Allagash Coolship Peche
Tomorrow marks only the second time ever we have gotten to sell an Allagash Coolship release, and the first time we have ever seen Coolship Peche. In line with traditional Belgian Lambic brewing methods, this beer starts with Pilsner malt, 40% raw wheat, and aged whole-leaf hops. The unfermented wort is then transferred to a large shallow pan called a coolship, which allows the wort to mingle with wild yeast and souring microbiota in the Maine air. The beer then ferments and ages in French oak wine barrels for roughly two years. To finish, they add fresh, Maine-grown peaches and let the barrels rest for another five months before the beer is ready for bottles. This beer combines the delicate flavor of farm-fresh peaches with their Coolship beer’s signature notes of tart funk, apricot, and oak.