Join us in celebrating saisons on April 6th!

 

For the sixth year in a row, Allagash invites beer lovers to join its celebration of farmhouse-style ales.

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Saison Day at Off Color

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Allagash Brewing Company is teaming up with Off Color Brewing for the Chicago celebration of our fifth annual Saison Day on April 6th. Here's just a taste of the saison-style beer that will be on tap at Off Color's Mousetrap.   Allagash Saison - Rustic and dry Belgian farmhouse-style ale. 6.1% Allagash Shiro’s Delight - Mixed-fermentation ale wine barrel-aged on plums and Pluerries. Tart, spicy, and balanced. 9.3% ABV Allagash The Stranger and the Crane - Roasty aromas and a hint of tartness. A dark saison with cranberries. 6.3% ABV Allagash Darling Ruby - Farmhouse-style ale with grapefruit zest. Tart, fruity, dry. Allagash Coolship Resurgam - Complex flavors including apricot and lemon zest define this tart, barrel-aged blend of spontaneously fermented beer. 6.3% ABV Brewers' Bridge -  The collaboration saison brewed by Allagash Brewing Company and Brasserie Dupont. Citrus, brioche, and peppery spice. 6.1% ABV     No tickets necessary. Just come out and bring a thirst for this quintessential Belgian style of beer.

Chicago, IL
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Saison Day at Oxbow

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Allagash Brewing Company is teaming up with Oxbow Brewing Co. for the Maine celebration of our fifth annual Saison Day on April 6th. Here's just a taste of the saison-style beer that will be on tap at Oxbow's Portland location.   Allagash Saison Gratis - Open-fermented saison where tartness balances fruit notes, hops, and a dry mouthfeel. 7.2% ABV Allagash Moselle - A blend of lager and saison. Crisp, balanced, easy to enjoy. 6.0% ABV Allagash The Daring Man - A wild blend of saison and muscat grape must. Tart notes of orange, pineapple, grape. Finishes dry. 9.0% ABV Allagash Copain - Foudre-aged, sessionable sour ale brewed with spelt and oats. 3.8% ABV Allagash Coolship Resurgam - Complex flavors including apricot and lemon zest define this tart, barrel-aged blend of spontaneously fermented beer. 6.3% ABV Wild Rivulet V2 - A wild, barrel-aged collaboration between Oxbow and Allagash. 6.7% ABV Brewers' Bridge -  The collaboration saison brewed by Allagash Brewing Company and Brasserie Dupont. Citrus, brioche, and peppery spice. 6.1% ABV      No tickets necessary. Just come out and bring a thirst for this quintessentially Belgian style of beer.  

Portland, ME
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Saison Day at Commonwealth

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Allagash Brewing Company is teaming up with Commonwealth Brewery Co. for the Virginia celebration of our fifth annual Saison Day on April 6th. The tap list will be stacked with rare saison-style beers. Included on that list is a collab saison—foeder fermented on Medjool dates and Yuzu fruit—from Commonwealth and Allagash called Tōji. Here's just a taste of the saison-style beer that will be on tap.   Commonwealth The Wealth -  Bright, lemony dry hopped saison brewed with pale wheat 5.3% ABV Commonwealth Tellurian – Dry hopped Foeder Brett saison 5.0% ABV Commonwealth Amaranthine – Blend of Saison barrels refermented on Black Currant and Blackberries. 9.3%ABV Allagash Saison - Rustic and dry Belgian farmhouse-style ale. 6.1% Allagash Interlude - Complex, tart ale aged in red wine barrels with Brettanomyces. 10.6% ABV Allagash Shiro’s Delight - Mixed-fermentation ale wine barrel-aged on plums and Pluerries. Tart, spicy, and balanced. 9.3% ABV Allagash The Stranger and the Crane - Roasty aromas and a hint of tartness. A dark saison with cranberries. 6.3% ABV Allagash Darling Ruby - Farmhouse-style ale with grapefruit zest. Tart, fruity, dry. 4.5% ABV Allagash The Daring Man - A wild blend of saison and muscat grape must. Tart notes…

Virginia Beach, VA
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Saison Day at Zero Gravity

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Allagash Brewing Company is teaming up with Zero Gravity Brewing for the Vermont celebration of our fifth annual Saison Day on April 6th. The tap list will be stacked with rare saison-style beers, including an Allagash x Zero Gravity collab beer brewed with maple syrup and malt from both Vermont and Maine. Here's just a taste of the saison-style beer that will be on tap.   Zero Gravity Apres Vous - Saison aged in Caledonia Spirits Tom Cat Gin barrels. 8.3% ABV Zero Gravity Bobolink - Brewed with organic pale malt, Jasmine rice, Carafoam malt and Northdown hops. A light and delicate offering. 6.1% ABV Zero Gravity Barrel-aged Bobolink - Our Bobolink Saison aged on Tom Cat Gin barrels. Zero Gravity Winter Saison - Organic Saison conditioned on wild Beach Plums and White Currants. 6.4%ABV Zero Gravity Rufous - Farmhouse ale brewed with organic pale malt and spelt. Meridian and Crystal hops accentuate the dry finish, creating an effervescent Belgian-style Saison with a nice twist. 6.2%ABV Allagash Shiro’s Delight - Mixed-fermentation ale wine barrel-aged on plums and Pluerries. Tart, spicy, and balanced. 9.3% ABV Allagash The Stranger and the Crane - Roasty aromas and a hint of tartness. A dark saison…

Burlington, VT
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Saison Day at Threes Brewing

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Allagash Brewing Company is teaming up with Threes Brewing for the Brooklyn celebration of our fifth annual Saison Day on April 6th. Adding to the awesomeness of the day is the special guest: Brasserie Dupont’s Brewmaster, Olivier Dedeycker. Brasserie Dupont brews what’s revered by many beer fans as the essential saison—Saison Dupont. This will only be Olivier’s second trip to the United States. He and Allagash brewmaster Jason Perkins will actually be judging the homebrewing competition held during Saison Day. The tap list will also be stacked with rare saison-style beers. Included on that list is a collab beer from Allagash and Threes: Barrel-Aged Remembered Self.  Here's just a taste of the saison-style beer that will be on tap.   Allagash X Dupont - Brewers' Bridge -  The collaboration saison brewed by Allagash Brewing Company and Brasserie Dupont. Citrus, brioche, and peppery spice. 6.1% ABV  Allagash Shiro’s Delight - Mixed-fermentation ale wine barrel-aged on plums and Pluerries. Tart, spicy, and balanced. 9.3% ABV Allagash The Stranger and the Crane - Roasty aromas and a hint of tartness. A dark saison with cranberries. 6.3% ABV Allagash Darling Ruby - Farmhouse-style ale with grapefruit zest. Tart, fruity, dry. 4.5% ABV Allagash Moselle -…

Brooklyn, NY
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Saison Day at The Rare Barrel

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Allagash Brewing Company is teaming up with the Rare Barrel for the Berkeley celebration of our fifth annual Saison Day on April 6th. The dynamic duo of Allagash and Rare Barrel has partnered before, and this celebration is always packed with excellent beer, and even more excellent people. Here's just a taste of what will be on tap.   Roads Diverge - The Rare Barrel - tart saison aged in oak barrels 6.3% With Moxie - The Rare Barrel  - hoppy tart saison aged in oak barrels 5.4% Prism of Time - The Rare Barrel - tart saison brewed with aged hops aged in oak barrels 6.3% Leaf in the Grassland - The Rare Barrel - tart saison aged in oak barrels with sumac and lemongrass 5.3% Fork in the Rose - The Rare Barrel - tart saison aged in oak barrels with rose hips and rose petals 5.1% Allagash Saison - Rustic and dry Belgian farmhouse-style ale. 6.1% Allagash The Stranger and the Crane - Roasty aromas and a hint of tartness. A dark saison with cranberries. 6.3% ABV Allagash The Daring Man - A wild blend of saison and muscat grape must. Tart notes of orange, pineapple, grape.…

Berkeley, CA
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What About Saisons?

Saisons are known as farmhouse-style ales for a reason: they were originally brewed on literal farms. Long before refrigeration, Belgian farmers of the French-speaking Wallonia region used the labor-light winter months to brew beer. Saison actually means “season” in French, a reference to the fact that the beer was brewed seasonally. Using ingredients they had on hand—barley, rye, spelt, or anything else, really—farmers brewed their beer to be stored and drank in the hot summer months. Not coincidentally, the french cousin to the saison, known as bière de garde (translation: beer for keeping), originated just a few miles south, over the French border.

Because of its loose origin, saisons are almost more of a tradition than a particular style. Saisons can be light or dark. Malty or hoppy. Tart or dry. Or many of those things (or few). Put simply, the style is wide enough to contain pretty much any ingredient the brewer desires. So what is a saison? Only in recent years has the style become even slightly pinned down to this formal-ish description, “exceptionally dry, highly carbonated, fruity and of moderate strength: 6-8% ABV.”

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