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Fill The Steins at Orono Brewing Company

Fill The Steins heads to the Orono Brewing Company to sample the latest and greatest on Maine’s craft beer scene.

Fill The Steins Wakes Up with Maine Beer Tours

It may not have been Homecoming, but Fill The Steins still found a way to “rise and stein” with Maine Beer Tours’ “Saturday Wakeup Tour”.

Can Kittery become the Sake brewing capital of America?

Maine has a rich history of microbreweries dating back decades and stretching the entire length of the state. But the latest brewery opening in Kittery in the next few months will not be serving up pale ales and porters, instead it is positioning itself to become a global leader in another beverage, the Japanese staple of sake.

Check out a little piece of Orono at the FTS Store

We are inching closer and closer to Homecoming Weekend 2014 at the University of Maine which is now just over a month away. While we have been working hard to get our tailgate and weekend plans together, many of you have asked about how and when to order gear for the big event. If you are looking for that uniquely Orono piece of appearal we have the answer for you, the Fill The Steins Store.

Tributary Brewery, the next big thing in Maine Beer

The landscape of microbreweries in Maine changed on Saturday with the opening of Tributary Brewery in Kittery by famed brewmaster Tod Mott.

“Maine Hello” kicks-off on the UMaine Campus

Tomorrow, first-year dormitories across the University of Maine campus in Orono will open their doors to welcome the Class of 2018 in the college’s annual tradition known as the “Maine Hello.” While the current form of this event is more like a day of community service to support new students, the original version of the […]

FTS Al Fresco: Boat House Bistro

FTS Al Fresco heads to Boothbay Harbor, where the third-story roof deck at the Boat House Bistro offers great food, drink, and views.

FTS Al Fresco: The Thirsty Pig

Fill The Steins continues its Al Fresco series back in Portland at The Thirsty Pig, where sausages and Maine beers make a tucked-away deck even better.

The original UMaine grocery store; Orono Thriftway

Perhaps it is the peeling maroon paint or the sun-bleached yellow letters on the exterior. Maybe it is the broken tile floors or the aisles that are barely wide enough for a single cart to pass. Sitting prominently on Park Street for decades it is the quintessential college grocery store also like it came from a deleted scene in Animal House. Yes, there is only one food market that has been servicing stein fillers for decades, the one and only Orono Thirftway.

Do you remember the original Bear’s Den at UMaine?

Some parts of college are pretty fuzzy for me. After more than a decade away plus some weekend choices that, in retrospect, might have been less-than-good for my brain cells, there are things that just aren’t going to stick. But I do remember one thing: the original Bear’s Den.

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