All The Same Beer


Allagash Brewing Company are based in Portland, Maine, and specialize in Belgian-style beers. Inspired by his travels and recognizing a void in Belgian-style selections here in the United States, Rob Tod founded Allagash in 1995, and hasn’t looked back since. Allagash are well-respected in the beer industry and are New England’s original Belgian-style brewery, using authentic ingredients and brewing methods.

I haven’t reviewed many Allagash beers, and that certainly needs to be remedied. (Hey, I can only get to so many at a time!) We have a special beer to look at today; FV13 is a beer I knew nothing about, and stumbled upon this rare offering in the right place at the right time — my bottle shop received only SIX bottles of this beer.

So what makes it so rare? Well, first, FV13 is a Wild Ale aged in oak barrels. The barrels used are actually called foudres,

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