PORTLAND, Maine – Thanks to a bumper crop of fresh, local peaches, Allagash is releasing its sour peach beer, Farm to Face, to its entire distribution footprint. The beer starts shipping on August 6th.
“Because we make a point of using fresh local fruit, many of our beers are really beholden to the weather,” said Jason Perkins, brewmaster at Allagash. “In 2016, the peach crop was wiped out in New England by uncharacteristically warm February weather. So we couldn’t brew any Farm to Face for 2017. We’re happy to say the 2017 peach crop was great—we received 9,000 lbs. That haul allowed us to brew enough beer for our whole distribution footprint.”
Drinking Farm to Face is like biting into a juicy, yet tart, peach. It’s a medium-bodied beer that is bright amber in color and contains aromas of peach, graham cracker, and green apple. Farm to Face is brewed as a pale ale and then fermented for ten months in stainless tanks with house yeast. After primary fermentation, Allagash adds Pediococcus, Lactobacillus, and a whole lot of peaches. In fact, for every gallon of beer, three pounds of fresh peaches—from Applecrest Farm Orchards in New Hampshire—are added.
For the first time in two years, the beer will receive a trip to Allagash Brewing Company’s full distribution of 17 states plus the District of Columbia.
Beer fans can keep a lookout for Farm to Face with the Allagash Brewing Company beer locator: www.allagash.com/locator.
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.