Category Archives : Maine


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Liquid Riot Bottling Company, the brewery/distillery/restaurant on the Old Port waterfront in Portland, is getting older. And so are their spirits. They’ve recently released four varieties of barrel-aged spirits, complementing their distillery’s portfolio. Three whiskies and a rum join their vodka, white rum, and white whiskey, so the Lady Friend […]

Liquid Riot is Aging


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You hear a lot about Belgian- or German-style beers, but Mexican? Banded Horn Brewing Company’s Wicked Bueno “Mexican-style lager” is gunning for Corona with this one, though the other rivals of Tecate, Pacifico, Sol, Dos Equis and Modelo are also in the crosshairs. Wow. That’s a lot of NAFTA beer. […]

Wicked Bueno: Corona, Maine-style


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Unrest in Portland, ME, turns to protests. A mob forms in front of city hall. The mayor calls for the police, and they fire into the crowd. One man is dead, and seven others are wounded. Neither the mayor, nor the police are ever convicted. This happened because of rum. […]

Rum Riot!



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The bottle reads “Veridian is a combination of VERDANT (lush growth), VIRIDIA (green) and VERITAS (truth).” In other words, Banded Horn Brewing Company’s Veridian IPA is truth juice. It’s right there in the name. …and lush green. That’s in there too. Banded Horn started in 2013 in Biddeford, ME. Their […]

In Veridian Veritas


Warning: rant ahead. After moving to Portland about a year ago from Braintree, MA, I breathed a sigh of freedom after living under some of Masachusetts’s draconian liquor laws. There are drink specials here! Happy hour! Granted, the selection at my local “packies” isn’t quite what I could get in […]

Wake Up, Maine


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Ohai. You may have notice that there hasn’t been much going on here lately. That’s because I’ve been slightly busy lately. SquirrelFarts has moved! Well, same website, but different location in the real world. The Squirrel Farts Drink Blog will now be headquartered in Portland, ME. You may remember the […]

WTF Happened to SquirrelFarts?



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This is Part Seven of an ongoing series chronicling the Maine Beercation of late July, 2011. To start at Part One, click here. Ow. Following a day of tours and tastings including Gritty McDuff’s, Allagash, The Maine Beer Company, the Great Lost Bear, Sebago Brewpub, and Novare Res, I awoke […]

Upta Potlind, Paht 7: Bray’s Brew Pub


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This is Part Six of an ongoing series chronicling the Maine Beercation of late July, 2011. To start at Part One, click here. The Old Port section of Portland is great and all, but I grew up in a coastal New England town. I get it. I’ve seen it. It’s […]

Upta Potlind, Paht 6: Novare Res Bier Cafe


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This is Part Five of an ongoing series chronicling the Maine Beercation of late July, 2011. To start at Part One, click here. I say See-bay-go, you say See-bah-go I had stopped by Sebago Brewpub a couple years ago while interviewing for a job in Portland. It was on the […]

Upta Potlind, Paht 5: Sebago Brewpub



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This is Part Four of an ongoing series chronicling the Maine Beercation of late July, 2011. To start at Part One, click here. This is where I’m supposed to tell you how awesome the tour of Rising Tide Brewing Company was. The Lady Friend had been in contact with the […]

Upta Potlind, Paht 4: Rising Tide Fail and Great Lost Bear


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This is Part Three of an ongoing series chronicling the Maine Beercation of late July, 2011. To start at Part One, click here. Zounds! What epic fa├žade be this? Why, verily, ’tis The Maine Beer Company! Oh yeah. It’s all Taj Mahals and Versailleseses over here. Brewers truly lead lives […]

Upta Potlind, Paht 3: Maine Beer Company


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This is Part Two of an ongoing series chronicling the Maine Beercation of late July, 2011. To start at Part One, click here. Aaaaaaaaallagash-y where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain And the wavin’ wheat can sure smell sweet When the beer isn’t made from barley graaaaaain Yikes. Enough […]

Upta Potlind, Paht 2: Allagash