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Allagash Black Friday Release: James & Julie and Midnight Brett

allagash-black-friday-releaseA Black Friday extravaganza is going down at Allagash this holiday season, kicking off at 10am on Friday, November 27. Bottles of Midnight Brett and James & Julie will both be available, alongside live music, free coffee and donuts, special beers on tap and more. Shopping is for the birds, go drink some beer.

Bottle limits and pricing are TBA.

Commercial descriptions:

James and Julie: our take on a Flemish Sour Brown and offers an aroma of raisins, figs, cherries, and caramelized sugar. Mahogany in color, this medium bodied ale finishes with a clean acidity and a hint of spice. We brew this sour brown ale with Pilsner, Special B, Maize, and Chocolate Malt and ferment it with our house yeast strain. It then ages for two years on stainless steel with our own blend of Lactobacillus and Pediococcus cultures.

Midnight Brett: This beer gets its name from the Midnight Wheat we brew it with. The dark wheat gives it a deep, dark chocolate color. The aroma opens with fresh berries and sour cherries, and ends with a warm roastiness. Each sip offers smooth drinkability met with the zip of tart fruitiness on the palate. We brew this beer with 2-row, Midnight wheat, raw wheat, and rye malt. It’s hopped with a blend of Perle, Glacier, and Simcoe hops. We then add our house strain of local, wild Brettanomyces yeast. The yeast works its magic over the next eight months where the beer ferments in a stainless tank. Midnight Brett begs to be shared no matter the hour on the clock.

Allagash Brewing Company is located at 50 Industrial Way in Portland, ME.

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