A lack of activity in the blogosphere does not mean a lack of activity in the real world. Despite my silence, there has been lots of blog-worthy beer activity going on. A quick trip to Portland, Maine and some of the many Southern Maine breweries was definitely a highlight. And this weekend, too, will likely be a 2014 highlight as the Canadian Brewing Awards come to Fredericton (for the first time). I’ve been lucky enough to find my way in, and will update the world about this celebration of all things Canadian beer soon enough. Stay tuned!