‘Maine Beer’ author speaks of same

Mar 07, 2014
Josh Christie

Washington — Maine author, beer expert and blogger Josh Christie is coming home Tuesday, March 18, to present highlights from his book “Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland” at 7 p.m. in the Bryant Room of Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road.

Christie maintains a popular blog called brewsandbooks.com, a site dedicated to the discussion of brewing, books, beer and bookselling. And he recently published a book on Maine’s complicated history with alcohol, which he will share as guest speaker at Washington Historical Society’s monthly meeting. The book is a culmination of Christie’s longtime interest in craft beers from Maine’s many micro-breweries.

Christie takes readers through the 1800s and 1900s, when Maine was greatly influenced by the Temperance Movement. Indeed, Maine was the first “dry” state and remained so until repeal of Prohibition in 1934. Not surprisingly, during that time the state experienced a burgeoning of creative beer brewing that has grown steadily.

The public is welcome to this free presentation.  For more information, contact Charlotte Henderson at 845-2661.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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