Local Grain

We use more than 1  million pounds of locally grown and processed grain, per year.

Sidestream

Finding new homes for used material helps us keep 99% of our waste out of the landfill.

Clean Water

Clean water is essential, which is why we support Sebago Clean Waters.

Green Team

The Allagash Green Team is constantly looking to improve our sustainability.

Solar

Our solar array was installed on top of the brewery in 2015.

Sustainability

From using less water per barrel of beer to keeping more waste out of the landfill, we look at everything we do with an eye for sustainability. As a Certified B Corp, we view all of our sustainability practices as powerful ways to be a positive member of our community, both local and global.

For Maine, With Love

Local Grain

In 2016, we made a pledge to brew with one million pounds of local grain, per year, by 2021. And we did it! There’s no better way than buying local grain to help support the farmers and maltsters that call Maine home.

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99.8% of Brewery Waste

We Sidestream it

We’re always working to reduce our impact. That includes finding new homes for material we can’t use and ensuring that our waste is recycled. One specific way we do this is our Recycling Co-Op, where we collect hard-to-recycle materials from partner breweries and stores, and ship it all off to be properly recycled.

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Brewing to support

Clean Water

For every barrel (31.5 gallons) of beer that we brew, we donate ten cents to Sebago Clean Waters—a collective of organizations working to preserve our local water source. Clean water is essential for our company, our community, and our high quality of life here in Maine.

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Recycle with us – for a discount!

When you’re coming by the brewery, bring your recycling with you. We take plastic PakTech carriers, natural corks, metal cages, caps, brown paper, air pillows, and bubble wrap. And for every bag’s worth of recycling you bring in, you get a punch. Get six punches and we’ll give you a $10 Allagash gift card.

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PakTech Carriers

We collect plastic PakTech carriers of all kinds. Even if it didn't come from us, bring it on by! We store them up and then send them in bulk to a local recycling facility for special handling.

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WIRE CAGES + CAPS

We collect wire cages from our 375mL and 750mL bottles, as well as metal caps, and direct them to a facility that can recycle metals.

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PACKAGING MATERIALS

Our shipping team tries to re-use all packaging material they receive—right now, we're using air pillows, brown paper, and bubble wrap!

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CORKS

We collect corks at the brewery and then send them to a company called Cork Forest, to be properly recycled.

Our Partners

Just a few of the excellent organizations that we work with. Every single partner helps us improve our sustainability as a brewery.

Our Most Recent Sustainability News

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How To Create a Green Team at Your Company

What is a green team? It’s a group of sustainability-minded individuals within a company that works together to reduce that company’s environmental impact. (more…)
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April 11, 2022

What is sidestreaming and how does it work?

In a nutshell, sidestreaming is taking something that you don’t use anymore, and finding someone who could use it, recycle it, or generally keep it out of the landfill. (more…)
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April 7, 2022

The Allagash 2021 B Corp Report

As part of our commitment to transparency, we publish a yearly Benefit Corporation Report. In it, you'll find details around our sustainability initiatives, dedication to our employees, and the ways that we've worked to help improve our community. (more…)