Fall Harvest with Peak Organic Brewing
Fall harvest brings a bounty of tasty local ingredients
Fall is an exciting time for us, presenting incredible food and beer events, great New England weather, and fresh ingredients from local and domestic harvests. With a fresh batch of Maine-grown organic oats from our friends and GrandyOats and Aurora Mills, and some delicious maple syrup from our friends at Butternut Mountain Farms in Vermont, we have brewed a 2009 autumn edition of our Maple Oat Ale.
The delicious new batch of Maple Oat Ale is another celebration of local farming and organic agriculture, continuing our partnership with local purveyors, whose fresh ingredients make for tastier beer. This beer is also brewed in support of Chefs Collaborative, a national chef-led organization dedicated to promoting local, sustainable cuisine.
We are also proud to announce that we can now add hops to the list of locally-sourced ingredients! Last week we harvested a crop of certified organic Cascade hops with Arthur Lewis in Monroe, Maine. Not only has it been decades since New England farmers cultivated hops for commercial craft brewers, but Arthur and other farmers are even taking it a step further to adhere to certified organic hop farming. Stay tuned for updates on a special release beer brewed with these local whole leaf cascade hops!
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This is a busy time of year for everyone, but don’t forget to treat yourself to some tasty craft beer! We’re providing plenty of opportunities for you this fall:
9/25: Columbus Circle Whole Foods Sampling. New York, NY
9/25-27: Common Ground Fair. Unity, ME
9/26: Greenwood Wine and Spirits Grand Tasting. Wakefield, MA
9/26: Oktoberfest at Colonial Spirits. Acton, MA
9/26: Oktoberfest at Kappys Liquors. Falmouth, MA
9/26: Lakes Region Brewfest. Casco, ME
9/30: Hop Head Throwdown IPA Challenge at Rollie’s Bar & Grill. Belfast, ME
10/2: Peak helps sponsor the 3rd Annual Festiv-Ale: A Celebration of Beer and a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Chicago, IL
10/3: Harvest Fest at the Somerville Armory. Somerville, MA
10/3: World Beer Fest. Durham, NC
10/3: Killington Brew Fest. Killington, VT
10/3: NH Brewfest. Portsmouth, NH
10/4: Cultivating Community 20 Mile Meal. The 20 Mile Meal features tastings from the Portland area’s most creative chefs. Hyper-local delicacies will be augmented by music, farm tours, family activities, and yes– Peak Organic brews!
10/8: Soup, Bread, Brats, and Beer at the Concord Co-op. Concord, NH
10/7: Peak will be featured at a special sampling event at Octane Coffee Bar and Lounge. Atlanta, GA
10/8: Peak has been selected to host Organic Night at Fest-of-Ale, located at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and hosted by HopCity Craft Beer & Wine. Atlanta, GA
10/10: Stratton Mountain Harvest Fest. Stratton, VT
10/10: Southwest Harbor Oktoberfest. Southwest Harbor, ME
10/10: Kennett Brewfest. Kennett Square, PA
10/10-11: DC Greenfest, Washington, DC
10/10: Oktoberfest at Lukes Super Liquors. West Yarmouth, MA
10/14: Craft beer event at Brasserie Jo. Chicago IL
10/15: Taste of Concord. Concord, NH
10/22: Peak will help sponsor A Harvest of Hope, a fundraiser for Family Matters. Chicago IL
10/24: Northern Virginia Brewfest. Centreville, VA
10/29: “It’s on the House” Microbrew Benefit to support Neighborworks Manchester. Masonic Temple, Manchester, NH
Thank you for helping us support so many great organizations, causes, people, and gatherings.
Keep in touch,
Your friends at Peak
October 3, 2009 @ 7:38 am
every food that we eat should come from Organic Farming. i really get scared about those toxins coming from chemical fertilizers and chemical pesticides. I only eat foods which are certified that they are organically grown