PORTLAND, Maine — An Allagash favorite is returning this winter. Map 40, a Belgian-style stout that’s blended with cold-brewed coffee from local roaster Speckled Ax is releasing today to the brewery’s full distribution footprint. It will be available in 4-packs of 12 fl. oz. bottles and on draft at select locations.
“It’s fun working with Matt [of Speckled Ax] because we’re big fans of his coffee,” said Jason Perkins, Brewmaster at Allagash. “And we’re lucky that he’s also a fan of our beer. It was nice to be able to tell Matt how we wanted the beer to taste, and have him come back with the coffee that would work best.”
Map 40’s aroma is strong in coffee and light in roasted grain. Light nuttiness accompanies flavors of chocolate, raisin, and a resounding coffee note that weaves its way throughout. Overall, it’s a rich, creamy stout with a clean finish.
The name of the beer is a nod to the name of the coffee—Map 40 Mokha Java—which is itself a nod to one of the roaster’s favorite parts of Maine: the Forks in Somerset county.
About Allagash Brewing Company
Founded in Portland, Maine, by Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing Company is dedicated to crafting the best Belgian-inspired beers in the world. Since 1995, Allagash has focused on giving back to the community—and state—that has supported them along the way.