This weekend, Allagash Brewing Co. is releasing the latest incarnation of a beer brewed with honey from its own beehives.
As with the debut release last year, Hive 56 is a 9.2 percent ABV dark ale brewed Munich malt, chocolate wheat, midnight wheat, and roasted barley as well as Cascade and Northern Brewer hops. The ale was then transferred to a foudre with brettanomyces bruxellensis and fresh honey the Allagash beehives, where it aged for 18 months before being bottled.
According to a post on Allagash’s Facebook page, hive 56 will be packaged in corked and caged 375ml bottles and is scheduled to be released at the brewery on Sept. 2 with no purchase limit. Bottles will then be sent across Allagash’s distribution footprint following the release event.