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“Very Professional Tour and Tasting”
Review of Allagash Brewery

Allagash Brewery
Ranked #1 of 151 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Allagash Brewing Company is dedicated to crafting the best Belgian-inspired beers in the world. Best known for our flagship beer, Allagash White, we also enjoy aging beer in oak barrels (beginning with the launch of Curieux in 2004) and spontaneously fermented beers (beginning with our traditional Coolship in 2007). Come up and visit us – we’d love to show you around.
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Allagash is a relatively new brewery with a focus on Austrian Trappist style beers. The plant is located just outside of Portland in a quiet industrial park; the beer is good and the presentation includes a sense of humor and style.

My group had just finished a 'virtual' tour and tasting at Shipyard where visitors get little attention. At Allagash, we were impressed with the professional demeanor and more formal tasting procedure. Each of the four beers we sampled were introduced with a description of their ingredients and characteristics. Tastings were generous and were served in large sized stemmed beer classes emblazoned with the company logo. We tasted light beers first and then darker vintages. All were excellent and many of our group bought beer to take home.

After the tasting, we were escorted onto the brewery floor where we learned about the brewing process, the bottling, and the aging process. The tour was comprehensive and the factory itself was spotless. We felt pampered and loved the attention from Katie, the tour coordinator.

Make sure to bring an ID as everybody gets carded.

4  Thank redeco
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

The Brewery tor is your typical brewery tour. Go for the tastings and take some decent beer home with you. We have several good brewers in the Portland area but I think Allagash is the most unique.

Thank Richard A
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

Allagash is a must see brewery for beer enthusiasts. They do a pretty structured FREE tour that starts off with generous pours of their beers on tap. After tasting visitors have the opportunity of seeing the brewery itself. Our tour was guided by a very knowledgeable staff member that encouraged us to ask questions and shared a lot of interesting details with our small group. It is important to reserve your place on tour before showing up.

1  Thank gina8668
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

Our tour guide was wonderful. She explained the brewing process from the beginning through bottling. The tasting at the end of the tour was icing on the cake.

Thank Seadog1947
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

We really enjoyed this tour! Great tasting, cool to see the behind the scenes happenings.

Thank Melanie W
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