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Allagash Brewing Company Debuts Beer Brittle

Poland Spring introduced us to “what it means to be from Maine.” Now, two other Maine-based brands have teamed up to offer a new product from the Pine Tree State.

Bixby Chocolate and Allagash Brewing Company have teamed up to create Beer Brittle. 

Both having values rooted in community and sustainability, the duo cooked up three different kinds of brittle to reflect the brewery’s signature flavors: The Allagash Sixteen Counties Chipotle Peanut Brittle, Allagash White Peanut Brittle and Allagash Nibby Stout.

Sixteen Counties Chipotle Peanut Brittle features a spicy combination of Allagash Sixteen Counties (brewed with 100% Maine-grown grain) and dash of chipotle and Maine Sea Salt. Made with the famous Belgian-style Allagash White, peanuts, and a hint of Maine Sea Salt, Allagash White Peanut Brittle is the lightest and most mellow of the three. Lastly, the Nibby Stout is made with Allagash North Sky Stout, Bixby nibs and a mix of nuts.

Bixby Chocolate Founder Kate McAlee had the inspiration for collaboration. “Bixby was seeking a way to innovate a new brittle concept and craft beer seemed like a wonderful addition to the flavor profile. Allagash was our dream partner — we started R+D with Allagash White and grew the concept from there.”

“Kate and the folks at Bixby represent so many of the things we love about working with local, independent companies,” added Jeff Pillet-Shore, Marketing Director at Allagash Brewing Company. “They ethically source their ingredients, they invest in their local communities, and they make some absolutely delicious sweets. The whole collaboration has been a pleasure and we couldn’t be more excited to share and enjoy the result.”

The Bixby Chocolate x Allagash Brewing Company’s Beer Brittle are available now at retailers.

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Allagash Brewing Announces 2021 Releases

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.

Fine Acre

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.

Kurkuma

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.

Truepenny

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.

Haunted House

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.

Nocturna

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.