Allagash Haunted House Hoppy Dark Ale Returns In Time for Halloween

Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, Maine) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Haunted House, a hoppy dark ale, in late September 2020.

First brewed in 2015 with the inspiration found in Allagash’s “love of pitch-black porters and Allagash House Beer,” Haunted House is an American Porter brewed with Roasted Barley and Blackprinz Malt and hopped with Crystal, Nugget, Cascade, and Northern Brewer hops. Coming in at 6.66% ABV, Haunted House is cursed with “a gravely dark hue . . ., a ghostly coffee note and hauntingly complex malty palate.”

“Haunted House is one of our favorite fall traditions at the brewery,” said Jason Perkins, Brewmaster, Allagash. “It’s a great easy-to-drink beer as the weather cools down and we can’t wait for fans throughout our full distribution to enjoy it this fall.”

Haunted House is rolling out now and will hang around only as long as supplies last during the months of Fall 2020. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Georgia, Maine and throughout the rest of Allagash Brewing’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Haunted House from Allagash Brewing Company

Release – Limited; late September 2020
Style – American Porter
ABV – 6.66%
Malts – Roasted Barley & Blackprinz
Hops – Crystal, Nugget, Cascade & Northern Brewer
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://www.allagash.com/locator/

Allagash Brewing Company’s Truepenny Pilsner Returns for the Summer

Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, Maine) has officially announced that Truepenny Pilsner will return for a limited time beginning in mid-June 2020.

Meant to emulate its name by being “both trusty and honest,” Truepenny is a Belgian-style Pilsner that “beautifully blends classic Pilsner refreshment with a fruit-forward hint of wild beer.” Coming in at an easy-drinking 5.5%, Truepenny is a “beer that refreshes while it delights.”

Truepenny Pilsner is rolling out now and will be hanging around for a limited time during the summer months. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, California, Washington D.C., and the Chicagoland area of Illinois. Prost!

Vital Information for Truepenny Pilsner from Allagash Brewing Company

Release – Limited; mid-June 2020
Style – Belgian-style Pilsner
ABV – 5.5%
Malts – German Pilsner
Hops – French Strisselspalt & Czech Saaz
Yeast – Lager & House Brettanomyces
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Limited; ME, MA, NY, NJ, PA, MD, DC, VA, DE, NC, SC, GA, Chicagoland, CA

Allagash Brewing Company Returns to Florida for a Limited Time

Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, Maine) has officially announced that it has partnered with Total Wine & More to bring Allagash White and River Trip to Florida for a limited time beginning in June 2020.

After a ten year absence from the Sunshine State, Allagash Brewing Company is returning to craft beer shelves in Florida by sending the following two fan-favorite offerings to Total Wine & More stores located throughout the state (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s website):

  • Allagash White – Our interpretation of a Belgian-style wheat beer is brewed with oats, malted wheat, and unmalted raw wheat for a hazy, “white” appearance. Spiced with our own special blend of coriander and Curaçao orange peel, Allagash White is both complex and refreshing. ABV – 5.2%
  • River Trip – A companion to backyards, backwoods, and balconies alike. River Trip is a low-ABV, Belgian-style table beer with hop-forward grapefruit and stone fruit notes. It’s brewed with local grains and spiced with coriander for an extra hint of citrus. Dry hopping with Comet and Azacca contributes to the mix of melon and grapefruit notes in the beer’s aroma. Good for any adventure. ABV – 4.8%

“We left the Florida market 10 years ago and are excited to bring a selection of our core beers back to the state’s burgeoning beer scene,” said Rob Tod Allagash founder.

“We recently had an exciting opportunity to partner with Total Wine and sell select packaged beer through all of its stores across Florida,” Allagash sales director Naomi Neville added. “We think that offering cans of Allagash White and River Trip — two fan-favorites in our lineup — is a great way to reintroduce ourselves to Florida’s craft beer fans.”

Allagash White will be available in 12-packs of 12 oz. cans and in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and River Trip will be available in 4-packs 16 oz. cans. Floridian beer lovers can expect to find both offerings exclusively at Total Wine & More locations for a limited time. Prost!

Allagash Brewing Sets the Mood for Valentine’s Day with Release of I Believe in Love

AllagashLogoAllagash Brewing Company (Portland, Maine) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of I Believe in Love in early February 2020.

Surfacing as the newest offering to come out Allagash Brewing’s wild beer cellars, I Believe in Love is a Sour Ale that blends a “tart ale from one of [the brewery’s] oak foudres with fresh raspberries and cranberries.” Coming in at 6% ABV, I Believe in Love is a “stunning ruby” in color, “robustly tart” and boasts a beguiling “fruit-filled flavor” that is sure to make a believer out of all of us.

I Believe in Love is scheduled to release in early February and will hang around for as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 375ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Georgia, Maine and throughout the rest of Allagash Brewing Company’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for I Believe in Love from Allagash Brewing Company

Release – Limited; early February 2020
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 6%
Malts – Local Vienna Malt, Local Oats, Local Pale Malt, Rye, White Wheat & Two-Row Base Blend
Hops – Hallertau
Treatment – Aged on raspberries & cranberries
Availability – 375ml bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://www.allagash.com/locator/

Allagash Brewing Company Kicks off 2020 with New Batch of Sixteen Counties

sixteen counties -1-4Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, Maine) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Sixteen Counties, a Belgian-style Golden Ale made with 100% Maine-grown and processed grain, in January 2020.

Conceptualized in 2015 to be a rotating release that brings attention to “the rich tradition of farming in the sixteen counties of Maine,” the 2020 iteration of Sixteen Counties is a Belgian-style Golden Ale featuring “2-Row Malted Barley from Maine Malt House and Blue Ox Malthouse, Raw Wheat from Maine Grains, Oats from Aurora Mills & Farm, and Local Aroostook Hops for bittering.”  Clocking in at 6.5% ABV, Sixteen Counties “offers a balanced citrusy, lightly hopped flavor on a bed of subtle malt character.”

“It’s important to us to help propel the movement that’s building out the sustainability of local grain here in Maine,” said Rob Tod, Founder, Allagash. “Maine grain shines in Sixteen Counties and we’re excited to offer even more ways to enjoy this beer with the launch of cans.”

 

“This beer’s flavor is meant to showcase the quality farming in Maine,” added Jason Perkins, Brewmaster/VP of Brewing Operations, Allagash. “We’re honored to partner with small family farms that, like us, value sustainability so that we can continue to develop Maine-grown beers that give back to the community—and state—that has supported us from the start.”

Sixteen Counties is scheduled to release in January 2020 and will hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans (a new packaging format for 2020) in Maine “and on draft to Allagash’s entire distribution footprint in limited amounts.” Prost!

Vital Information for Sixteen Counties from Allagash Brewing Company

Release – Limited; January 2020
Style – Belgian-style Golden Ale
ABV – 6.5%
Featured Malts – 2-Row Malted Barley from Maine Malt House and Blue Ox Malthouse, Raw Wheat from Maine Grains, Oats from Aurora Mills & Farm
Fun Fact – “As champions of local agriculture in Maine, Allagash began its One Million Pounds of Local Grain initiative to increase their usage of local grain. Since the initiative began in 2017, Allagash has used a total of nearly one million pounds of Maine-grown and processed grain. In 2020 they plan to use 850,000 pounds that year alone and pledged to utilize one million pounds of local Maine grain, per year, by 2021.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans (Maine only) & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.allagash.com/locator/

Allagash Brewing to Roll Out Cans of Allagash White & River Trip Across Full Distribution

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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!

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Allagash Brewing Company Introduces Darling Ruby Grisette

AllagashDarlingRubyPourAllagash Brewing Company (Portland, Maine) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Darling Ruby, a Farmhouse Ale with a twist of grapefruit, in April.

Crafted to be an approachable introduction to a lesser-known style of Farmhouse Ale, Darling Ruby is a Grisette (click here to learn more) that has been dosed with “the zest and juice of 2,000 lbs. of ripe grapefruit to really amplify [its] citrusy hop character.” Clocking in at an easy-drinking 4.5% ABV, Darling Ruby is here to crush spring thirsts with a delightful “medley of tangy and tropical notes.”

Darling Ruby officially started rolling out in early April and will hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Georgia, Maine and throughout the rest of Allagash Brewing Company’s distribution area.  4-packs of 16 oz. cans will be available exclusively in the brewery’s can footprint in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and in Western and Upstate New York.  Prost!

Vital Information for Darling Ruby from Allagash Brewing Company

Release – Limited, April 2019
Style – Grisette
ABV – 4.5%
Malts – 2-Row Base Malt Blend, Malted Red Wheat, Raw Wheat & Victory Malt
Hops – Crystal & Loral
Yeast – Saison
Added Ingredients – Fresh Grapefruit Juice & Zest
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft; 4-packs of 16 oz. cans available exclusively in ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NJ & Western + Upstate NY
Beer Finder – https://www.allagash.com/locator/

Allagash Brewing Company Releases Sun Drift

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Feature & above image both courtesy of Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, Maine) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Sun Drift, an ale featuring lemon zest and black tea from The Little Red Cup Tea Co., on February 5.

Crafted to be “a little ray of sunshine” during this harsh winter, Sun Drift is a Belgian-style beer that possesses “a slightly tart note” from freshly zested lemons and a “medley of funky tropical fruit flavors created by Brettanomyces yeast. After brewing, the beer is blended with Fair Trade Yunnan Black tea from Little Red Cup, of Brunswick, Maine.” Coming in at an easy drinking 6.7% ABV, the finished Sun Drift “evokes the refreshing combination of lemonade and tea, all cruising on a layer of fruit-filled aromatics.”

“Whenever possible, we look for ingredients in Maine,” said Allagash Brewmaster Jason Perkins. “That means getting grain from Maine farmers and tea from a local company like Little Red Cup.”

 

“Allagash is dedicated to crafting the best Belgian-inspired beers in the world the same way Little Red Cup is committed to bringing top-quality Chinese teas to the U.S.,” said Little Red Cup co-owner Martin Connelly.

Sun Drift officially hits distribution this week and will hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Georgia, Maine and throughout the rest of Allagash Brewing’s 17 state distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Sun Drift from Allagash Brewing Company 

Release – Limited, February 2019
Style – Belgian-style Ale
ABV – 6.7%
Grains – Local Pale Malt, Local Raw Oats, Victory Malt, Malted Red Wheat & Special Blend
Hops – Cascade & Citra
Yeast – Saccharomyces & Brettanomyces Claussenii
Added Ingredients – Lemon zest & black tea from Little Red Cup
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.allagash.com/locator/

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A tin of Little Red Cup Yunnan Black Tea, the tea featured in Sun Drift. (Image courtesy of The Little Red Cup Tea Co.)

Allagash Brewing Company’s Ganache Returns for a Limited Time

allagash-ganache2Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, Maine) has officially announced that bottles of Ganache, a Dark Ale fermented with Brettanomyces and aged on raspberries, will return to craft beer shelves for a limited time during the month of October 2018.

Inspired by a chocolate cake, Ganache is a Belgian-style Dark Ale that is brewed with a “robust grain bill” – for those cocoa notes – and then fermented with “both Allagash Brewing Company house yeast and Brettanomyces claussenii before aging on fresh, local raspberries.”  Although it does not include “the addition of actual chocolate”, Ganache (7.5% ABV) comes together to offer “the liquid equivalent of biting into a tart, raspberry-filled chocolate cake.”

Ganache is officially shipping out now and will be available as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 375ml bottles at select craft beer retailers located in Georgia, Maine and throughout the rest of Allagash Brewing’s 17 state distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Ganache from Allagash Brewing Company

Release – Limited, October 2018
Style – Belgian Dark Ale
ABV – 7.5%
Malts – Special B, Caramel Malt, Raw Wheat, Oats, Allagash 2-Row, Midnight Wheat & Black Malt
Yeast – House Yeast & Brettanomyces claussenii
Added Ingredients – Fresh raspberries
Availability – 375ml bottles 
Beer Finder – https://www.allagash.com/locator/

Allagash Brewing Company Brings Brett IPA Back for an Encore Release

brettipaAllagash Brewing Company (Portland, Maine) has announced that Brett IPA will return in September for a second run as a Limited Release offering.

Back after Allagash Brewing Company received much critical acclaim for the beer’s debut release in 2017, Brett IPA is a re-imagined take on the India Pale Ale that is “fermented with 100% Brettanomyces . . . to create a fruit-forward character with plenty of depth.”  That Brettanomyces character is further supported and enhanced by “a healthy amount of Bravo, Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial, Citra, and Galaxy hops” to result in “one fruit-filled IPA.”

“Brett IPA showcases the intensely tropical flavors you can get from just yeast and hops,” said Jason Perkins, Allagash Brewmaster.

 

“Brewers found new and intriguing ways to weave hops and funky yeast strains together this year, but none did it better than Allagash.” — Draft Magazine, “The Top 25 Beers of 2017”

 

“For its superb Brett IPA, the best example of this IPA subgenre that we found this year, Allagash uses the Brett strain not for the funk factor, but to double down on fruit-forward hop aromas.” — Serious Eats, “The Best New Beers of 2017”

Brett IPA is rolling out now and will be available as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Georgia, Maine and throughout the rest of Allagash Brewing Company’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Brett IPA from Allagash Brewing Company

Release – Limited, September 2018
Style – Wild Ale/American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
Hops – Amarillo, Bravo, Cascade, Centennial, Citra & Galaxy
Malts – Maris Otter, Munich & Raw Wheat
Yeast – Brettanomyces 
Availability – 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.allagash.com/locator/