Allagash Sixteen Counties is a new year-round beer from the Portland, Maine based brewery.
First, the name. Allagash Sixteen Counties is named for the sixteen counties the in the brewery’s home state.
The beer is amber in color, brewed with a 2-Row malt blend from Buck Farms in Mapleton, Maine, as well as caramel malt, biscuit, and brown malt. The hops are local as well, featuring Centennial, Cascade, and Mount Hood hops from the Hop Yard in Gotham, along with Aroostook hops from Westfield. Maine.
Per Allagash, the resulting flavor “…is bright amber in color and offers aromas of clove, sweet malt, and pine. The first sip opens with flavors of bread, malt, and caramel and finishes clean, dry, and with a lingering hop bitterness.:”
What to expect: A light Belgian-style ale, accented by the Allagash Brewery’s famous house yeast
Allagash Sixteen Counties will be available in 750 milliliter bottles, corked and caged starting May, 2016.
Style: Belgian-style Pale Ale
Hops: Centennial, Cascade, Mount Hood, Aroostook
Malts: 2-Row, Caramel, Biscuit, Brown
Release: April, 2016