Allagash Brewing Company,Portland, Maine, USA

A fun afternoon out explore this facinating icon of Portland. Founded in 1995 by Rob Tod, Allagash sold its first batch of beer that summer.Tod had been working in breweries around the U.S. and recognized a void in the American brewing movement. While both German and British styles were available throughout the country, Belgian-style beers were very difficult to find. He established a small, 15-barrel brewery and began brewing Allagash White, modeled after Belgian Wit beer. His beer gets its flavor from the use of wheat in place of barley, as well as the addition of Curaçao orange peel, coriander, and other spices.

All of the beers Allagash produces are bottle conditioned. The technique calls for two fermentations, the first in the fermenting tanks and the second in the bottle itself. A coolship is used to cool the wort for some of the beers.

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