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Three Beers to Pair with a Lobster Roll Table Mates by

We asked Row 34 beer director Suzanne Hays to select three beers to accompany this simple—yet scrumptious—New England classic.

Craig Dilger, Co-Founder and Brewmaster, Foulmouthed Brewing Going Pro by

The Dilgers placed the creativity, variety, and limitless experimentation that they loved about homebrewing at the core of their business plan for Foulmouthed, their brewery in South Portland, Maine.

33 Elmwood: Bowling and Bocce in Westbrook, Maine Barkeep by

In Westbrook, Maine, 33 Elmwood has elevated the food-and-entertainment game by pairing bowling with a beer list and dinner menu that stands up to the city’s fine dining restaurants.

At Vermont’s Hermit Thrush, Brewmaster Christophe Gagné Showcases Local Microflora Going Pro by

Hermit Thrush Brewery in Brattleboro, Vt., Christophe Gagné showcases local microorganisms by nurturing house cultures of wild yeast and bacteria and embracing spontaneous fermentation.

Where to Drink in Portland, Maine Destinations by

Maine’s reputation as Vacationland, and millions of yearly tourists, have allowed a food and beverage scene to flourish here in a way normally reserved for huge metropolises.

D.L. Geary Brewing Company: A New England Pioneer Looks to the Future From the Source by

Brewed on a Peter Austin brick kettle open fermentation system with the Ringwood yeast strain, Geary’s Pale Ale set the standard for malty, English-style ales.

Bissell Brothers Brewing Company: Pushing Limits in Portland From the Source by

The Bissell brothers, Peter and Noah from Milo, Maine, are brash young entrepreneurs in charge of one of New England’s hottest breweries.

Paul and Abraham Lorrain of Funky Bow Beer Company Going Pro by

When the father-son duo opened up the Funky Bow Beer Company on a southern Maine farm, they turned it into a massive indoor-outdoor living room, replete with pets, bonfires and bluegrass music.

Sap on Tap: Brewing with Liquid Gold The Blending House by

In regions known for maple syrup production, brewers embrace the many flavors that come from brewing with liquid gold.

Spencer Brewery Releases First Trappist IPA News by

Looking to tap into the huge demand for India Pale Ales, the monks of Saint Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Mass., say they have brewed the first Trappist IPA in the long history of monastic brewing.

Dave Witham of Proclamation Ale Company Going Pro by

Proclamation Ale Company’s origin story is simple: Dave Witham thought his beers were tasty, and his friends thought they were tasty, so he founded a brewery.

The Outer Space in Hamden, Connecticut Barkeep by

Made up of a cozy wooden bar area with some adjacent tables, a small back patio, a swanky retro lounge, and a ballroom area for the music, The Outer Space hosts acts most days of the week.

Ben Low of Baxter Brewing Company Going Pro by

Ben Low chose a career in brewing as an alternative to a life as an academic specializing in classics. That one decision point resonates through Low’s approach to brewing at Baxter Brewing Company, the Lewiston, Maine-based beermaker where he serves as director of brewing operations.

Cask & Vine in Derry, New Hampshire Barkeep by

Cask & Vine is a popular spot for locals in Derry, N.H. They come for the ambiance (soft lighting, no televisions, an oldies and jazz soundtrack) and the refreshing take on seasonal small plates. Oh, and there’s also 12 constantly rotating draft lines with plenty of local and regional beers.

Chris Tkach, Founder and Head Brewer, Idle Hands Craft Ales Last Call by

The warehouse where Idle Hands Craft Ales, Chris and Grace Tkach’s Belgian-focused brewery, has been housed since its opening in 2011 will be razed to make way for Wynn Casinos Everett. They plan to reopen bigger and better.

There and Back Again: Ryan Witter-Merithew’s Journey to the Frontiers of Brewing Feature by

Ryan Witter-Merithew is a man of many faces. There’s the inventive, open-minded brewer whose talent earned him a job at Hill Farmstead; the loyal friend for whom others come first; and then there’s the eternally mischievous malcontent who likes nothing better than to wind people up on Twitter.

Julian’s in Providence, Rhode Island Barkeep by

A Providence, R.I., native, Julian Forgue started down a new career path when his father was diagnosed with cancer so he could stay close to home during his treatment. It was around this time that he opened Julian’s, a humble 20-tap eatery tucked away in the city’s Federal Hill neighborhood.

Where to Drink in Boston, Massachusetts Destinations by

Boston has long been an old city with a newness problem. This adherence to tradition also applies to beer. But veer off the path—into Somerville, Charlestown, or Everett—and you’ll find a vibrant subculture of drinkers, brewers, and restaurateurs doing their own thing.

The Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington, Vermont Barkeep by

The owners of this sometimes-noisy, always-busy beer bar and restaurant pride themselves on serving great food, but also their community. Expect a draft list that includes locals like Hill Farmstead’s Edward and Lost Nation’s Gose, plus regional standouts like Allagash White and Unibroue Terrible.

Smuttynose Brewing Company: Scaling Up in New Hampshire From the Source by

The 20-year-old, Hew Hampshire operation Smuttynose Brewing Company moved in 2014 from a cramped and thoroughly analog brewery to a new facility featuring state-of-the art equipment.

Tim Adams of Oxbow Brewing Company Going Pro by

The Oxbow brewery sits on 18 acres in mid-coast Maine and the brewhouse is housed in an old barn. Tim Adams, Oxbow’s co-founder and head brewer, brews for a living because he believes beer is an amazing culinary creative outlet.

The Great Northeast Brewery Tour Shelf Talker by

In this book, Ben Keene’s brewery profiles are accompanied by gorgeous photos from Bethany Bandera, and they beckon the reader to take a craft beer tour of the Northeast, with recommendations for nearby museums, historic sites, and sports & recreation options.

David Sakolsky of Blue Lobster Brewing Company Going Pro by

As head brewer at Hampton, New Hampshire’s Blue Lobster Brewing Co., David Sakolsky brews innovative beers that nevertheless remain rooted in classic styles.

Tod Mott, Co-founder and Brewer, Tributary Brewing Co. Last Call by

Tod Mott started as an all-grain homebrewer in the late ’80s; after an internship at Catamount, he landed a gig with Harpoon and then joined Portsmouth Brewery. Now Mott and his wife are opening Tributary Brewing Co., in Maine.