Allagash Brewing Company
The 19 Best Breweries in Portland, Maine
Allagash began as a one-man outfit in 1995, using modified dairy equipment. Today it produces one of the most well-known beers in the country—Allagash White—and the locale serves as an incubator of sorts for smaller breweries. We have previously praised its “impressive selection of year-round, ‘tribute’ (brewed to give back to the community), ‘coolship’ (crafted using spontaneous fermentation), and limited brews.”
The beer you shouldn’t skip: Do we have to say it? Allagash White. But the colder months call for Allagash Black and a recent release, Noctura, ages the beer in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans. The 9% ABV beer is oaky and roasty and warms you right up.
COVID-19 protocols: Every beer in Allagash’s tasting room is offered for curbside pickup via online ordering. No sit-down service or tours are currently offered, but they hope to change that come late spring.