(Portland, ME) – This has flown under the radar for well over a month. When Struise came to the States in late August for Ebenezer’s Belgian Beer Festival, they not only paid a visit to Tod Mott and Co. down at Portsmouth Brewery in New Hampshire, but they also made a stop in Portland, ME. There they visited Jason Perkins at Allagash Brewing and together made a blonde ale called Fedeltá. The Homebrew Chef, Sean Paxton, was there to work on the beer as well as take photos. His photo essay on brew day is a must-see.
Here is the beer description via Allagash’s website: “Fedeltá, 8.2% Blonde was brewed using a selection of imported Pilsner Malt, Domestic Pale Malt as well as 15% Wheat Malt. American Cascade and Amarillo Hops were also selected resulting in 35 IBU. Also added in the boil was Cane Sugar and Honey. Fedeltá was fermented with our house Belgian-style strain, producing a subtle ester profile. The result is a smooth beer with subtle flavors of spice, honey, and vanilla as well as citrus hop flower notes. Fedeltá will be available in limited markets, draft only in the fall.”