Allagash Coolship Red
A rare release of Allagash's vaunted Coolship beers to retail hits tomorrow with our first drop ever of Coolship Red. To brew this beer Allagash uses a lambic-like malt bill and begins fermentation in their coolship, which allows the hot wort to mingle with wild yeast and souring microbiota in the Maine air. After fermenting and aging in French oak wine barrels for over two years, they add raspberries and let it rest for an additional four to five months. The finished beer is bright red in color with an aroma of raspberry and oak. Its raspberry-forward flavor is balanced by notes of light funk, apricot, and a tart, dry finish.