This Popular Portland, Maine, Brewery is Home to Maine’s Best Beer
An award-winning Portland brewery just keeps adding more accolades to its resume.
The popular culinary site Taste of Home recently released its annual list of America's best craft beers. The site selected one from every state, including Maine. The choice for the Pine Tree State is probably not a huge surprise. According to Taste of Home, Maine's number one beer is Allagash White from Allagash Brewing.
The White is the flagship beer for the Belgian-style brewery. This award-winning brew is probably one of the most impactful beers ever to come from the state of Maine. It's a wheat beer that is spiced with coriander and orange peel, giving it just the right amount of sweetness. It's also perfectly hazy to truly make it a unique pour. You can also enjoy a few of them without getting bombed, because the alcohol per volume (APV) is just 5.2%, which is relatively low for craft beer.
Allagash White is a great choice for this, because it's universally well-liked. You don't have to be a craft beer connoisseur to appreciate it. It's a mild hoppy flavor, so it won't blow away the pallet like an IPA or English pale. But the flavor profile is better than any lager that one is going to come across. It's just a damn good beer.
Don't take my word for it. Here is why Taste of Home selected this iconic beer.
It’s hard to argue against Allagash, one of the oldest and best American breweries focusing on Belgian styles. Classic Allagash White set the standard for witbiers by which all other American brewers of this style are judged.
There you have it, Allagash White is the Godfather in its category. That's quite the compliment, to say the least.
This has been quite a year for Allagash. Not only is it getting national attention on the web, but it also took home numerous honors at the 2023 Great American Beer Festival. Those included Brewery and Brewer of the Year in its respected category, a gold medal for the Tripel, and a silver for, you guessed it, the White.
Just another honor for "Maine's best beer."
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