Brewery News and Beer Releases

All the happenings that we’re excited to share

Allagash Black is Beautiful stoutBlogInside AllagashPhilanthropyB CorporationBeer Releases and Brewery News
November 9, 2020

Black is Beautiful – Giving Back with Beer

Black is Beautiful is a rich imperial stout that we’ll be releasing at our brewery and across Maine on November 13th. It’s also a statement, because 100% of the profits from this beer will go to local organizations working toward racial justice and equality. We’re joining over 1,170 other breweries across all 50 states and 22 countries in brewing the beer. The concept for this communal brewing movement was created by Weathered Souls Brewing Co. in San Antonio, TX. (more…)
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November 1, 2020

Updates in Our Tasting Room

UPDATE AS OF NOVEMBER 1st, 2020 We’ve made the difficult decision to remain closed for tours and sit-down tastings until spring. Although we miss our customers and friends—and very seriously and thoroughly considered re-opening our doors—we ultimately decided to err on the side of caution. The reality is that we are first and foremost a production facility. When we looked at the choice to not open our tasting room to guests through that lens, it became much simpler: we couldn’t confidently protect our employees and business while opening our tasting room and brewery to guests.  Please know that we’re eagerly looking forward to re-opening and are continuously investigating how to do that safely and effectively this spring. We sincerely thank you for your patience and would still love to see you at the brewery this winter for grab-and-go beer service. We miss you too, friends. (more…)
Allagash Wilderness WaterwayBlogInside AllagashPhilanthropyB CorporationBeer Releases and Brewery News
October 12, 2020

Honoring the Heritage of our Name

Today, October 12th, is Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Maine. This holiday is the result of important work by Maine’s Indigenous Wabanaki Confederacy and their fight for legislation to have this day officially recognized.  (more…)

What about Beer?

Blogs for people interested in learning about beer.

Allagash Black is BeautifulBlogWhat About Beer?
November 18, 2020

What’s an Imperial Stout? And what’s an “imperial beer,” for that matter?

The term “imperial” simply refers to a big beer, both in terms of flavor and alcohol. The term is used interchangeably with “double” and “strong” to refer to any style of beer brewed with an extra dose of grains and hops to produce a higher ABV (alcohol by volume). (more…)
how to tap a kegBlogWhat About Beer?
October 30, 2020

How to Tap a Keg

Our guess is that you searched this on your phone and have a keg sitting nearby, waiting to be tapped. First, stick that keg in a bucket of ice. The keg actually pulls beer from its bottom, not the top, so if you just keep the lower third of the keg cold, you’ll enjoy frosty beer until it kicks.  (more…)
Chalice and bottle of Allagash TripelBlogWhat About Beer?
October 6, 2020

Is a Tripel three-times something? – What is a Tripel Beer

What exactly is tripled in a tripel? The short answer is, technically nothing! The style’s name is a nod to, but not a precise calculation of, the stronger alcoholic content in this delicious style of beer. (more…)

Beer pairing, recipes, and more

The wonderful pairing of beer, food, and good times

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September 1, 2020

How to Pair Sushi and Beer

Sushi is a delicate food. Its portions, ingredients, and even the culture surrounding it all celebrate the power of simplicity. Because of that simplicity, every ingredient grows in importance. Overall, we recommend a beer that develops slowly across the palate, and won’t overwhelm the sushi or your taste buds. The sublime combination of rice, fish, soy sauce, and often nori (toasted seaweed) is what we’re trying to match our beer to. (more…)
pairing burgers and beerBlogBeer-pairing, recipes, and more
August 12, 2020

How to Pair Burgers and Beer

The prevailing culinary wisdom here in America is that burgers pair best with hoppy beers. We don’t disagree. Hops are a nice way to cut through fat and bolder flavors in a burger’s toppings. But there’s more to consider when looking for a beer to enjoy with your burger. This blog is about getting the most out of this quintessentially American meal. (more…)
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July 30, 2020

The Best Oyster and Beer Pairings

Oysters and beer are a remarkable pair. The brine from the oyster not only complements and highlights aspects of the beer, it’s washed clean by the beer’s crisp carbonation, inviting you to eat another oyster (and another oyster and another oyster and...). And if you go up and down the coast—even sometimes from different spots in the same river—each oyster has its own unique profile. This is due to what is known as merroir: the influence that the environment has on an oyster’s appearance and taste. (more…)