Allagash at The Great American Beer Festival
This October Allagash Brewing Company was honored at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival with two medals!. The Great American Beer Festival is one of the biggest beer events in the country. This year over 2,700 beers were entered in the competition. Less than 50 breweries, among 747, were awarded more than one medal this year. To be recognized with two medals is a real honor.
Allagash Victor was awarded the Bronze Medal in the Category of Experimental Beer (Lager or Ale). Victor Ale is a truly experimental ale. We add 200 lbs of red Chancellor Grapes to the mash tun, which imparts a notable vinous taste. This is perfectly balanced by a generous portion of Pilsner malt. Then, Victor is hopped with Fuggles and Hallertau and fermented with a wine yeast strain. With a focus on the subtle wine-like character of the grapes, the 9.0% ABV brew boasts a pale copper color, wine yeast influence and a medium body with a tart and spicy finish.
In addition to the Victor Ale, our FOUR won a bronze medal in the Belgian Style Abbey Ale category. We brew Allagash FOUR with 4 malts, 4 hop varieties and 4 sugars: light candi, dark candi, light golden molasses and date sugar. The FOUR undergoes 4 fermentations, each with a different strain of Belgian yeast. The result is a very unique 10% ABV beer with classic Belgian characteristics.
Allagash is very proud of these two medals. But we are prouder of the support we get from Allagash fans!