“Summer’s here?” he asked, incredulously…

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With the temperatures finally rising and the days getting longer, motivation to get out and photograph is higher than ever. Two days ago, I wandered around Western Promenade around dusk, then bumped on over to LFK for a quick nightcap.

I’m glad the weather is finally playing nice with my anti-winter disposition.

Why ME – Portland Greendrinks

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What do you get when you mix some of Maine’s premier brewers, eclectic venues, and the most important environmental non-profits in the state? You get Portland Green Drinks, a volunteer-organized monthly event that packs every house that hosts it. In the past, it has graced the halls of the Victoria Mansion, the verdant fields of the Audubon Society, and the sea-sprayed Ocean Gateway. This month, hundreds of Mainers packed a sun-soaked Thompson’s Point for what could be the farewell event of the summer for the incredibly successful venue.

Brewers as diverse as Baxter Brewing, out of Lewiston, Sebago Brewing, out of Portland, and Urban Farm Fermentery, out of (y)East Bayside, came out to provide drinks while people laughed, chatted, and learned about the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust (http://matlt.org/).

If you get the chance, head on out to next month’s event, they are always a blast!

Music: “Floss Suffers from Gamma Radiation” by Blue Ducks

Sony A7r ii – Slog-2 60fps
Canon 85mm f/1.8
Sigma 30mm f/1.4

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Maine Madness Beer Tournament 2016

Maine Madness Beer Tournament 2016 from Alexander Bertoni on Vimeo.

Welcome to the Maine Madness Beer Tournament, pitting 64 of Maine’s best craft brews against each other in a winner-take-all championship that will, for the third year running, name the king of Maine beers.

Dave Patterson, beer columnist for Maine Today, and Tim Ebersold have, once again, gotten together to run this fantastic side-project, and I was thrilled to get asked to shoot another video for the drawing ceremony.

Make sure that you get on over to Maine Today to vote on your favorites!