Allagash Brewing Sends Pick Your Own Out for Wide Distribution

AllagashPYOpourAllagash Brewing Company (Portland, Maine) has officially announced that Pick Your Own, a Limited Release mixed berry Sour Red Ale, is available now for the first time in all of the brewery’s areas of distribution.

Previously only released as an ultra-limited, taproom-only offering from Allagash Brewing, Pick Your Own (6.4% ABV) is a Belgian-style Sour Red Ale that is aged for three months on the following fruits sourced from local farmers:

  • Strawberries and Cherries from Doles Orchard in Limington, Maine
  • Blueberries from Tavern Hill Farms in Windham, Maine
  • Raspberries from Goss Berry Farm in Mechanic Falls, Maine

This treatment produces a “vibrant ruby red” brew that boasts an “aroma of ripe berries and vanilla”, a berry dominated flavor, and a dry finish that offers “notes of bread crust and a distinctly tart juiciness.”

“It’s an honor and a pleasure to work closely with local family farmers. Our relationships also help boost the quality of our beer,” said Jason Perkins, brewmaster at Allagash. “They let us know when their crop is at the peak of freshness, and we brew our beers accordingly. That way, we get fruit into a beer hours after it has been picked.”

Pick Your Own is available now for a limited time in 375ml bottles and on draft.  You can expect this Limited Release to turn up at select craft beer establishments located in Georgia, Maine, and throughout the rest of Allagash Brewing’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Pick Your Own from Allagash Brewing Company

Release – Limited, June 2018
Style – American Sour/Wild Ale
ABV – 6.4%
Grains – Allagash 2-Row Malted Barley Blend, Special B, Munich Malt & Raw Wheat
Hops – Hallertau
Added Ingredients – Fresh Local Raspberries, Cherries, Strawberries, and Blueberries
Availability – 375ml 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
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