Our friends in Maine have yet again brewed an incredibly delicious Belgian-inspired ale. New for 2017 is Allagash Hoppy Table Beer. A dry-hopped ale with notes of subtle coriander and citrus aromas. The hop bill of this easy-drinker includes Chinook, Cascade, Comet and Azacca. It’s blended with Maris Otter malt and oats, then fermented with Allagash’s house yeast. Pick up a 4-pack and enjoy the flavors of pine and stone fruit that balance this beer’s slightly bitter finish. You’ll find these beautiful 4-packs on the shelves this week along with draft at your favorite bar.
Did you know that Allagash began as a one-person operation in 1995? You can learn all about Rob Tod, the history of Allagash, and the emergence of Allagash White HERE, it’s definitely worth a watch!
We are excited to offer Hoppy Table Beer throughout the year along with a great variety of fantastic products from this brewery:
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, White upholds the Belgian tradition of beers that are both complex and refreshing. 5.1% ABV
Technically, there is no such thing as a traditional Belgian stout, but we went ahead and made one anyway. In creating the beer, we took the aspects we loved in Belgian beers and used them to craft a stout. Allagash Black is brewed with 2-row barley, torrified wheat, oats, roasted barley, chocolate malt, black malt and hopped with Northern Brewer and Glacier. A generous portion of dark caramelized candi sugar produces a hint of raisin in the finished beer. The addition of oats lends Black a silky mouthfeel, which is enhanced by rich flavors of coffee and dark chocolate. 7.5% ABV
Allagash Saison is our interpretation of a classic Belgian farmhouse-style ale. Saisons were once brewed to slake the thirst of farmers returning from a long day of toil; they were spicy, light, and drinkable.
We brew this amber beer with a 2-row barley blend, malted rye, oats, and dark Belgian candi sugar. Northern Brewer, Bravo, and Cascade hops deliver a citrus profile with light bitterness. By fermenting with a traditional saison yeast strain, notes of spice and tropical fruit accent the aroma. Citrus and peppery spice are balanced by a pleasant malt character. Saison is full bodied with a rustic, dry finish. Made for enjoying, no matter which type of work you’re returning from. 6.1%ABV
This beer’s name honors the rich tradition of farming in the sixteen counties of Maine. Keeping with that sentiment, we brew the beer with exclusively Maine-grown grains: Maine Malt House 2-row Malted Barley from Buck Farms, Blue Ox Malthouse 2-row Malted Barley, raw wheat from Maine Grains, and oats from Aurora Mills & Farm.
Sixteen Counties has a bright, copper hue with aromas of lemon rind, flowers, and candied grapefruit. The first sip contains a mix of herbal hop notes, wheat cracker, and citrus. Its finish is balanced, dry and refreshing. The beer’s intentionally malt-forward flavor is meant to showcase the next generation of quality farming right here in Maine. 7.3%ABV
First brewed back in 2004, Curieux was our first foray into barrel aging. To make Curieux, we take our Tripel and let it age in bourbon barrels for six-to-eight weeks. Once that time is up, we take the beer out of our cold cellars and blend it back with a portion of fresh Tripel. The resulting rich, golden ale features smooth notes of coconut, vanilla, and a hint of bourbon. 11% ABV
This strong golden ale carries herbal notes and passion fruit in the aroma. Suggestions of honey and biscuit are found in the beer’s complex, varied palate. Brewed with our 2-row barley blend, hopped with Nugget and Hallertau, then fermented on our house yeast, Tripel lingers on the palate for a complex, dry finish. 9% ABV