Craft beer goes back to its Maine roots

Craft beer goes back to its Maine roots

Sixteen Counties, the new beer from Allagash Brewing Co., sources all of its grains and malts from Maine. By Meredith Goad, Portland Press Herald In the world of wine, it’s fashionable to talk about terroir – that sense of place that local climate, soils and terrain...
To build Maine grain economy, advocates focus on infrastructure

To build Maine grain economy, advocates focus on infrastructure

By Anthony Brino, Bangor Daily News When Eric Theriault’s father, Robert, started potato farming in Drummond, New Brunswick, in the 1970s, it didn’t go well. He “lost quite a lot of barrels of potatoes” and almost faced bankruptcy, Eric Theriault told farmers at the...
Rare heritage hard wheat sprouts in Maine

Rare heritage hard wheat sprouts in Maine

By Kathleen Pierce, Bangor Daily News Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group of grain zealots, wheat from imported Estonian seeds is now sprouting in test plots across the state, part of a two-year trial to find what varieties of grains can grow well in Maine. The...