Little Sal

Few things are more synonymous with Maine than blueberries. After years of making fruit beers without ever using Maine’s state fruit, a tiny farm in Windham, Maine asked us to try a beer with their blueberries. The beer tasted so good that we asked to use their entire crop.

To make Little Sal, we add wild, lowbush blueberries to sour Red ale and age it for six months in red wine barrels. The resulting beer is dark violet in color, with earthy aromas of blueberry and oak. It’s flavor is juicy, tart, and unmistakably blueberry: a true taste of Maine.

First Released: 2013

Availability: Limited

Package Size: 375 ml

ABV: 6.5%

Grains: Carapils, Raw Wheat, Allagash 2-row Malted Barley Blend, Chat. Munich, Chat. Abbey, Special B

Hops: Hallertau

Spices/Other: Local Blueberries

Total Fermentation and Conditioning Time: Two years

Serving Temp: 40-50°F

Ideal Within: 2 years

 

375 ml