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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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Allagash Nancy Bottle Release Nov. 14

allagash-nancyFree coffee, donuts and a limited wild ale release – yup, I’m sold. Allagash Nancy returns to the brewery on Saturday, November 14 at 9:30am, so start setting those alarm clocks. This is a sour red ale fermented with 6,000 pounds of cherries harvested from Maine’s own Doles Orchard.

The details:

  • $15 per 375mL bottle
  • Limit 2 per person

Nancy is a sour red ale fermented with Maine cherries and Brettanomyces in 100% stainless, for just shy of a year. The cherries were a blend of Balaton and Montmorrency and added at a rate of 2lbs per gallon. Copper in color, Nancy has an aroma of cherries, bread crust and a touch of cinnamon. The flavor is a medley of tart cherry, citrus and pie spice. The finish is dry with a lingering tartness. 6.3% ABV

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

 


Allagash Ghoulschip 2015 Release Oct. 24

Allagash-GhoulschipYour favorite spooky wild ale is back again for 2015, as Allagash is ready to drop a fresh batch of Ghoulschip on Saturday, October 24 at 4pm. Haunted House, a seasonal spin on their brewery-only House Beer will also be available in 4-packs of 12oz bottles.

The details:

  • $15 per 375mL bottle
  • Limit 2 per person
  • Samples of both beers will be available

Commercial description:

Allagash Ghoulschip is our version of a pumpkin beer. We brewed it, on Halloween 2008, with a monster mash that included shredded Maine pumpkin and toasted pumpkin seeds. After much toil and some trouble, molasses were added to the boil. The wort then spent the night outside, in our Coolship, possessed by the yeasts of beers past. In the morning, the cooled wort was racked into a stainless tank and pitched with our house yeast. After primary fermentation the beer is then transferred to oak barrels. Ghoulschip fermented and aged in the dark recesses of our cellars for almost three years. The resulting beer is light bodied and pumpkiny in color. Apricot dominates the aroma, with vanilla and caramel lurking in the background. The flavor profile is scarily clean, with a dry, tart finish that will haunt you. Boo. 6.9% ABV

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

 

 


Allagash Farm to Face Bottle Release Aug. 22

allagash-farm-to-faceAllagash Farm to Face is set to return this summer, dropping at the brewery on Saturday, August 22 at 9:30am. This is an ale fermented with 6,000 pounds of fresh local peaches for nearly one year, finishing at 5.7% ABV.

The details:

  • $15 per 375mL bottle
  • Limit 2 per person

Commercial description:

Farm to Face was brewed as a pale ale and fermented in stainless with our house yeast. After primary fermentation, pediococcus and lactobacillus were added along with 3lbs of peaches per gallon. Ten months later, the finshed beer is bright amber in color with peach, graham cracker and green apple in the aroma. Drinking this medium bodied beer is like biting into a juicy peach with tartness throughout. The finish has a long lasting peachyness. 5.7% ABV

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

 


Allagash Coolship Resurgam Bottle Release Apr. 11

allagash-coolship-resurgamCoolship time is upon us yet again. Allagash Coolship Resurgam is back for another installment this month, with bottles releasing at the brewery on Saturday, April 11 at 9am. This is a blend of young and old unfruited spontaneously fermented ales. Yum! =)

The details:

  • $15 per 375mL bottle
  • Limit 4 per person
  • Approx 4000 bottles produced

Don’t forget the free coffee and donuts!

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


Allagash Wild Beer Round Up Jan. 24

allagash-emotional-honeyThe 2nd annual Allagash Wild Beer Round Up is next on tap for the Maine scene, featuring Emotional Honey alongside a trio of familiar faces (Tiarna, Old HLT and FV13). Fun kicks off at 9am on Saturday, January 24 with games, food, prizes and more.

Emotional Honey is a sour red ale aged in an oak foudre for 2 years, then finished in mead barrels for another 8 months, weighing in at 6.8% ABV.

The details:

  • Bottle sales begin at 10am
  • $15 per 375mL bottle
  • Limit 2 bottles of each per person

Commercial description:

Emotional Honey is a sour, red aged for two years in an oak foudre with pediococcus and lactobacillus. The beer was then transferred into mead barrels, from Vermont mead maker Artesano, and aged an additional 8 months. The finished beer is copper in color with a complex aroma including oak, dill and stone fruit. Emotional Honey has a lingering malt character in the flavor, an assertive tartness and long, dry finish. 6.8% ABV

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


Allagash Pick Your Own Bottles Debut Dec. 13

Allagash logoAllagash emptied out one of their oak foudres recently, unleashing a sour red ale dubbed Pick Your Own, releasing on Saturday, December 13 at 10am. After aging for 2 years in oak, the brewers added local raspberries, cherries, strawberries and blueberries, then allowed the beer to rest another 3 months in barrels.

The details:

  • $15 per 375mL bottle
  • Limit 2 per person
  • Available at the brewery only

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