In this special beer blog, we are going to get into the ninth of twelve of beer from this Sierra Nevada Beer Camp. This Myron’s Walk BPA is teamed up with Allagash Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog from Sierra Nevada, you know the history of this West Coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to this craft brewery. Allagash Brewery started in 1995 in Portland, Maine. Robert Tod founded this craft brewery to make some great Belgian style ales. At first, this brewery was ran by Robert and he hired his first employee. At that same time, he released his second beer to the public. Today, they brew several different beer styles with more employees of course. Let us get into the Belgian Pale Ale.
It has a clear golden color with a semi white constant head on this BPA. The smell has a citrus with other Belgian spicy notes. The taste of this light to medium body has a light carbonation piney to a slight earthy notes. The aftertaste is a slight hoppy bitter finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
This Belgian-style pale ale combines the best of our two breweries. Intense piney-citrus hop notes counterpoint the complex fruity spice of Allagash’s Belgian yeast.
This collaboration honors Myron Avery, a founder of the Appaiachian Trail which spans our North Carolina brewery and Allasgash’s home in Maine. We share a great love of the outdoors, and Avery and the AT are great reminders of the wild spirit of exploration that connects us both.
Here is a description from their website (www.beercamp.sierranevada.com):
We named this beer in honor of Myron Avery, a founder of the Appalachian Trail, or the A.T., which starts near Sierra Nevada’s North Carolina brewery and ends near Allagash’s home in Maine. Both breweries have a tremendous love of the outdoors, and Avery and the A.T. are great reminders of the wild spirit of exploration that connects us both.
In 1995, Rob Tod started Allagash Brewing Company and since then, Portland, ME, has been a place of reverence in the Belgian brewing pantheon. Allagash adds their Belgian flair to variety of beer styles and are one of the few American breweries to use a traditional coolship for true spontaneous fermentations leading to seriously complex beers native to their coastal home.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: @allagashbrewing and @sierranevada
In the end, out of the two Belgian Beer styles, this is by far the best one. I have not had too many beers from Allagash Brewery but the ones that I had. They are pretty good and enjoyed them. I have to say I was pretty excited to try this beer. I love the Belgian spices and the hop character that this beer has going on in it. It has a nice refreshing taste that keeps the beer drinker coming back for more of it. I really liked it and it is one of many reasons to pick up this pack or try to find one. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser