Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, Maine) has officially announced that it will make cans of Allagash White and River Trip available across its full distribution footprint in the first quarter of 2020.
Thanks to the addition of a state-of-the-art canning line, Allagash Brewing first started offering cans of Allagash White and River Trip in its east coast distribution network in early 2019. The cans proved to be a real hit with Allagash fans in that area, and the brewery has now decided to expand the availability of 16 oz. cans of Allagash White and River Trip to its entire distribution area in 2020.
If you happen to be unfamiliar with these two offerings, here is some background information on both Allagash White and River Trip (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):
- Allagash White – Belgian-style wheat beer, Allagash White has won a combined seven gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup, and European Beer Star Awards, was lauded as “one of the top 25 most important Craft Beers in America,” by Food and Wine; described as “one of the most consistently perfect beers ever brewed on American soil,” by Popular Mechanics; and hailed “one of the 19 best beers of 2019,” by Craft Beer and Brewing. ABV – 5.2%
- River Trip – Inspired by a canoe trip taken by brewery employees to the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, River Trip—a Belgian-style session ale—is dry hopped for balanced notes of grapefruit, melon, and stone fruit. River Trip was announced as a 2020 Good Food Awards Finalist, and was listed as one of only two beers on Gear Patrol’s 2019 GP100, that recognizes the 100 best new products of 2019. River Trip is brewed with local pale malt and locally grown oats. Refreshing and full of hop-forward flavor, River Trip is also the lowest-calorie beer in the brewery’s year-round lineup (170 calories per 16 oz. can). ABV – 4.8%
“We love that cans create a wide variety of new opportunities for people to enjoy our beer,” said Rob Tod, founder, Allagash. “Earlier this year, we successfully launched cans in states close to home. Now we’re excited to get Allagash cans into the hands of even more beer lovers.”
“The demand for our beer in cans has impressed us,” added Jason Perkins, Brewmaster/VP of Brewing Operations, Allagash. “Our recently increased production capacity means we can deliver two of our most sought-after beers in a new, exciting way—while continuing to meet our high quality standards.”
Allagash White and River Trip will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans “starting in January in the following markets: California, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina; and Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania come February.” Additionally, these two offerings will see availability in 12-packs of 12 oz. cans “within the majority of the brewery’s east coast distribution network (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Virginia and DC) starting in February.” Prost!