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Honoring the Heritage of our Name

By Blog, Inside Allagash, Philanthropy, B Corporation, Beer Releases and Brewery News
[Updated 10/8/21:]

As we look back upon the first year of our partnership with Nibezun, we’re excited by the progress we’ve made and look forward to continuing our support. In addition to the $2500 grant we donated last year, our tasting room staff selected them as our Charitable Partner of the Month last October, which resulted in an additional donation of $2,776. Both of these donations helped to fund their new roof, which is the first step in preparing Nibezun for their planned solar array in the coming months. This year, we’ve made an additional $2,500 grant and plan to donate the profits from two special beers we’ll have on draft in our tasting room to Nibezun. We’ve also selected them as our Charitable Partner of the Month for October again this year. As we mention in the post below, we continue to take these steps in anticipation of more to come.

[Original post:]

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.  Read More

How we’re doing – an update from Rob, our founder

By Blog, Inside Allagash, Philanthropy, B Corporation, Beer Releases and Brewery News
May 11, 2020

I’ve been wanting to write a public update for about a month—to give our supporters and others in the beer industry a clear picture of how we’re weathering this crisis. But each time I considered it, it felt too early. So much was in flux that it would have been like writing about a baseball game after only the first inning. Now that there’s a little more clarity around our near future, I wanted to fill everyone in on how we’re doing at Allagash.  Read More

From Maine With Love Week

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From February 9th to the 15th, we’re celebrating love at Allagash. That means chocolate-making classes, Maine-grown grain highlights, local oysters, a calligraphy workshop, Valentine-making, music and more—all happening at the brewery. Come one day, or many, and join us in enjoying (just about) everything we love about our home state of Maine.
 
Sunday Feb. 9th:
Monday Feb. 10th:
  • The love will continue with a Valentine’s-card-making station (which will be set up in our tasting room all week), free for any brewery visitor. You’ll also find music on our patio and plenty of locally brewed, locally sourced, totally tasty beer.
Tuesday Feb. 11th:
Wednesday Feb. 12th:
Thursday Feb. 13th
  • Movie time. We’ll be streaming When Harry Met Sally. Guests will also be able to enjoy a free Chocolate Fountain & Valentine’s card making station.
  • Beer & Chocolate flights will also be available all day long.
Friday Feb 14th

Is there a right way to taste beer?

By Quality Control, Blog, Inside Allagash, B Corporation, What About Beer?
There is in our sensory program. Outside of sensory, we enjoy beers in all sorts of different ways—cans, bottles, glasses, you name it. At the brewery, however, we taste every batch of beer before it’s released. And to make sure the beer we release is consistent, the way we taste it also has to be consistent. Here’s the breakdown of how we taste beer.
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allagash tripel poured into a glass

Tripel vs. Triple IPA

By Blog, What About Beer?
We wouldn’t fault you for thinking these two beer styles were similar. As with so many terms in brewing, there appears to be a logical connection where there’s not. But tripels and triple IPAs have almost nothing in common, other than that they’re both beer. Read More

Sebago Lake on the water

Clean Water for our Future

By Sustainability, Beer Releases and Brewery News, Inside Allagash
As brewers, we have an intimate connection with water. We’re lucky to receive our water from nearby Sebago Lake, one of only fifty surface water supplies in America that is so clean it doesn’t even need to be filtered. We rely on the quality of our water source, since it directly affects the quality of our beer. More importantly, water impacts our community, and our health.
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Allagash beer and cheese

Beyond Beer Cheese — Pairing Beer and Cheese

By Inside Allagash, Beer-pairing, recipes, and more, Blog
One of our favorite food-and-beer pairings is beer and cheese. Both are versatile. Both are delicious. And the flavor combinations you can create between them are surprising and abundant. We love a good beer cheese dip, don’t get us wrong. But we wanted to approach this pairing from a much broader perspective than how the two melt together. Below, you’ll find pairing fundamentals, and a few suggested pairing examples, for beer and cheese. Read More

A spotlight on sustainability

Thursday Thing – Herb Box Build

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We’ll be hosting an Herb Box Build with Garbage to Garden, Maine Foodscapes, and Bumbleroot Organic Farm. We’ll provide supplies, herbs, and know-how—you can enjoy some fresh Allagash beer while you participate.

 

Entry fee will be $20 and will include an Herb Box plus seedlings to take home. Ticket also includes entry into a raffle to win a Patagonia backpack.

A spotlight on sustainability

Portland Trails Fundraiser

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Beer, pizza, charity. It’s the trifecta of good times. For the entire day, every Allagash beer poured at Flatbread will raise $2 for Portland Trails. Come out and enjoy some fresh beer and delicious pizza for a great cause.

A spotlight on sustainability

Thursday Thing – Green Bingo

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Like bingo? Good. Like sustainability? Even better! Come out for some bingo with sustainability-themed prizes. As always, this will be hosted by our caller extraordinaire Danger Dan!

Plenty of Allagash beer on tap to enjoy as you vie for bingo glory.

Allagash Cascara saison

What is: a saison

By What About Beer?, Blog
A saison, also often called a farmhouse ale, is a style of beer originating in the French-speaking Wallonia region of Belgium. In today’s brewing scene, it is widely accepted that a saison will be “exceptionally dry, highly carbonated, fruity and of moderate strength: 6-8% ABV.” Beyond that description, the saison style offers quite a bit of room for interpretation. Read More

A spotlight on sustainability

Facing The Faucet

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Come out to learn about how the changing climate will impact our lakes, our city, our gulf, and our way of life. You can sip on a beer as you listen to our three panelists talk about the state of Maine’s waters. We’ll be featuring:

Colin Holme of Lakes Environmental Association, Executive Director

Gayle Bowness of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Science Education Program Manager

Troy Moon of the City of Portland’s Sustainability Office, Sustainability Coordinator

 

Each person will bring their own perspective on the issue of climate change, and then we’ll open the floor for questions. Hope to see you there.

A spotlight on sustainability

Maine Audubon Bird Walk

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We’re teaming up with Maine Audubon for a bird walk near the brewery. The idea is this: meet at the brewery, go out for some birding on our nearby Portland Trails system, and come back to chat about what we saw, and what the initiatives the Audubon center is undertaking for southern Maine’s birds.
Instead of tickets, we’re suggesting a $5 donation to Maine Audubon.
No matter if you’re a veteran bird-seeker, or novice with an interest in the fundamentals of birding, we encourage you to come out!
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Saison Day at The Rare Barrel

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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. 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

 

No tickets necessary. Just come out and bring a thirst for this quintessentially Belgian style of beer.

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Saison Day at Oxbow

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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.

 

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Saison Day at Commonwealth

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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 of orange, pineapple, grape. Finishes dry. 9.0% ABV

Commonwealth & Allagash Collab Tōji – Foeder-fermented Brett Saison conditioned on Medjool Date and Yuzu fruit 7.2% ABV

 

No tickets necessary. Just come out and bring a thirst for this quintessentially Belgian style of beer.

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Saison Day at Zero Gravity

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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 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 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

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.

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Saison Day at Threes Brewing

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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 – 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 Saison Gratis – Open-fermented saison where tartness balances fruit notes, hops, and a dry mouthfeel. 7.2% ABV

Allagash Interlude – Complex, tart ale aged in red wine barrels with Brettanomyces. 10.6% ABV

Allagash Coolship Resurgam – Complex flavors including apricot and lemon zest define this tart, barrel-aged blend of spontaneously fermented beer. 6.3% ABV

Allagash Coolship Red – A blend of spontaneously fermented beer aged on raspberries. Tart and fruit-forward. 6.7% ABV

 

No tickets necessary. Just come out and bring a thirst for this quintessentially Belgian style of beer.

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Saison Day at Off Color

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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.

A spotlight on sustainability

Spring Greening Kickoff Event

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To kick off our spotlight on sustainability at the brewery, we’re hosting a kickoff event with over fifteen of our closest sustainability-focused friends. In addition to fresh beer (couldn’t forget that), local organizations will be setting up in our tasting room to help you learn more about their efforts to keep Maine green. We’ll be joined by:

Good To-Go

MOFGA

Maine Farmland Trust

EcoMaine

Portland Trails

Marine Mammals of Maine

Ruth’s Reusables

Sebago Clean Water

and many more…

 

Come out from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday (3/30). Hope to see you there!

An Evening with Allagash

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Come out for a taste of Belgian-style beer paired with five courses of curated fare from the Boneyard Kitchen & Tap. The selection of five beers will range wild, tart beer, to traditional Belgian staples. Hope to see you for this night of food, drink, and much merrymaking.

pouring Allagash white witbier

More Allagash in Pennsylvania

By Beer Releases and Brewery News, Blog
After much deliberation, we’ve decided to bring our beer beyond its current distribution footprint in eastern Pennsylvania. The timing of this launch is planned for March 15th. This will not entirely cover Pennsylvania—but will bring Allagash beer to more people in the PA than have seen it in ten years. To see the exact counties that Allagash will become available in, please scroll beyond our FAQs to the list below.

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Pi Day

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Here at Allagash, we love food. All kinds of food. So when we heard that Pi Day was coming up, we knew what to do.

On March 14th, from 6-8pm, we’ll be hosting Pi Day in the tasting room! Come in on Thursday to get a slice of blueberry, pecan, or apple pie made by Union Street Bakery in Brunswick.
For those of you who have a harder time making decisions about what beer-and-pie pairing you’d prefer, we’ll have suggested pairings to give you the ultimate pie and beer drinking experience.
This is not a ticketed event. Slices of pie will be for sale with beers sold separately.
Come in and get your slices while pies last!

Allagash Oyster Roast

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Come out to the Original Crab Shack for an all-you-can-eat oyster roast for just $20. The featured beer is our very own award-winning Belgian-style wheat beer Allagash White. We’ll have other drink specials for the evening as well as cornhole, for in between plates of oysters. Come hungry!

An Evening with Allagash

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In short, this evening pairs well-made beer with well-made cuisine. We teamed up with Solo Italiano to create a curated pairing menu that matches Italian delicacies with wine barrel-aged beer. This is going to be a memorable evening of food and drink, don’t miss it.

Thursday Thing: Beer 101

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Join us February 21st, 6-8 pm, for a look into Allagash’s barrel-aged beer program. This session will allow you to see our beer in a new way and learn more about this beloved style!

This awesome opportunity will include:
– a brief history of barrel-aged beers at Allagash
– 8 samples of beer, including 4 barrel-aged beers
– a peek into our quality control program
– barrel-aging experiments

Cheese platter and snacks will be provided!
This is a ticketed event with limited space available. Make sure to grab your ticket today!

Smelting huts on a frozen river

How to: Go on a Smelting Trip

By Beer-pairing, recipes, and more, Blog
If you’re looking for a winter activity that gets you outdoors, indoors, and fishing at the same time, we recommend going smelting. Imagine this: a hut warmed through with the fragrant heat of a log-fed stove. Friends around, sharing beer and stories. All the while, out of the corner of your eye, you’re watching a line that dives into flowing water beneath a foot of ice—waiting for a telltale tug. Read More

Allagash Brewing Company Beer Hearts Chocolate event poster

Beer Hearts Chocolate

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Come on down to the brewery on February 14th for a decadent chocolate and beer pairing event. We’re working with five local bakers, chocolatiers, and restaurateurs to bring you five specially made chocolate treats that pair perfectly with five of our beers! The beers of choice will be Allagash White, Pick Your Own, Ganache, Allagash Black, and Coolship Red. And just to make absolutely sure you’re feeling the love, the amazing Adam Waxman will serenade you while you savor the pairings. We’ll also have a festive Valentine-making station so you can impress your honey. Best of all—proceeds go to The American Heart Association.

Please note– Tickets are timed this year. You will not be let in before the time on your ticket

Aroostook County Wheat at Buck Farms

The Journey to One Million

By Inside Allagash, Sustainability, Philanthropy, B Corporation, Blog, Beer Releases and Brewery News
More than ever in our brewery’s history, we’re using Maine-grown grains to make our beer. In 2016, we made the pledge to increase our usage of local grain—that year, we ended up using around 65,000 pounds. In 2017, we increased it to around 150,000 pounds, and in 2018, 280,000 pounds. By 2020, we had hit 728,000 pounds. Read More

Ri Ra Passport Series

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We’re tapping a long list of special beers at Ri Ra for this beer-focused installment of their Passport Series events. Stop by for a taste of some tasty, limited Allagash beer.
 
Some of the beer you’ll see on tap:
 
Belfius
Curieux
Ganache
Golden Brett
Pictavia
And some other special surprises (think peaches).

Astoria Craft Bingo Night

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We’re coming to Astoria Craft for Bingo Night, and we’re bringing some beer and swag with us. Come out for bingo, samples of Allagash beer, and maybe you’ll come away with some gear to boot. See you there!

Allagash Takes the Taps

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Allagash is coming to Hobie’s Sports Den and bringing quite a few beers with them.
 
We’ve got plenty of specialty beers that are rarely poured outside of the brewery. The list includes:
 
Florette
James Bean
Little Brett
Pilsner with Brettanomyces
Pictavia
Curieux
And more!

Thursday Thing – Bingo Night

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What else can we say, except: it’s Bingo time! Our tasting room will be open until 8:00, whether you’re playing or just watching. Winners will get sweet Allagash gear, and we’ll be pouring a plethora of tasty beers. Bingo kicks off at 6:00.

Après Ski Party

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Kick off those boots for an après ski party with Allagash Brewing Company! After you come off the mountain, we’ll be ready with delicious Belgian-style beers and some sweet giveaways. We’re throwing three parties with Shawnee Peak this winter: on Dec. 29, Jan. 12, and Feb. 23.

Thursday Thing – Bingo Night

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What else can we say, except: it’s Bingo time! Our tasting room will be open until 8:00, whether you’re playing or just watching. Winners will get sweet Allagash gear, and we’ll be pouring a plethora of tasty beers. Bingo kicks off at 6:00.

Allagash Tap Takeover

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We’re bringing out eight special beers to Beers and Cheers Too. Come out for a taste of our wild and sour program. You’ll be able to enjoy some rare, tasty beers like:

Bon Vieux Temps
Interlude
James Bean
St. Klippenstein
and more…

Thursday Thing – Board Game Night

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Join us at the brewery for an evening of beer and board games. We’ll be open until 8:00pm, ready for you to stop in and enjoy any board game you choose. Bring your own, or play one of ours, or just stop by for a beer. Whatever fits your fancy.

Ugly Sweater Party

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Allagash and Cushnoc Brewing are teaming up to throw a massively multi-colored ugly sweater party at Nosh. You bring your best holiday sweater, we’ll bring a big tap takeover of tasty beers. No tickets necessary.

Mystery Beer Night

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Think you know beer? Think you know beer, BLIND? Here’s your chance to test your palate with four special Allagash beers. We’ll give you the tasting notes, and you’ll get four beers to match them with. And what better venue than the craft beer mecca, the Great Lost Bear.
 
Come out and bring your taste buds with you.

Boston Beer and BBQ Fest

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Come join Allagash as well as 24 New England craft brewers and cideries along with 7 local BBQ joints. We’ll be pouring Allagash White, Pilsner with Brettanomyces, and Curieux. We’ll be there for 3 sessions.

Friday 6-9:30

Sat 1-4:30

Sun 6-9:30

Grab your tickets. Come hungry (and thirsty).

Fall Haul

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Taking place across the street from the brewery, at 81 Industrial Way, our Fall Haul event will feature eight different bottles of our wild beers for sale, including the debut of this year’s vintage of FV13, plus others from our deep stash. But don’t come just for the bottles; we’ll also have live music, games, t-shirt screen printing on site, paired beer/cheese tastings, food from Fishin’ Ships truck, and more.

Guests will be assigned numbers based on order of arrival at 81 Industrial Way, enabling everyone to stroll and enjoy the event until it’s their turn to have a chance to purchase bottles.  Limited free parking is available on-street.

FV13 has spent the last four years fermenting and maturing in our largest oak foudre on wild yeast and bacteria strains. We’re always excited to release this beer. In fact, it was the impetus behind our idea to celebrate the passage of time and changing of seasons by releasing it along with some of our other favorite beers from the past.

As an added bonus, bottle pours of Wild Friendship Blend, our spontaneously fermented collaboration with Russian River and Cantillon, will be available for sale at the event. 100% of proceeds will benefit our friends at  Full Plates Full Potential who are working to end childhood hunger in Maine. This beer hasn’t made a public appearance in Maine since 2015.

The Tasting Room will also be open at 50 Industrial Way until 7pm.

Here’s the full list of beers available for sale:

Belfius
Little Sal
Cuveé d’Industrial
Neddles
Midnight Brett
Hive 56
Coolship Resurgam 2017
FV13 2018

Allagash Sunday Brunch

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Get ready to brunch with the best of them. We’re teaming up with the Pour House to help you achieve your brunching dreams. We’ll have special, rarely seen beers to enjoy with delicious fare prepared by the Pour House.
 
Beers on offer will include: Cultivé, Pilsner with Brettanomyces, St. Klippenstein, and more.
 
No tickets necessary. We’ll see you out there!

Into the Wild

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We’re heading to Sam’s Quik Shop for one wild evening. On 9/7, we’ll be bringing out a boatload of some of our most sought-after wild beer. There will be kegs tapped and bottles poured all night. Here’s a taste of what you can expect:

Draft:
Coolship Red
Farm to Face
Pick Your Own
Florette
2014 Fluxus
and more…

Bottles:
Neddles
Emile
Cuvee d’Industrial
James and Julie
Farm to Face 2015
Interlude 2015
and more…

It’s going to be huge, so grab a friend and come on by.

Coastal Toast

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Craft beer and fresh seafood, a timeless pairing. Well, the time is now to rediscover why.
 
We’re pulling out a bunch of rare beers from our wild beer cellar to pair with delicious seafood dishes prepared by the stellar kitchen at TexiKo.
 
The draft list will include:
 
Avancé
Pilsner with Brettanomyces
Saison Gratis
St. Klippenstein
and more!
 
No tickets necessary. Just bring yourself and an appetite for good food and drink. We’ll see you then.

Allagash Extravaganza

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This is going to be one serious draft list for all of your Philly-area Allagash fans.
 
Most notable on the docket is Coolship Red, our spontaneously fermented beer aged on raspberries. From brewing to pouring, this one takes over two years. This is the first time we’ve brewed enough to send it outside of our brewery, so stop by and enjoy a taste of this rare Allagash gem.
 
Not to be overshadowed, the rest of the draft list will be filled with:
Two Lights
Confluence
Nancy
Pilsner with Brettanomyces
and more!
 
See you there!

Annual Allagash Beach Bash

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32 taps of Allagash beer. That’s a whole LOTTA beer. If you’ve ever wanted to try a limited-release Allagash beer, but couldn’t make it by the brewery, this would be the one to check out.
 
If past Beach Bashes have shown us anything, it’s that this night will be an excellent time. See you out there!

What About Barrels

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For this tap takeover, we’ll be featuring some of our favorite barrel-aged beers at Barleygarden.
 
The range of flavors a barrel can impart in a beer are many. One example would be vanilla and coconut notes you get from an oak barrel. Another would be the flavor of whatever spirit the barrel previously held—anything from red wine to bourbon. We think of barrels as just another ingredient in beer, and a way to get unique flavors into our beer.
 
This is going to be a delicious and enjoyably educational evening for all involved. Hope to see you there!

Harvest Brew

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For the third year in a row, Allagash and Three Penny are teaming up to bring you something special. On Friday September 21—the closest Friday to the Harvest Moon—we’re pouring a bounty of delicious fruited sours. The brewery was patient in brewing and aging these rare beers, and the taproom restrained themselves from putting them on tap. It’s time for Harvest Brew!

Microfestivus

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This established beer festival that is now in it’s 21st  year. Featuring more than 200 beers, this is one big and excellent charity fundraiser.

Allagash will be there pouring some of our favorites: White, Curieux, and Hoppy Table Beer. Stop by, say hi, and enjoy some Belgian-style beer.

Endless Summer – A Night with Allagash

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This ginormous tap takeover will feature summer weather, excellent beers, and friends you just haven’t made yet. Some of the many beers we’ll be featuring on tap are:
 
Little Brett
Pick Your Own
Strictivus
Two Lights
And more…
 
See you out there!

An Evening with Allagash

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We’re taking over the taps at the legendary Brick Store Pub with one heck of a selection of rare beer. On top of that beer list is Coolship Red, a spontaneously fermented beer aged on raspberries that rarely makes it outside of our brewery. We’ll be tapping that one at 6pm sharp, so mark your calendar and set your alarms (if you’re quite serious about getting a glass or two).

We’ll also be pouring Allagash favorites like Pick Your Own, Interlude, St. Klippenstein, Little Brett, Saison Gratis and many more. It’ll be a fine day for Allagash fans. See you there!

Re-Resurrect the Funk

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This is going to be one funky tap takeover. The fine hosts at Nonic will be putting eight Allagash beers on tap, including favorites from our wild beer program. Beers like Pick Your Own, Saison Gratis, Little Brett, Verdomme, and more!
 
On top of all that fine beer, we’ll be jamming out to a specially curated funky playlist with Bootsy Collins. Bring your dancin’ and beer enjoyin’ shoes. You know the ones.

Beer & Cheese

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Beer and cheese is an oft-overlooked pairing. The range of flavor-profiles in the brewer’s toolkit always makes for surprising and delicious combinations in our experience. This beer and cheese tasting will feature some new and unique Allagash beers including:
Pilsner with Brettanomyces, Saison Gratis, Pick Your Own, White, and more.
 
Come out to The Wine Source and expand your palate with some truly special beer and cheese pairings.

Night at the Ginger Man

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This event was more than a year in the making. We’ll be serving up some of the rarer and more sought after beers in the Allagash lineup.
 
A big part of this event will be Coolship Red, a spontaneously fermented beer aged on raspberries that only rarely makes an appearance outside of the brewery itself. Tart. Funky. Complex. A true treat of a beer.
 
On top of that we’ll be serving Pilsner with Brettanomyces, James Bean, Saison Gratis, and more.

An Evening with Allagash

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Allagash is teaming up with our friends at Lake Tahoe AleWorX to bring you an absolutely stunning list of beers. We’ll let this preview of the over 20 beers we’ll have on tap speak for itself:

White
Tripel
Curieux
Saison
Hoppy Table Beer
Black
James Bean
Hibernal Fluxus
St. Klippenstein
Interlude
Little Brett
Pilsner with Brettanomyces
Two Lights
And more…

Allagash and Oysters

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Come out for buck-a-shuck oysters and some of the freshest Belgian-style beer around. We’re bringing out a big list of wild and sour beers from the brewery like James and Julie, Mattina Rossa, and Nancy. And of course, we’ll have classic beer and oyster pairing favorites like Tripel, Allagash White. Bring your appetite.

Wild Beer Roundup (South)

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Stop by Tasty Beverage for a big old wild beer event with Allagash. We’ll be serving a flight of bottle pours from some rare wild beers. Eight different Allagash beers will also be on draft including Pick Your Own, Saison Gratis, Interlude 2016, Little Brett, and special guest beer Coolship Red (which will be tapped at 6:30 sharp)!

Coolship Cerise and Avancé Release

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We are super pumped to be releasing two classic beers from our stable, including one that hasn’t shown its face in a couple of years: Avancé and Coolship Cerise!

Avancé (2 bottle limit) is a complex sour ale with aromas of strawberry preserves and toasted oak. Berries and more oak continue in the flavor, which concludes with a warm, sweet finish. The beer is brewed with multiple sugars including molasses, date sugar, white cane sugar, and dark rock candi. It’s then fermented with four different yeast strains and aged in oak bourbon barrels for a year with Lactobacillus and Pediococcus. After transferring the beer to stainless we add one pound per gallon of fresh, locally picked strawberries and age it for another six months.

Coolship Cerise (no bottle limit) is aged on cherries for six months in oak wine barrels. We use 100 lbs of fresh Maine cherries (a blend of Montmorency and Balaton varieties) per oak barrel. The beer is pale red in color with cherry and spice in the aroma. Cherry, oak and spice punctuate the flavor. A dry finish rounds out this tart and delightfully complex beer.

Cerise and Avancé are some of our favorites and we are extremely excited to share them with you! They will be available starting July 14th, 10:30 am at the brewery along with some tasty donuts from The Cookie Jar and coffee from Coffee By Design. These beers are both delicious and limited, meaning we can’t guarantee they will last long, so drop by sooner rather than later to grab a few bottles!

Street Fair Pre-Party

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Allagash returns to the Bear for another raucous pre-Street Fair extravaganza. You can expect many, many Allagash Beers on draft. We’ll also be giving away 3 pairs of free tickets to the Street Fair.
 
As an added bonus, Hoppy Table Beer will be on special all day for $2.99.
 
Good times? Good times.

Coolship Pêche and Nancy Release

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We’ve got a new face and a familiar friend being released at the brewery on June 16th: Coolship Pêche and Nancy!

Coolship Pêche marries the delicate flavor of farm-fresh peaches with our Coolship beer’s signature notes of tart funk, apricot, and oak. In line with traditional Belgian brewing methods, this beer starts with Pilsner malt, 40% raw wheat, and aged whole-leaf hops. The unfermented wort is then transferred to a large shallow pan called a coolship, which allows the wort to mingle with wild yeast and souring microbiota in the Maine air. The beer then ferments and ages in French oak wine barrels for roughly two years. To finish, we add fresh, Maine-grown peaches and let the barrels rest for another five months before the beer is ready for bottles. Coolship Pêche is only available at the brewery and has a 2 bottle limit.

Nancy is a tart red ale that brings local cherries together with Brettanomyces yeast. The beer is brewed onto a blend of Maine-grown Balaton and Montmorrency cherries. It ferments for over a year in a stainless steel tank with the cherries and Brettanomyces. Copper in color, Nancy features a medley of citrus, cherry, and pie spice notes, with a hint of graham cracker. The finish is dry and refreshingly tart. Nancy is only available at the brewery and has no bottle limit.

You can find both at the brewery starting June 16th at 10:30 am, where we will have coffee and donuts for everyone who visits. However, we cannot guarantee how long these beers will be sticking around, so be sure to drop by sooner rather than later.

empty allagash brewing company bottles

Brewing Better Beer – Oxygen, the Enemy of Beer

By Blog, What About Beer?, Quality Control
Any time that a beer is transferred from one vessel to another, it has the possibility of picking up oxygen. If done well, that amount can be infinitesimal. If it’s not done well, a whole heck ton of oxygen can get in. Before beer is sealed into a can, bottle, or keg, the total amount of oxygen the beer has picked up is called DO (Dissolved Oxygen). Whether or not there is any DO in the beer before packaging depends on how the beer was made: was it aged in barrels? Was it transferred through multiple containers? Did something go wrong? Read More

blank bottles on the allagash bottling line

Brewing Better Beer – The Art of Packaging

By Quality Control, What About Beer?, Blog
The goal of packaging beer is this: get the freshest possible beer to a beer drinker. While it may sound rudimentary, it’s something our team works tirelessly to improve.

If our quality control measures on our packaging line were an iceberg, the following list would be the top of the tip. Rather than list every single thing, we’ve pulled out some of the more visual ways our team makes sure that beer moves faultlessly from our tanks to a package to your hand to your stomach. Read More

Allagash Release Party

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Come celebrate a couple special Allagash releases at Salud! We’ll be raising a glass or two to three special beers: Curieux in 12 oz bottles, Pick Your Own—a sour beer aged on blueberries, cherries, strawberries and raspberries—and Little Brett! All beers will be available on draft and to go.

Brunch with Allagash

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We’re bringing out some rare (delicious) beers for a brunch spectacular with our friends at Kardinal Hall. Along with brunch staples, you’ll be able to enjoy beers like:
 
Saison
James Bean
Tripel
James & Julie
and more…
 
Bring some friends and conversation, we’ll do the rest!

Allagash Charity Crawfish Boil

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We’re putting on a tap takeover with some very rare, and very delicious Allagash beers, all for charity. Stop by Beer Run and enjoy a crawfish boil* and pours of Coolship Red, Saison Gratis, Pick Your Own, Map 40, and more.

 

*food tickets are now sold out but there will be plenty of beer available for anyone who stops by!

Philly Beer Week Allagash events

Philly Beer Week 2018 – Full Allagash Event List

By Beer Releases and Brewery News, Blog
Philly Beer Week (running from June 1st-10th) is one giant hodgepodge of craft beer-related awesomeness. So many great breweries descend on Philadelphia for an entire week of wonderful events. We’re happy to say we’re in on the fun in a big way. Below, you’ll find a list of every event where you’ll be able to find some Allagash beer pouring. See you out there! Read More

Fermentors in a row at Allagash brewing company

Brewing Better Beer – Fine-Tuning Fermentation

By What About Beer?, Quality Control, Blog

“Fermentation and civilization are inseparable.”

John Ciardi

Yeast is the reason we’re here right now. The reason why you’re reading this, the reason why we wrote this post (or wrote anything about Allagash at all). Fermentation is a yeast cell’s goal in life. Valiantly turning sugar into alcohol, carbonation, and tasty esters. What we’re going to talk about here is how we handle fermentation at the brewery, and how we coerce these wonderfully hungry organisms into making consistent, delicious beer.

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Saison Day at Max Lager’s

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Our fifth annual celebration of saisons is coming up at Max Lager’s. Across the country, Allagash is partnering with friends at local breweries to put together curated tap lists of the best farmhouse-style ales around. Come on out for a humongous tap list of great beer and even better company on April 14th. We’ll see you there!

Saison Day at the Rare Barrel

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Our annual celebration of saisons is returning to the Rare Barrel. Across the country, Allagash is partnering with friends at local breweries to put together curated tap lists of the best farmhouse-style ales around. Come on out for excellent beers and even better company on April 14th. We’ll see you there!

Saison Day at Oxbow

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Our annual celebration of saisons is returning to Oxbow’s spot on Washington Ave. in Portland. Across the country, Allagash is partnering with friends at local breweries to put together curated tap lists of the best farmhouse-style ales around. Come on out for great saisons and even better company on April 14th. We’ll see you there!

Allagash Job Fair

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NOTE: The Job Fair has been re-scheduled due to weather. The event will now take place on 3/22.
Looking for seasonal employment?  Appreciate beer and love talking to customers?
We’re hiring for our busy summer season in the Allagash tasting room!
Join us at the Allagash Job Fair on Thursday, March 22nd anytime from 5:30-7:30pm to apply and chat with one of our friendly interviewers.
Please bring a resume with you.
Seasonal full time and part time roles available.  Weekends required; must be 21 by May 1, 2018 for consideration.
Allagash Wild Beer Roundup

Wild Beer Roundup 2018 – Full Bottle List

By Blog, Beer Releases and Brewery News
Allagash Wild Beer Roundup
The Wild Beer Roundup is around the corner. Everyone at Allagash is getting pumped up for another day of fun, games, and loads of gems from the Allagash cellars. On Saturday (1/27) we’ll throw the brewery doors open at 8:00 AM—though in years past people have lined up before. Beers go on sale at 9:00 AM sharp.

Without further ado, here’s the wild—as in, “holy dang that’s a wild amount of beer”—bottle list for this year’s roundup: Read More

Allagash Brewing Company Map 40

The Making of Map 40

By Beer Releases and Brewery News, Blog
Map 40 is a Belgian-style stout blended with cold-brewed coffee. Which means that on top of brewing the beer, we have to make a whole boat-load of coffee. That being the case, we thought we’d take advantage of this extra, caffeinated step by giving you a look inside the process. Below, you’ll find a brief pictorial journey into how locally roasted coffee finds its way into a Belgian-style stout.

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10 Portland Burgers We Love

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Allagash Burger Blog - Woodford FB
Patty. Bun. Toppings.

When it comes to making a burger, those three elements are pretty much all you have to work with. That’s what makes this list of some of our favorite burgers even more impressive. And with so many great restaurants and chefs around Portland, narrowing it down wasn’t easy. Certain chefs have opted for the tried-and-true. Others have grabbed the burger idea and run sideways. Whatever type of burger you prefer, something on this list will hit your particular spot.
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Chef’s Dinner Series: Allagash

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Hugo’s is pleased to announce the next installment of our dining series from James Beard Award-winning chefs Mike Wiley & Andrew Taylor! Throughout the year we will be hosting five-course tasting menu dinners inspired by different countries and regions, and their cuisine.

On November 8th we’ll be keeping things Maine-focused, with a regionally inspired 5 course prixe-fixe menu paired with some outstanding beers from our friends at Allagash! The doors will open at 6, beginning with a canapé reception. Come raise a glass with us as we celebrate autumn!

Tickets are now available for $150 per person, inclusive of tax, service, beer, food: everything.

Please note that the menu will be fixed; we are happy to accomodate allergies or restrictions with advance notice. Email info@hugos.net with any special notes or questions you may have!

Allagash Oyster Shucking

How to Shuck an Oyster

By Blog, Beer-pairing, recipes, and more
Facing down a whole oyster can be daunting. The thin hinge. The craggy shell. The foreboding, rock-like inanimate-ness. We understand.

However hard the process of shucking appears, the right technique and some hands-on experience will have you opening fresh oysters in no time. The steps below, and visual aids, will help you get your first oysters open. Read More

Allagash Wild Beer

What is: Wild Beer

By What About Beer?, Blog
What we call wild beer, many other people call “sour” beer. This is purely a preference, and not any hard and fast rule. But we wanted to explain why we feel like “wild” works a bit harder than “sour,” and what wild beers are to us.

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6-pack of Allagash White bottles and chalice

What’s in Allagash White?

By Blog, What About Beer?

In part one of this blog series, we outlined what white beers are. Now we cover Allagash White.

“This beer is kind of weird.” At least that was what Rob Tod, the future founder of Allagash, thought when trying his first Belgian-style white beer. His roommate had brought home a six pack of Celis White. While that first sip may have struck him as unfamiliar, the last sip in the bottle left him intrigued. By the end of the six-pack, he was enthralled.

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Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland – Dog Adoption Event

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We’ll be hosting the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland for a very special dog adoption event. The event will feature:

– Puppies at the brewery, ready to be whisked off to a forever home
– A photo station set up for dog portraits (bring your pooch)
– Treats!
– Plus all leash and collar sales will be donated directly to the Animal Refuge League.

The event runs from 2:00 until 4:00, but we recommend coming early if you want to bring home a puppy—they usually find homes quickly. As an added bonus, two beers will have just released the day before. Brett IPA, a tropically hoppy beer fermented with 100% Brettanomyces. And Two Lights, a spritzy summer beer fermented with both lager and champagne yeast.

Allagash White

What is a White Beer?

By Blog, What About Beer?
At Allagash we love witbiers, literally translated from Flemish to mean “white beers.” Originating in Belgium, this style of beer is delicious, refreshing, and balanced in a way that makes it enjoyable to come back to again and again. And because we can’t get enough, we wanted to take a little time to talk about the style’s origins.

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Allagash cuvee d'industrial emptying barrels

Why Blend Beer?

By What About Beer?, Blog
Blending beer is exactly what it sounds like. Practically, it involves a brewer sampling multiple beers and then determining (with specific measurements and careful sensory analysis) the right combination of flavors. In barrel-aged beers, this involves pulling nails from the front of aging barrels and sampling the liquid therein. Read More

Bite Into Maine Lobster Roll

Thirteen Lobster Rolls We Love

By Beer-pairing, recipes, and more, Blog
A real beaut from Bite Into Maine

 

We could go on about our love of lobster rolls for pages and pages, but really, we know that you just want to get to the list. To briefly disclaim: this list is not complete. There are nearly countless amazing lobster rolls across Maine. These are just some of our favorites—in no particular order or rank. We’d also encourage you to try pairing one or all of these with your Allagash beer of choice this summer (we prefer White with our lobster). We suspect you’ll be the opposite of disappointed.

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Sean’s Maine Lobster Boil: How to

By Beer-pairing, recipes, and more, Recipes
Allagash Lobster Boil
Want to hold a lobster boil that would make a true Mainah proud? Luckily, you don’t need to be thigh-deep in a snowbank on the rocky coast to pull off a Maine-style feast. Our favorite brewer/cook Sean prepared a truly memorable lobster boil with only a large pot and normal-sized grill. As we found, with some pretty minimal prep and the right ingredients, you can boil crustaceans and corn with the best of them.

Here’s what you’ll need for a meal that serves two (hungry people):

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A Pairing Dinner with Good To-Go

By Blog, Beer Releases and Brewery News
Good to-go allagash black
We’ve paired our beer with quite a bit of food, but not like this. Recently, a team from Allagash took a drive down to the headquarters of Good To-Go in Kittery, Maine. Good To-Go is the brainchild of a power couple: professional cook Jennifer Scism—seriously, she beat Mario Batali on Iron Chef—and David Kooritz, an active outdoorsman and super-interesting dude—he’s been everything from an emergency room nurse to a ski patroller.

Thanks to our love for exploring the wilder areas of our mutual state, we’ve had the pleasure of eating a couple meals from Good To-Go. And when we got in touch with the Good To-Go team about a pairing dinner, they were all for it.

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gose gueuze Allagash blog

Gueuze and Gose – What’s the difference?

By What About Beer?, Blog
This post was contributed by our VIP Tour Coordinator and Certified Cicerone, Lindsay Bohanske.

 

One of the best things about working in the Allagash tasting room is simply talking to people about beer. And while talking about Coolship Resurgam (our interpretation of a Lambic-style gueuze) I’ve noticed many furrowed brows. That’s how this blog post was born.

There are two beers out there that sound sort of similar, but are actually extremely different: gose and gueuze (you’ll also see it spelled geuze). To further confuse the issue, both beers fall in the wildly varied category of “sour” beers and they both contain a pretty high portion of wheat. That’s about where the similarities end.

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Maine Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese Recipe

By Recipes, Beer-pairing, recipes, and more
lobster mac n cheese
Our friends over at Maine Lobster came to us with a delicious recipe for Maine lobster Mac ‘n’ cheese. Naturally, our first inclination was to test it out with a cold bottle of Allagash White. Our resident chef/senior brewer, Sean Ellsworth, whipped up this recipe and it turned out to be just as delicious as it looks on paper (or screen). Plus, we were happy to discover that White’s notes citrus and spice complemented the savory creaminess of the cheese and subtle, briny flavor of the lobster.
You can find the recipe below.

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Wild beer roundup

Wild Beer Roundup

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Yeehaw! It’s Wild Beer Roundup time! On Sat. 1/28, you’ll get a chance to rope yourself some limited Allagash beer. Doors open at 8:00 AM for doughnuts, coffee, and games. Beer goes on sale right at 9:00 AM and will remain until it sells out. Games and activities will probably end around 11:00 AM, so get there early for the full experience!

 

The full Beer list includes:

Pick Your Own

Little Sal

Cuvée D’Industrial

2014 Resurgam

2015 Resurgam

Midnight Brett

Monmouth Red

2015 Farm to Face

2016 Farm to Face

Hive 56

FV13

 

See y’all there.

filling barrels with coolship

Coolship Part Three: Barrels and Beyond

By What About Beer?, Blog
In 2007, Allagash had already been brewing according to key parts of Belgian tradition: using unconventional ingredients, bottle conditioning, and barrel aging. Brewing with a coolship was, oddly enough, the next logical step.

When talking about spontaneously fermented beer, it’s better to think of the barrel not as a container, but as an environment. Oxygen ingress—minute amounts of oxygen allowed into the barrel by the natural pores in the wood—has a profound effect on the beer.

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brewing coolship

Coolship Part Two: The Brew

By What About Beer?, Blog
You’re looking at the swirling vortex of a turbid mash.

 

Normally, when brewing pretty much any style of beer, there are a couple things you want: clear, pure wort, fresh hops, and a well-behaved strain of yeast. Brewing spontaneously fermented beer turns those three requirements on their heads.

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Coolship Part One: What is a Coolship?

By What About Beer?, Blog
In the fall of 2007 Rob Tod had an idea. Rob, the founder of Allagash, wanted to build a small, unheated shed with a vessel resembling a massive brownie pan inside of it. Then, he wanted to pump steaming, cloudy unfermented wort into that pan, let it sit out in the open overnight, and subsequently barrel age it for up to three years. In short: he wanted to brew with a coolship.

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Allagash Trifle with Interlude Sabayon and Black Ginger Cake

By Beer-pairing, recipes, and more, Recipes
Recently, we had an amazing beer dinner with our friends at Simon Pearce—turns out they’re just as masterful cooks as they are glassblowers. In fact, we had such a memorable time that we couldn’t help but ask them to create a recipe with our beer. The beer was Interlude, a tart, vinous beer that’s fermented with a blend of yeasts then aged in red wine barrels.

They came back with one better: a trifle that uses our Interlude in the sabayon—a light custard made from sugar, egg yolks and, traditionally, wine—and Allagash Black in their ginger cake. The short version: it blew our minds.

The recipe for this incredible dish is below.

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The Story of Interlude

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Interlude’s importance to Allagash goes beyond its myriad flavors including pear, apricot, graham cracker, and bread crust. The beer’s story is deeply intertwined with a rogue strain of native Brettanomyces. Instead of going on about it in type, we’ll just let Jason, our brewmaster, explain.

Our Local Fruit Farmers

By Blog, Beer Releases and Brewery News

Cherries so ripe you can smell them through your screen. Seriously.

The quality of our beer is beholden to the ingredients we make it from. Which is why we buy our ingredients locally whenever we can. And one ingredient that we love to buy local is fruit. It’s the best way to ensure sure that the strawberries, blueberries, peaches (or whatever else we decide to dump in our tanks) fill our beers with unmistakably fresh flavor.

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Beer Dinner at Simon Pearce

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Join us for a special event with Simon Pearce

Allagash Beer Dinner, Thursday, September 15, 5:30pm

Five-Course Dinner

Two ticket options available:
$55 per person plus tax and gratuity or
$75 per person plus tax and gratuity includes a limited edition Allagash Brewing Company Glass made by Simon Pearce glassblowers.

Make your reservation by calling 802-295-1470

Limited to the first 50 reservations.

Curieux Doughnuts

By Recipes, Beer-pairing, recipes, and more

It’s obligatory to show the finished product first.

This summer, two of the fine chefs—Chef Justin and Chef Powder—from Earth at Hidden Pond developed a crazy-tasty recipe for Curieux Doughnuts. Since we’re big fans of enjoying Curieux in its liquid form, we were understandably excited to try it in doughnut form.  

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Allagash Virtual Tour

By Blog, Beer Releases and Brewery News
Recently, our talented friends at Knack Factory put together this interactive, virtual tour of our brewery. In the video, the excellent Emily and Tim, who both work in our tasting room, take you into the brewhouse, through the bottling line, and even into the barrel room where our wild beers age (sounds like a good book title).

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Sean’s Mixed Fruit Pie

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We found that fruit pies pair particularly well with Curieux, our bourbon barrel-aged ale. So we solicited Sean Ellsworth, a native Mainer, graduate of Johnson & Wales culinary school, lover of rhubarb, and brewer here at Allagash to give a lesson in pie making. We hope you enjoy his recipe as much as we did!

 

DOUGH:

The first step to making a pie is creating the dough. This is much easier than you may initially think, and while you can certainly use store-bought dough, it just tastes, and feels, better knowing you made it yourself.

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oak foudre

FV13 Emerges From its Foudre

By Blog, Beer Releases and Brewery News

The FV13 foudre.

The foudre: magnificent staple of the wine world turned wonderful tool for craft brewers. A foudre (pronounced either foe-der, foo-druh, or foo-der depending on who you ask) is basically a huge, wooden tank, historically used for the storing and maturation of wine. FV13 was aged in such a tank.

Not only was FV13 aged in a foudre, but it was the first beer that Allagash brewers ever aged in one. Sure, our brewers had experience with barrel aging before FV13, but we still had a lot to learn about the mighty foudre.

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Cookin’ with Allagash

By Beer Releases and Brewery News, Blog
For fourteen years now, Allagash has held “Cookin’ with Allagash,” a cooking contest for students of ICE, the Institute of Culinary Education. Each year, ICE students are invited to submit a recipe inspired by a given Allagash beer: this year’s was Sixteen Counties. Of the recipes submitted, only three are chosen by a panel of ICE chefs. The students are then given a chance to cook their selected recipe in person, in the hopes of winning up to $2,000 in scholarship money.

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Saison Day 2020 – Burial Beer Co.

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Join Allagash and Burial Beer Co. for a celebration of saisons on April 4th. Like all of the Saison Days before it, this year’s event will feature a deep tap list of saisons from Allagash, Burial, and a couple of very special friends.

Saison actually means “season” in French, a reference to the fact that the beer was brewed seasonally. Way back when, Belgian farmers, using ingredients they had on hand—barley, rye, spelt, or anything else, really—brewed their beer to be stored and drank in the hot summer months. It’s this varied and delicious tradition that we’re celebrating with a host of different saison-style beers.

Come on out to Burial Beer Co.’s incredible Forestry Camp on April 4th to join your local craft brew-loving friends in enjoying a saison.

 

THE BEER LIST (so far)

Allagash

Saison – A rustic and dry Belgian farmhouse-style ale.

Cascara Saison –  A lightly tart, tropically fruity, balanced saison brewed with cascara. 

Interlude – A complex, tart ale aged in red wine barrels with Brettanomyces.

Sumac Saison – A light amber wheat beer with an array of floral and tropical notes including lemon, citrus, and peppery spice. 5.8% ABV

Saison Gratis – Open-fermented saison where tartness balances fruit notes, hops, and a dry mouthfeel. 7.2% ABV

Coolship Resurgam (2019) – Complex flavors including apricot and lemon zest define this tart, barrel-aged blend of spontaneously fermented beer. 6.3% ABV

The Daring Man – A wild blend of saison and muscat grape must. Tart notes of orange, pineapple, grape. Finishes dry. 9.0% ABV

 

Burial

Levitation Of the Overlord – Port Barrel-Aged Mixed Culture Ale- collaboration with Birds Fly South

Premonition of the Goddess – Mixed Culture-Ale with Traminette and Pinot Gris Wine – collab with Pleb Urban Winery

Separation Of Light and Darkness – Golden Sour with NC peaches

Garden Of Earthly Delights – Barrel-Aged Mixed Culture Ale with Apple, Pear, Ginger, Lemon Verbena, and Meyer Lemon Zest

 

Guests

Oxbow – Phosphorescence Barrel Aged Farmhouse Ale

Fonta Flora – Errday Mixed-Culture Petit Saison

Holy Mountain- The Gray Tower Barrel Blended Mixed Culture Saison

Jester King- SAISON AMÉRICAINE

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