Category Archives: Portland-Maine

Unity Vibration Bourbon Peach Kombucha Beer

Lazy Sunday!
Lazy Sunday!

This weekend has been epically lazy. On Saturday, Melissa was gone all afternoon and evening, leaving me to do whatever I pleased. What did I please? I went out, bought a video game (Gran Turismo 5), and proceeded to play for about 9 hours. I also got up early this morning to make sure I got in another 4 solid hours. And besides getting out to run for the first time since October, I did virtually nothing productive…and loved every minute of it.

Unity Vibration Kombucha Beer

Now we’re killing time before the Super Bowl by watching the Kitten Bowl and the Puppy Bowl. I must say, the rules in these games are loose, at best.

While we watch the pups romp, I’m cracking open a bottle of Unity Vibration Bourbon Peach Kombucha Beer. I picked this up at Julio’s the other day because it looked so unique: Kombucha? Bourbon? Wild yeast?

Out of the gate, I already know I’m in trouble; taking a whiff I smell straight vinegar. After a couple of sips, I can’t go on. I’ve never had Kombucha, and I’m probably not going to start. My wife, on the other hand, took the glass out of my hands and is drinking the whole thing!!!! This is literally a first!

She says: “it tastes like kombucha with light beer aftertaste. I get the peach flavor, but none of the bourbon.” Surprised at the 7% ABV, she also said “I can’t taste the alcohol at all!”

Long story short, even if you don’t like beer, if you like Kombucha you might like this brew. Also note that the beer is labeled as gluten Free and vegan, giving those with a wheat allergy an interesting option.

-Lost

Unity Vibration Kombucha Beer

Portland, Maine – July 2012

This past weekend we spend two days in one of our favorite New England towns – Portland, Maine. We visited many of our favorite spots. If you want a REALLY good rundown of what Portland has to offer, make sure you check out my recap of our 2010 trip. Below is a short picture-based recap of this past weekend.

But FIRST, some shout-outs are in order:

  • Heather (@honest_pint) – It was great hanging out with you at Novare Res. Melissa and I enjoyed your company and we hope our paths cross again!
  • Steve – It was great chatting with you at Novare Res as well! Thanks again for the tattoo tips. Let’s stay in touch.
  • Carla (@beerbabe) – As always, it was a blast hanging out with you. Thanks for joining us at Great Lost Bear.
  • Greg over at the Bier Cellar. If you’re from the Portland or surrounding towns and you’re buying your craft beer somewhere other than the Bier Cellar, you’re missing out. Check out photos of the shop at the very end of this post.
  • My super hotty of a wife. We went to Portland to celebrate her birthday (HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY BABE!). There isn’t a person on the planet I’d rather travel the world with.

-Lost

Silly's for lunch
Silly's for lunch
Silly's for lunch
Silly's for lunch
Geary's Hampshire Ale
Geary's Hampshire Ale in a bad-ass mug!

Geary's Hampshire Ale

Lunch at Silly's - Zombie Burger (Vegan)
Lunch at Silly's - Zombie Burger (Vegan)
Lunch at Silly's - Vegan grilled cheese
Lunch at Silly's - Vegan grilled cheese
My hot lunch date
My hot lunch date
Time for a Pint!
That wall is right...it IS time for a pint!!

....at Gritty McDuff's

Gritty McDuff's - Melissa
There she is again! (Stalker?)
Gritty McDuff's Beers
Gritty's Tap List
Gritty McDuff's Josh
Damn, I look good.
Soakology Portland
Soakology - Tea and Foot Soaks

Soakology - Tea and Foot Soaks

Novare Res Sign
Saturday afternoon - EPIC @ Novare Res
Melissa @ Novare Res
Melissa @ Novare Res
Rogue Tap Takeover (Menu #1) @ Novare Res
Rogue Tap Takeover (Menu #1) @ Novare Res
Rogue Tap Takeover (Menu #2) @ Novare Res
Rogue Tap Takeover (Menu #2) @ Novare Res
$2 and $3 four-ounce tasters? YES PLEASE!
$2 and $3 four-ounce tasters? YES PLEASE!
Melissa's GIANT bottle of Blueberry Kennebec Cider @ Novare Res
Melissa's GIANT bottle of Blueberry Kennebec Cider @ Novare Res
Morimoto Soba: Grainy, more hoppy than advertised
Morimoto Soba: Grainy, more hoppy than advertised
Floor Malt Ale: SO smooth. Malt from brginning to end. Not overly sweet. Money.
Floor Malt Ale: SO smooth. Malt from brginning to end. Not overly sweet. Money.
Three more, coming up!
Three more, coming up! @ Novare Res
New Crustacean: The beard beer!!! Surprisingly light barleywine. Super dry finish. Tasted nothing like beards.
New Crustacean: The beard beer!!! Surprisingly light barleywine. Super dry finish. Tasted nothing like beards.
Morimoto Imperial Pilsner: Very floral. Intense bitter. Dry finish.
Morimoto Imperial Pilsner: Very floral. Intense bitter. Dry finish.
Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary: Smooth and creamy. Smokey. Almost cheese flavored! Delicious.
Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary: Smooth and creamy. Smokey. Almost cheese flavored! Delicious.
Let's keep it going! A pint of Double Dead Guy @ Novare Res
Let's keep it going! A pint of Double Dead Guy @ Novare Res
Rogue Tap Takeover Signage @ Novare Res
Rogue Tap Takeover Signage @ Novare Res
Melissa and Heather (@honest_pint)
Melissa and Heather (@honest_pint)
My new buddy Steve! Thanks for the tattoo ideas Steve. @ Novare Res
My new buddy Steve! Thanks for the tattoo ideas Steve. @ Novare Res
Back to Silly's for dinner (it's that good). They now have a bar called Silly's with a Twist.
Back to Silly's for dinner (it's that good). They now have a bar called Silly's with a Twist.
domo arigato?
domo arigato?
Southern Tier IPA in another kick ass mug @ Silly's with a Twist
Southern Tier IPA in another kick ass mug @ Silly's with a Twist
OK, we got hungry and forgot to take before pictures. Vegan pizza @ Silly's with a Twist
OK, we got hungry and forgot to take before pictures. Vegan pizza @ Silly's with a Twist
OK, we got hungry and forgot to take before pictures. Vegan pizza @ Silly's with a Twist
OK, we got hungry and forgot to take before pictures. Vegan pizza @ Silly's with a Twist
Sunday morning. A chunk of history down near the water.
Sunday morning. A chunk of history down near the water.
Little Lad's Basket Bakery - Flavored vegan popcorn!
Little Lad's Basket Bakery - Flavored vegan popcorn!
The Great Lost Bear for Lunch with @beerbabe - Sixpoint Spice of Life Crystal
The Great Lost Bear for Lunch with @beerbabe - Sixpoint Spice of Life Crystal
Melissa's Taco Bowl @ Great Lost Bear
Melissa's Taco Bowl @ Great Lost Bear
My "fajita" @ Great Lost Bear (I'm pretty sure this is a quesadilla???
My "fajita" @ Great Lost Bear (I'm pretty sure this is a quesadilla???
Oxbow freestyle #5 - Very light, slightly spicy, slightly tart, minimal carbonation.  Good.
Oxbow freestyle #5 - Very light, slightly spicy, slightly tart, minimal carbonation. Good.
Bier Cellar - Portland
Bier Cellar - Portland
Bier Cellar - Portland
Bier Cellar - Portland
Bier Cellar - Portland
Bier Cellar - Portland
Bier Cellar - Portland
Bier Cellar - Portland