Scenes from an Allagash Brewery Tour in Portland, Maine

Yesterday I spent the day in Portland, Maine, hitting up various beer nerd spots, including Allagash Brewing Co., where I took part in a tasting and a brewery tour.

If you’re ever in the Portland area, I definitely recommend a stop at Allagash. Even if you’ve never been to Maine and/or don’t plan on visiting any time soon, the following images give you an idea of what you’d see during a tour of one of New England’s, and America’s, best and most creative Belgian-inspired breweries.

The entrance to Allagash' brewery on a rainy day in Portland, ME

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Allagash Coolship Cerise and FV13 sour ale for sale in the retail store. Coolship bottles are only sold at the Allagash Brewery.

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Allagash beer and tshirts for sale in the retail store

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Allagash brewing and fermenting tanks

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Mini kegs of Allagash’s rare Coolship Resurgam in the barrel-aging room

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6 thoughts on “Scenes from an Allagash Brewery Tour in Portland, Maine

  1. Nice photo composition! Which was your favourite of the ones they offered? Did they offer a formal tour or just let people wander about>

    • Allagash provided small samples of half a dozen of their widely-available brews for free before the actual tour, which was structured and guided. My favorite was probably Interlude, a wild ale aged in red wine barrels.

      UBN

      • nikki darlin says:

        Interlude is a great beer! I think Allagash is my absolute favorite East Coast brewery. Without a doubt it is THE American craft brewery that takes a stab at Belgians and hits the heart. They’re creative and gifted. I miss it out here on the West Coast where hops come with your hops. Nice post!

      • Thanks Nikki. And I agree, Interlude is fantastic. I’m a huge fan of Allagash in general. I’m particularly fond of its sour ales, like FV13 and the Coolship beers. Unfortunately they’re quite rare at this point. But Allagash is currently expanding, and I know they plan to focus more on sour ales in the future’ so hopefully they’ll be widely distributed some day. Cheers.

        UBN

  2. Nitch says:

    OH so jealous me- what fun!

  3. […] that comes to mind is Allagash Brewing Co.’s House Beer, which unfortunately is only sold at Allagash’s brewery in Portland, ME. (I travel to Portland fairly often, and I always pick up a case of House Beer when I do.) Notch […]

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