Allagash Brewing Co.’s newest bottle release is named after the number of counties in its home state.
Sixteen Counties is a 6.2 percent ABV ale brewed with grains grown at Mapleton, Maine-based Buck Farms and wet-hopped with Mt. Hood, centennial and cascade hops. A beer with the same name was released on draft at the Portland, Maine-based brewery last year, but that version incorporated brettanomyces while the newest release does not.
Sixteen Counties also features grains grown at Buck Farms in Maine and malted at the Maine Malt House. pic.twitter.com/bS7oyCztgn
— Allagash Brewing Co (@AllagashBrewing) October 14, 2015
According to Ben Kinne, a representative for Allagash, there were approximately 30bbls of the beer brewed, and it is packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles ($10.) Bottles of Sixteen Counties are available starting today at the brewery.