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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.

The 21 Best Beer Gifts for Father's Day

The 21 Best Beer Gifts for Father's Day

Beer isn't just a beverage. When you're into it, it's really a way of life. That's why we've compiled a list of products and gifts that exist to enhance this perfect way of life. No, you definitely don't need some of the things here, but damn does it sure make beer more fun. From t-shirts to beer soap, theres a gift here for everyone who shares the same love of beer that you do. Check them out below.

February 23, 2017 by Bobby Gaglini
The 5 Most Underappreciated Craft Beer Styles (And the Breweries that Make Them)

The 5 Most Underappreciated Craft Beer Styles (And the Breweries that Make Them)

With today’s craze of New England IPA’s, Gose’s and Imperial Stouts, we started thinking about the dozens and dozens of other beer styles out there that don't get the love they deserve. And while there is no right or wrong list, in our opinion here are the top 5 underappreciated beer styles brewed in the United States today.
9 Reasons Urban Dwellers Should Consider Small-Batch Brewing

9 Reasons Urban Dwellers Should Consider Small-Batch Brewing

I started, as most folks do, with a run-of-the-mill 5-gallon beer making kit purchased online. Over time, though, I began to realize how unwieldy and awkward the brewing process seemed at that 5 gallon scale. I began to wonder what would happen if I scaled down the process and tackled brewing at the 1-gallon scale. Would it be faster? Cheaper, possibly? Certainly it would be smaller and more manageable. As a new urban dweller, this was an idea I could get behind.
May 15, 2015 by Michael Langone