This is a collaboration beer between 3 breweries that were all located on Industrial Way in Portland. After this beer was brewed Rising Tide moved to Fox Street in Portland but the other 2 remain. I believe this beer uses Allagash’s yeast, Rising Tide’s malt and hops from Maine Beer Company. It was brewed at Allagash, bottled by them in 750 ml cork and cage bottles and distributed by through their distribution channels. I went to the release party at Mama’s Crowbar and met fellow bloggers as well as Nathan and Heather from Rising Tide and David from Maine Beer. I left before Rob Tod arrived but it was still a fun event.
Nice looking beer with a solid white head when poured into a tulip glass. Aroma is fairly subdued with some of the Belgian yeast and a bit of floral hops. Nothing overpowering here but what is there is pleasant enough. Taste is alright with the Belgian yeast taking over but a slightly bitter finish makes this an easy drinking beer.
Overall this is a nice beer that is not quite as good as Hugh Malone from Allagash which I believe is my next beer to be reviewed.
Alcohol Content: 8.1% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Allagash Brewing / Maine Beer Company / Rising Tide
Brewers Description: Brewed at Allagash Brewing Co. w/ Rising Tide and Maine Beer Co. with Maine grown rye, copious amounts of hops and a Belgian yeast strain. Proceeds to Portland Trails.