Episode 28: Mike Dixon from The Great Lost Bear (Conclusion)

Today’s Guest: Mike Dixon

This week we have the conclusion of our interview with Mike Dixon from The Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine. In this episode, Mike draws from his 35+ years of experience to share some of his guesses about the future of craft beer as we come out of the pandemic, we get a few of his recommendations of where to travel for great beer, and we even learn what Mike pours for himself when it’s time to relax at the end of a long day. If you missed the first part of our interview with Mike, be sure to go back and check out Episode 27.

 

Address:

The Great Lost Bear

540 Forest Ave

Portland, ME 04101

 

 

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Times of Note:

1:56 – Our Sponsor – Beer By Coleman

2:39 – A look back at how 2020 worked at The Great Lost Bear.

3:33 – Strange rules for buying alcohol.

5:30 – Wait, what kind of wings?

9:11 – What was it like managing The Great Lost Bear during a pandemic?

12:49 – The special relationship between GLB and Allagash Brewing.

15:15 – The triangle of awesome beer in Portland.

17:38 – Not a fact!

18:17 – Some of the beer celebrities who have come to visit the GLB.

20:50 – Mike’s thoughts on a craft beer bubble.

22:21 – Belleflower Brewing – worth a visit! (we loved it)

23:36 – What to expect from the Portland brewing scene.

28:55 – Should Jeff listen to Derrick more often?

29:32 – Mike’s favorite spots in the US to travel for beer.

33:33 – Planning the perfect Europe festival itinerary.

35:53 – What is Mike pouring himself at the end of the day?

36:42 – Where to find The Great Lost Bear online.

37:48 – Miles and Points with Pints!

38:08 – New Altitude Connect Card.

41:32 – Crazy high targeted credit card offers from Amex and Chase.

46:48 – Upgraded offers from Chase mybonus – check your cards.

48:47 – Jeff discovers something amazing when organizing his credit cards.

52:10 – A cool opportunity from Days Inn.

54:00 – TWA hotel adds some crazy fees.

58:21 – Great Delta award sale to Alaska.

1:00:07 – Delta asks for volunteers to clean Sky Clubs – what?!?

1:02:12 – American adds fuel stops due to shortage in the southeast.

1:04:33 – Jeff is fully vaccinated!!! (so is his son)

1:05:41 – Travel to Australia may not return until mid-2022.

1:07:56 – Car rental rates are skyrocketing – check rates before booking travel.

1:09:55 – Uber adds rental cars in the app.

1:12:23 – Priority Pass adds over 250 new locations.

1:17:25 – Shout out to Travel on Points!

1:19:08 – The Miles & Pints Theme Song.

 

 

Relevant Links:

Yes Brewing – Peach Mango Parfait

 

Chase MyBonus

 

Days Inn Sunternship

 

 

The Great Lost Bear

Website – greatlostbear.com

Email – bear@thegreatlostbear.com

Facebook – The Great Lost Bear

Twitter – @greatlostbear

Instagram – @greatlostbear

 

 

Travel On Point(s)

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Facebook – Travel on Point(s)

 

 

Miles & Pints

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Store – Miles & Pints Swag

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