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"There really isn’t a place quite like what we’re doing": An Interview with Fermentation Visionary Eli Cayer

Urban Farm Fermentory in Portland, Maine might be onto something. Combining beer, cider, mead and kombucha under one roof could very well be the next big movement in the adult beverage world. In a locally focused craft beer world, Eli Cayer, Founder of UFF takes it a step further by not only sourcing ingredients locally, but actually foraging (that’s right, foraging) for local herbs, plants and berries in and around Portland.

We had an excellent discussion with Eli about his thoughts on the potential popularity of these fusion-type breweries, the path he took that eventually led to UFF, and various avenues for the future, including more UFFs in metro areas across the country! Let’s dive in.

Anatomy of a Beer Trend: The New England IPA

Anatomy of a Beer Trend: The New England IPA

It’s tropical, hazy, citrusy and above all, juicy. Over the past few years, the “New England” style IPA has exploded in popularity. We looked at data and interviewed brewers from all over the country to see whether the New England IPA is in fact growing in popularity, and whether everyone is going to hop on the bandwagon.