The craft beer scene has been in the spotlight since 2014, when the launch of Founders Brewing Co. of Portland, Oregon, made it a major player in the global craft beer market.

While Founders’ flagship IPA is brewed in Portland, they also offer other popular styles like Pilsner and Pale Ale in Portland and a seasonal lineup called the Blackbird.

Founders also distributes beer through their own stores, which has helped draw craft beer drinkers to Portland.

Now, with the launch in New York, the Portland beer scene is looking to the future with the opening of a new taproom in New England. 

A taproom that has already gained national attention, A few months ago, a small group of people descended on The New York City Beer Summit.

They sat down at a table in the first row, drank beer and discussed beer. 

“It’s kind of like being on a small-town diner where people come in and ask you questions and you have a conversation about beer,” said Mike, who did not want to give his last name.

“You just sort of talk about beer.”

Mike, a graduate of New England’s Keene State College and a beer enthusiast, said he’s been fascinated by the craft brew scene in New Hampshire for years.

“I’ve been to some of the bigger festivals in New Zealand, but New England is a great place to do it,” he said.

“People love New England beers, they love craft beer.

I’m definitely excited about that.” 

In the New York taproom, a group of craft beer fans were introduced to some interesting guests, such as The Alchemist, a brewmaster at the Brooklyn brewery that makes its own beers. 

The Alchemist is an award-winning craft brewer that started in New Jersey and is owned by an American.

The Alchemist also made a splash in 2015 when it opened a tasting room in Portland.

The Alchemist was featured in the documentary, “A Perfect Storm” in which the team of filmmaker, journalist and photographer Kevin Smith and New York Times Beer Advocate Sam Calagione discuss the craft brewing scene in the state. 

There was also a small contingent of people who were trying to meet the Alchemist’s brewmaster, who was friendly and informative. 

As the day wore on, more and more people walked in and began asking questions.

Mike said they were excited to see what was going on in New Bedford. 

One of the more interesting questions asked was what craft beers are being brewed in New Brunswick. 

While New Brunswick’s craft beer industry has grown rapidly over the past decade, New York has become the state to do so, according to Mike. 

Mike, who has been following craft beer trends in New Belgium, had to admit he’s a little skeptical. 

I don’t know how many people in New Brunswick would actually be interested in a brewery like that,” he told the group. 

He said the people in the room seemed to enjoy the discussion. 

In addition to being part of the New Brunswick craft beer community, the group also had an opportunity to meet Meredith, a New England native who has since moved to New York. 

Malka, a former student at Keene, New Hampshire, was part of an entourage of about 20 people who visited the taproom with a few friends. 

After talking to a few people about their favorite craft beers, the beer group had to make their way to the bar to grab a couple of bottles of the popular Bier Bier from The Alchemist. 

On their way back to the hotel, the entire group was asked by one of the hotel’s employees if they would like to meet Meredith, who worked at the taprooms beer room. 

When asked if they were interested in Meredith, everyone seemed to be in favor. 

According to Marek, Meredith was friendly enough, but she did not have any beers with her. 

She didn’t seem too interested in sharing a bottle of beer with anyone, but the group seemed to take her up on the offer. 

So when the entire group returned to the tap room, the rest of the group had a chance to get their hands on a couple. 

Not only did they all get to try some of Molly’s craft beers but Marlene was there as well, too. 

It was very special to have a beer with one of my best friends, said Mather, a retired social worker and New England native. 

For many of us, Meredith is a big part of our beer memories. 

To share a beer together, Maeve, a Portland, Maine, native, told me she always has a bottle or two of her favorite beers in her fridge. 

And that’s exactly what they did on the evening of February 6, when Maeve and her friends were surrounded by Meredith. 

This was Meredith’s first visit to Portland, and she