. 12; "Sea Lives," ocean-inspired sculpture /CT h3EA ,IVES v OCEAN INSPIRED SCULPTURE by Sonja Weber Gilkey, through Oct. 21. BY 3ONJA 7EBER 'ILKEY THROUGH /CT mainemaritimemuseum.org MAINEMARITIMEMUSEUMORG Dyer Library/Saco Museum: "The Moving $YER ,IBRARY3ACO -USEUM h4HE -OVING Panorama of Pilgrim's Progress," Civil War-era 0ANORAMA OF 0ILGRIMS 0ROGRESS v #IVIL 7AR ERA panorama seen in its entirety for the first time in PANORAMA SEEN IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR THE lRST TIME IN more than a century (also at Pepperell Mills in MORE THAN A CENTURY ALSO AT 0EPPERELL -ILLS IN Bidderford), and "Then, Now and Always a Part of "IDDERFORD AND h4HEN .OW AND !LWAYS A 0ART OF
SEBAGO BREWING Co.'s Local Har4&#"(0#3&8*/($PT-PDBM)BS vest Ale has been available in four-packs WFTU"MFIBTCFFOBWBJMBCMFJOGPVSQBDLT for about 10 days now, and you will have GPSBCPVUEBZTOPX BOEZPVXJMMIBWF until November to get your fill of this VOUJM/PWFNCFSUPHFUZPVSGJMMPGUIJT excellent pale ale. FYDFMMFOUQBMFBMF It is strongly hopped, 6 percent alco*UJTTUSPOHMZIPQQFE QFSDFOUBMDP hol, mahogany in color, and the ideal IPM NBIPHBOZJODPMPS BOEUIFJEFBM beer for foodies who like to buy local. CFFSGPSGPPEJFTXIPMJLFUPCVZMPDBM SHIPYARD BREWING Co. is follow 4)*1:"3%#3&8*/($PJTGPMMPX ing its release of its Export Ale in cans JOHJUTSFMFBTFPGJUT&YQPSU"MFJODBOT earlier this summer with the release of FBSMJFSUIJTTVNNFSXJUIUIFSFMFBTFPG its popular Pumpkinhead Ale in cans JUTQPQVMBS1VNQLJOIFBE"MFJODBOT this fall. UIJTGBMM When I tasted the canned Export on 8IFO*UBTUFEUIFDBOOFE&YQPSUPO a fishing trip in June, I found I liked it BGJTIJOHUSJQJO+VOF *GPVOE*MJLFEJU better than the bottled variety. I will not CFUUFSUIBOUIFCPUUMFEWBSJFUZ*XJMMOPU be doing a side-by-side tasting of the CFEPJOHBTJEFCZTJEFUBTUJOHPGUIF Pumpkinhead. 1VNQLJOIFBE Tom Atwell is a freelance writer living in Cape B][/beSZZWaOT`SSZO\QSe`WbS`ZWdW\UW\1O^S Elizabeth. He can be contacted at 767-2297 or at: 3ZWhOPSbV6SQO\PSQ]\bOQbSROb%$% '%]`Ob( email@example.com b][ObeSZZ.[SQ][
Saco: 250 Years of the First Parish Church," photos 3ACO 9EARS OF THE &IRST 0ARISH #HURCH v PHOTOS and artifacts, through Nov. 10. AND ARTIFACTS THROUGH .OV dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org DYERLIBRARYSACOMUSEUMORG Ogunquit Museum of American Art: Peggy /GUNQUIT -USEUM OF !MERICAN !RT 0EGGY Bacon: "Portrait of an Art Colony," portraits; "ACON h0ORTRAIT OF AN !RT #OLONY v PORTRAITS "Building an American Modernist Collection," h"UILDING AN !MERICAN -ODERNIST #OLLECTION v
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