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
Package Size: 375 ml
Grains: Carapils, Raw Wheat, Allagash 2-row Malted Barley Blend, Chat. Munich, Chat. Abbey, Special B
Spices/Other: Local Blueberries
Total Fermentation and Conditioning Time: Two years
Serving Temp: 40-50°F
Ideal Within: 2 years