Allagash Brewing has begun producing cider which will be available at their Portland tasting room starting this Thursday.
The cider used a mix of Cortland, Honey Crisp, Golden Delicious, Goldrush, Crimson Crisp, Northern Spy, Roxbury Russet, Hudson’s Golden Gem, and Esopus Spitzenburg and is fermented with a Pét-nat yeast strain and a yeast strain harvested from their spontaneously fermented Coolship beers and then aged in oak barrels. It weighs in at 6.1% ABV.
Allagash also produces a notable cider-adjacent product is the Allagash Coolship Pomme which initially launched in 2021.
For a complete list of Maine cider producers see our Guide to Maine Cider.