Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, Maine) has announced that Little Brett Ale is officially heading back to shelves and taps this month for a limited release.
Returning as Allagash Brewing Company’s low ABV option for summer, Little Brett is a lighter Ale fermented in stainless “with 100% Brettanomyces yeast and hopped and dry-hopped exclusively with Mosaic hops.” Those two ingredients work with one malt – a house 2-Row Blend – to produce “a hazy, straw-colored” Little Brett (4.8% ABV) that offers “notes of pineapple, citrus, and even a little bit of tartness.”
“The beer is really process-driven,” said Evan Culver, the brewer behind Little Brett’s original recipe. “Getting the brew, fermentation, and dry hopping right is what really brings out that range of flavors.”
Little Brett is rolling out now and will hang around as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Georgia, Maine and throughout the rest of Allagash Brewing’s distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Little Brett Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Release – Limited, late May/early June 2018
Style – American Wild Ale
ABV – 4.8%
Malts – Allagash 2-Row Blend
Hops – Mosaic
Yeast – House Brettanomyces
Fun Fact – On working with Brettanomyces: “Brettanomyces yeast presents another brewing challenge. It differs from typical brewers yeast (saccharomyces) in that it often takes months to ferment, rather than weeks. It can also be finicky in in its fermentation patterns, something the brewers at Allagash have become quite accustomed to wrangling.”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Distribution – Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, California, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Chicagoland, & Philadelphia.
Beer Finder – https://www.allagash.com/locator/