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Brewer Bringing Top-Rated Beer, Barista Starts Coffee Biz

Maine continues to attract food and beverage folks seeking the good life. CBS Boston reports that Tod Mott, creator of Kate The Great, "one of the most critically acclaimed beers in the world," is leaving Portsmouth Brewery in N.H. to launch his own brewery at an un-named location in Maine. He'll take the recipe with him for Kate The Great - so in demand that it's sold only to winners of an annual raffle - but not the name. Mott told CBS that he may brew not-Kate-The-Great beer twice a year at his new brewery and that he parted on good terms with Portsmouth.

The Vittles Vamp blog has a post on former Brooklyn barista David Dillon, who "up and moved his family from New York City to the wilds of Maine" to launch Bucklyn Coffee an "artisanal coffee roastery" in Brooklin. For now, Dillion shares space with The Cave gourmet market.

· Head Brewer Taking World Class Recipe [CBS Boston]
· From Brooklyn to Brooklin: Bucklyn [VV]

[Photo: Portsmouth Brewery]