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It’s that time of year again: countdown time. For us at Allagash, 2019 came with plenty of big news and we wanted to share it all with you. In the numbers below, you’ll find a picture of our biggest milestones of 2019.

Rank among the “Best 50 Breweries of the Past Decade” that Paste Magazine placed our brewery: 4

Pounds of Maine-grown and processed grain we brewed with in 2019: 650,000

Pounds of Maine-grown and processed grain we plan to brew with in 2020: 850,000

Pounds of Maine-grown and processed grain we brewed with in 2016: 65,000

Year in which we became a Certified B Corp: 2019

Number of pages in the B Impact Assessment (the application to become a Certified B Corp): 80

Number of B Corp breweries currently in the United States: 14

Number of breweries currently operating in the United States: 8,000+

Number of hams served to staff for this year’s St. Klippenstein’s day: 5

Number of consecutive years our employees have voted us one of Maine’s Best Places to Work: 7

Number of cents we pledged to donate to Sebago Clean Waters for every barrel of beer we brew: 10

Approximate number of barrels of beer we brewed this year: 100,000

Number of times Rob, our founder, was a finalist for a James Beard Award before he won in 2019: 2

Approximate number of visitors to our tasting room this year: 140,000

Number of oysters consumed by guests (and staff) during Allagash Oyster Week: 3,000

Amount in dollars donated in 2019 to local charities in lieu of tips in our tasting room (as of November): 38,528.48

Approximate amount in dollars our brewery donated (not including the tasting room donation above) back to our community in 2019: 375,000

Number of beers brewed on our pilot system in 2019: 70

Number of pilot-system graduates bottled or canned for release to the public in 2019: 12

Number of new pilot-system beers scheduled for brewing in 2020: 100

Number of cans our old canning line could fill per minute: 30

Number of cans our new canning line can fill per minute: 315

Amount in pounds of PakTech carriers we collected at our brewery to send off for recycling: 2,160

Number of comments received on social media in 2019: 23,873 

Number of sunrises or sunsets posted to our Instagram account: 19 

Number of dogs in hats: 3

Brett has been a part of the Allagash Marketing Team since 2016. He's a big fan of sharing the many stories Allagash has to offer through blogs, newsletters, as the host of their podcast, and in intermittent appearances on social media.