Red Howes is the brain child of Allagash employee, Jeff “Oly” Olson. Oly grew up in a family of cranberry farmers. Red Howes is not only a variety of cranberry but also happened to be the name of Oly’s grandfather. Oly spent much of his childhood with his grandfather in the cranberry bogs, developing a love of farming and music (Oly’s other occupation). Black in color with a creamy biege head, Red Howes is a stout brewed with 2-Row barley, a blend of roasted malts and 3,000 lbs of local cranberries, both Red Howes and Early Black varieties. The finished beer has cocoa, coffee and berries in the aroma and flavors of dried fruit and bitter chocolate with a sight tartness and a dry, lingering finish.
First Released: January 2014
Package Size: 750 ml, Draft
Grains: Allagash 2-row Malted Barley Blend, Flaked Oats, Caramel Malt, Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley, Black Malt
Hops: Northern Brewer
Spices/Other: 3000 lbs of Local Red Howes and Early Black Cranberries
Serving Temp: 40-50°F
Ideal Within: Four years