If you’re going to Portland, Maine Allagash is a must stop. Like most, our introduction began with their White (liked it more before discovering German wheats, American version of wheat, good start, a true 5.75).
Actual beer taste aside, the set up of their tasting room is excellent for many reasons:
1. You don’t have to go on a tour to “earn” a taste.
2. You literally walk up to the bar and they ask, “How many do you have and where are you sitting?” Because yes, they bring the flights to you.
3. There’s an outdoor area along with a food truck outside.
4. The flight glasses and paddle are just so damn classy:
If only every brewery took strangers in with such open arms…. and free.
Pictured above (all scores CE only):
White– same as usual except creamier from the source tap – 6
House– smells like pale ale, taste just like one too, hoppy, citrusy, not too much bang – 5
Bourbon Barrel Black– weak whiskey nose, strong alcohol finish, want more smoke- 4.5
Allagash Fluxus 2013– coffee/chocolate note, very little orange, rich- 5.5
An excellent way to start a trip into Portland…or end if you don’t buckle up! So please, please, please, please, please hire an escort to drive you around or have a friend who doesn’t mind not indulging, or just become friends with Benny the Cab.