April 5, 2023 General Meeting
“BEER HIKING NEW ENGLAND” SHOWCASES 50 GREAT HIKES AND CRAFT BREWERIES FROM ACROSS THE REGION
With thousands of miles of hiking trails and walking paths rich in scenery, history and wildlife, New England is a hiker’s dream destination. And for hikers who appreciate beer, well, the region has the added appeal of being home to a burgeoning craft brewing industry that now includes more than 700 breweries, microbreweries, brewpubs and tasting rooms.
Beer Hiking New England by Carey Kish is the tastiest way to discover Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. This new full-color guide features 50 terrific hikes that lead through six states of stunning natural scenery. And somewhere in the vicinity of trail’s end, there is always a brewery for enjoying a refreshing craft beer.
Carey will take the audience on a journey far and wide across the beautiful New England landscape on a selection of easy pondside strolls, moderate hill walks and forest forays, and strenuous mountain climbs. Happy and thirsty, our knowledgeable trail guide will also lead us to some of the many outstanding breweries for a delightful pint of really good craft brew.
New England. Hiking. Beer. Beer Hiking New England. Great outdoor and indoor adventures await beer hikers in the pages of this fun new guidebook. Please join Carey for an engaging and informative talk complete with colorful images and tales of how the hiking and beers all came together into a book. Copies of Beer Hiking New England will be available for sale and signing.
Carey Kish is seasoned hiker, an outdoors and travel writer, and a dedicated beer enthusiast. He has some 20,000 miles of long-distance hiking under his belt, in the U.S., Canada and Europe, including the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine (twice) and the 2,654-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, and perhaps a few beers along the way, to boot. Carey is also the author of AMC’s Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast and the AMC Maine Mountain Guide. His hiking and camping column has been a regular in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram Outdoors section for more than two decades, and his columns, stories, essays and photographs have appeared in a wide variety of other print and online publications. Carey’s basecamp is on Mount Desert Island, Maine, where he lives with his wife, Fran Leyman, a mountain of well-used outdoor gear, and maybe a few too many pint glasses.
Carey is also a long standing member of MOAC and we are very proud to have him as a guest speaker.
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Meeting ID: 891 0152 4268
In addition to the speaker, the meeting is a chance to hear about recent outings, hear about upcoming outings, and socialize with other MOACers. It’s also a chance for new or prospective members to ask questions. Meeting begins at 7:00, but come at 6:30 to socialize and meet people.
Location: the Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Avenue, Portland (near Northgate Shopping Plaza). Here’s a Google Map link.