Featured Brewery Night feat. Allagash Brewing Company
"Allagash Brewing Company is dedicated to crafting the best Belgian-inspired beers in the world. Best known for our flagship beer, Allagash White, we also enjoy aging beer in oak barrels (beginning with the launch of Curieux in 2004) and spontaneously fermented beers (beginning with our traditional Coolship in 2007)."
We're gonna have a couple draft lines filled with some VERY RARE Allagash Beer. PICK YOUR OWN, COOLSHIP RED, & JAMES BEAN! Check them out!
Pick Your Own - (6.4% abv)- Pick Your Own begins as a sour red ale that’s aged in an oak foudre with Lactobacillus and Pediococcus for two years. After adding fresh, local raspberries, cherries, strawberries, and blueberries, we age it for an additional three months. The finished beer is a vibrant, ruby red with an aroma of ripe berries and vanilla. As you might expect, berries fill the flavor. Pick Your Own finishes dry with notes of bread crust and a lingering, tart juiciness.
Coolship Red - (6.7% abv)- This blend of spontaneously fermented beer is aged on local raspberries. We begin brewing Coolship Red with Pilsner malt, 40% raw wheat, and aged whole-leaf hops. The unfermented wort is then transferred to a large shallow pan called a coolship, which allows the hot wort to mingle with wild yeast and souring microflora in the Maine air. After fermenting and aging in French oak wine barrels for over two years, we add raspberries and let it rest for an additional four to five months. The finished beer is bright red in color with an aroma of raspberry and oak. Its raspberry-forward flavor is balanced by notes of light funk, apricot, and a tart, dry finish.
James Bean - (10.1% abv)- We brew James Bean with our blend of 2-row malted barley. It’s hopped with Nugget and Hallertau then fermented with our house yeast. After fermentation and aging in bourbon barrels for just shy of two months, we add cold-brewed coffee from a local coffee roaster, Speckled Ax. We use naturally processed Ethiopian beans, known for their stone fruit and dark berry flavors. The finished beer features notes of caramel, bourbon, and coffee.
Come down this Thursday for Featured Brewery Night, and then maybe go upstairs and check out Comedy Night at The Ruck! as well!