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I sell insurance for a living and drink beer for fun. Last year I decided to mix the two and started special insurance programs for Craft Brewers, Brew Pubs, Beer Bars and Package Stores in New England and beyond. If I can help you send me a message on Facebook or Twitter.

1. Belfast Bay Lobster Ale

My first beer happens to be a Maine original more because I had one in the fridge than anything else. I purchased this at Harvest Hills Farm which has a surprisingly good selection of local beer and very good pizza. Nothing special about this beer but if you enjoy red ales you should give this one a try.
Pros: Good taste, nice dark red color and great aroma.
Cons: a little more carbonation than I like in my beer
Alcohol Content: 5.0 % ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ???
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Belfast Bay Brewing
Brewers Description: Lobster Ale is a dark copper “Red” ale with medium hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. It offers the drinker subtle levels of fruity-ester flavor and low caramel character. Slight yeast haze and chill haze give this ale a clear foamy rich head. Belfast Bay Brewing Co. is near the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia where just about every brewery makes a red ale, unlike the United States where red ales are not well known. When my wife suggested that a brewery from Maine should make a beer called Lobster Ale, a red ale seemed to be the perfect brew. Unlike our highly hopped neighbors beers, we decided to brew Lobster Ale to be very “user friendly.” We cut down on the hops and added slight amounts of black and dark crystal to the brew. The result is a medium hopped, medium flavored, very drinkable red ale.

My beer blog

Well this is something that I have been thinking about doing for some time and after seeing this blog yesterday I decided to give it a shot. I love beer, trying new varieties and styles and sharing my opinion. This blog will allow me to document my opinion of each and force me to try many different varieties of my favorite beverage.

You will not see any reviews of the mega breweries as I am a quality over quantity type of beer drinker. Since I have a beer almost everyday this blog will be updated on a regular basis. Each post will have as much detail as possible taken from the bottle and/or brewers website.

If you stumble across this blog I hope you take the time to leave a comment.