We’re a month into the new year and everything isn’t all terrible. Case in point, Allagash Brewing Company has announced a release calendar for this year including a full lineup of new beers.
Described as “a roster of reimagined seasonals,” the new brews include the turmeric-tinted Kurkuma, the Belgian-style Truepenny, and bourbon barrel-aged stout named Nocturna.
“We are thrilled to launch several beers from the Allagash pilot innovation program in 2021,” said Allagash Founder Rob Tod. “These releases represent an array of styles and flavors that exemplify our team’s creativity, passion and ability to bring unique beers to market. We continue to stay true to our values while keeping up with our fans’ demand for innovative new beers and organic options.”
So, add the below dates to your Google Calendars now — there may not be much else going on.
The first year-round organic offering from the brewery, its grain bill yields a balanced flavor that is both cultivated and refreshing. Alagash’s Fine Acre launches later this month.
Turmeric, or “kurkuma” (its Polish translation) adds a hint of spice to this saison-style ale. Brewing with the whole root lends all of the subtle aspects of spice to Kurkuma’s profile. It launches in early February.
Due this May, this Belgian-style Pilsner delivers with its classic grain bill and noble hops. It distinguishes itself with a hint of wild beer, but blended for balance.
Move over Oktoberfest, this hoppy dark ale was inspired by the team’s love of both pitch-black porters and Allagash House Beer. Originally available only at the brewery, they decided to bring this fan favorite to the masses. Roasted barley and Blackprinz malt curse this beer with a gravely dark hue. Hopped with Crystal, Nugget, Cascade, and Northern Brewer, this beer ends with a coffee note and complex malty palate. Allagash Haunted House hits this August.
Rounding out their new releases, this stout is aged in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans. The result is roasty and sweet aromatics including toffee, chocolate and oak. Due out late September, this beer will pair perfectly with your Fall bourbon of choice.