Our second stop along Industrial Way was Allagash Brewing Company, one of my favorite “classic” craft beer breweries. Founded back in 1995, they’ve been consistently serving up some of the best Belgian-inspired brews the New England area has to offer. Picking up the beer was super easy, after ordering from the road the no contact curbside pickup only took a few minutes. We did, however, linger in the parking for a little bit longer than that to pick up a pair of delicious lobster rolls from the Bite into Maine food truck that frequents the brewery.
My first beer out the gate from them was their iconic Allagash White. I’m not going to spend a lot of time on this one since it’s been listed here before, but if you’re not familiar with this one do yourself a favor and try it out. Checking in at 5.2%, this Witbier is easy drinking with light notes of orange peel, coriander, and wheat. It has been a long time goto of mine, so we picked up a 12 pack to stock the fridge with. It was definitely a good decision.
Beer number two was North Sky, a new to me 7.5% Belgian stout. It poured a dark brown/black looking body topped by a thin off-white head. Taste-wise it offered creamy, light roasted notes throughout with hints of dark fruit sweetness on the finish. The beer had low carbonation and a super smooth body that made it really easy to sit back with and enjoy both outdoors and in. I was a big fan of this one and enjoyed a few of these under the stars.
My third and final beer from Allagash was, well, one I’m not ready to share yet. It’s not something I really need to hype by being all secretive or anything, let’s just say that the time is not yet right. Before I get to that one, though, I do have one more brewery experience to share at the end of the week.