And then there was beer…. Part 1.

 

We love craft beer, and we love discovering quirky new breweries. It’s a rapidly growing industry in Maine and we tend to take full advantage.

 

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First stop on Sunday was Odd Alewives in Waldoboro.

An alewife is a fish.

 

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And thankfully, there weren’t any in the beer.

This was a brand new, small batch brewery run out of a renovated 1850’s barn on a young couple’s farm.

 

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It was literally on their front lawn.

 

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And absolutely not motorcycle friendly.  A steep gravel  (not good!)  driveway and a sloping parking lot is not what 2 wheels and 850lbs wants to find.

 

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But the brewery was wonderful, with a lovely laid back vibe.

 

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And the tasting room/bar was fun.

 

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Of course my purist husband looked like this….

 

 

When he saw they had painted the old barn board floors….

 

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But after a few samplings, he got over it.

 

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We did flights and tried all they had on tap before choosing.

 

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The Buzz and Blue were delightfully light and refreshing, while the Spell was deep and full bodied.

 

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There was live folk music, and it really felt like you were just hanging at a friend’s house knocking back a few. I wanted to take my beer and walk around the farm gardens…. but I was out voted and we moved on to brewery #2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All work and no play….

 

Yeah, to hell with that.

Sunday found us blowing off some steam on 2 wheels.

 

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We headed up the coast with some friends for a little scenery…

(And a lot of craft beer.)

First stop was East Boothbay and one of the best coastal roads around. There were a few too many tourists to make a great video… but you get the idea.

 

 

It really is a beautiful spot.

 

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(Did I mention there was beer?)

Our friends are new Maine residents, so they really enjoyed the tour.

 

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(And the beer)

Boothbay is oceanfront living at it’s best.

 

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And it was perfect weather for riding.

(Not to mention beer)

 

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Next up?

Beer.

 

Because garages need facelifts too.

 

Work continues on the garage, and the paper walls are still a nightmare.

 

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Seriously, wth?

 

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The fact that it all has to be replaced with plywood means more time and money and work…

 

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And my instruction  to the husband to stop napping on the job was not well received.

Go figure.

 

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We turned the corner and I had to say goodbye to my beautiful daisies.

 

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Yeah, that was depressing.

But not as bad as the husband refusing to heed my advice to clean out the wood shed before he removed the panels…

 

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And having cement blocks fall on his toes.

I tried not to snicker.

Really, I did.

 

 

So, the woodshed was left pretty much like this.

 

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And progress was made elsewhere.

 

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The siding doesn’t exactly match the house, but in this light, it’s pretty close.

 

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And we’re getting there.

One wall at a time.