Last week, award-winning Allagash Brewing Co. announced the launch of its inaugural podcast: From Maine, With Love. The new series offers an in-depth look at the things Allagash is passionate about, from sustainability and sourcing to how a beer gets born, and what it’s like to work at one of the most venerable and celebrated independent craft breweries. The first few episodes of From Maine, With Love dropped last week on National Beer Day, with new episodes available every other week.
“We’re so fortunate at Allagash to be surrounded by interesting people who love what they do. And we wanted to share our brewery life by discussing things we deeply care about,” said Jeff Pillet-Shore, Marketing Director, Allagash. “Our fans deeply engage with our storytelling on our blog and social platforms and adding a podcast to the mix brings new depth and dimension to many of the stories we want to tell. We’re super excited for people to subscribe and listen.”
Episode 1: One Million Pounds of Maine-Grown Grain: The brewery talks with its Brewmaster, Jason Perkins, and Senior Brewer, Branch Rothschild (until his Wi-Fi cuts out halfway through), about its pledge to brew with one million pounds of Maine-grown grain, per year, by 2021. Fun times were had talking about local grain, building beer recipes, and heading up to “the county” (Aroostook County, Maine).
Episode 2: The Green Team: Zoe Malia, Allagash’s Green Team leader and Sustainability Coordinator, and Tom Halstead, its former Green Team leader, talk about all things sustainability. Hear from the experts on how you can build sustainable practices in any business, stay for Tom’s favorite movie to watch at a drive-in.
Episode 3: Allagash’s Pilot Brewing System: Patrick is obsessed with fermentation (his words). That would be Patrick Chavanelle, the company’s Technical and R&D Brewer at Allagash. In this episode, the brewery got together to run through the process of how new beers are born, how everyone in the brewery is involved, and how (FUN FACT) you can harvest yeast off of a raspberry.
Additional episodes in the first season will explore life and work at Allagash. Listeners can expect to hear more about the Allagash lab at the brewery, the Allagash Pink Boots team, the most-asked questions in the tasting room and more. To subscribe and listen to From Maine, With Love, visit https://www.allagash.com/podcast/.