Allagash Brewers Talk – Shelton Fest Special!
In celebration of 2017 Shelton Fest – Atlanta edition we have invited an innovator in the use of Brettanomyces from one of the pioneers in Belgian-style brewing: senior brewer Tom Bonafair from Allagash Brewing Company. Founded in 1995 in Portland, Maine, by Rob Tod, Allagash has been on the forefront of the craft beer revolution. From their flagship White to barrel-aged Curieux, Allagash’s beer have won numerous awards and they continue to push the limits of what yeast, fruit, and barrels can do to transform beer. Allagash is the first US brewery to utilize a coolship as an open-fermentation vessel and has produced a wide variety of spontaneously fermented and wild beers—many of them barrel-aged. Tom will be discussing the use of Brettanomyces as both a primary and secondary yeast in fermentation as well as the challenges of coolship production. A number of Allagash’s beers will be available for sale including draft of two rare offerings: Josephine, a Brett beer aged in Cognac barrels and Cuvee D’Industrial 2017, a blended wild beer with multiple yeast strains, aged in a variety of barrels including red wine, Sauternes, and aquavit among others. This unique opportunity to interact with one of America’s most innovative brewers is ideal for homebrewers, beer enthusiasts, and culinary adventurers. Please join us on Thursday, August 17 at 6:30 for this free Brewers Lecture event at Hop CityCraft Beer & Wine – West Midtown.