Goodfire Prime

There were a number of different breweries that I was excited to check out in Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood (and a few that I didn’t get a chance to visit on this trip), but the biggest draw was probably Goodfire Brewing Company. I had heard so many rave reviews about Goodfire’s beers, especially their NEIPAs, […]

Foundation Mindstorm

New England breweries that established themselves before the haze-craze took full effect have interesting decisions to make; do they stick to the hoppy beers that established their brand or do they make the juice-bombs that many drinkers are craving? The decision is probably a little easier for breweries that brew English style or even West […]

Stony Creek Koi Bird

As the New England-style IPA gains more popularity and market share a certain segment of craft beer geeks spend more and more time and energy trying to tear down the substyle. One common criticism is that the beers are all essentially the same, similar malt bills, yeast strains, and a subset of popular hop varieties. […]