Articles by: Will Ryan

An ode to Maine’s top ten IPAs

Well, this year is pretty much over. I hope people tolerated my columns of waxing ever so poetically about fermented sugar water. My rantings and ravings were loved by some, hated by other, and barely read by many. I felt it was necessary to give the faithful guys and gals who appreciate or mock me with a list. This is […]

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A fruity IPA beer all lovers can enjoy

We all have our guilty pleasures. For me it’s the movie Clueless and the song “Ocean Avenue” by Yellowcard, but these two things and their cultural significance are for another time. There are some beer geeks that have guilty pleasures when it comes to the kind of beer they drink. This normally comes in the form of loving beers that […]

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Drinking Blue Moon isn’t cool

Now, I need to get something off my chest: I see a ton of guys and gals drinking “craft” beer nowadays, which is great. It’s cool to see so many people not buying “Natty” Light and instead opting for something with a little more pizazz. I’m 100% sure that if we told some college dude in the 80’s that people […]

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Brew Review: An argument for the darker beers you need in your life

As the days grow shorter and the nights get longer most beer people (like myself) start reaching for something darker and heavier to
end and/or start a day.
 Now I know some
people don’t like dark beers—and for good
 reason. Most dark
 beers end up being far 
too gimmicky: “This was
 aged in bourbon barrels for
 14 years and it’s called Daddy […]

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