Farm to Face (2018)
Allagash Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
You may have heard of “farm-to-table,” but what about farm-to-face? Taste Allagash’s Farm to Face Sour Ale, ranked in the Top 50 of its style in the world on BA, and you’ll understand. It’s a vivid taste of New England peaches paired with the brewery’s world-class skills -- and drinking it is like eating a perfectly ripe, fuzzy peach plucked fresh from the orchard.
When Allagash infuses fruit into their annually released Sours, it’s gonna be fresh from the farm. Always. So when New England’s peach crop was wiped out in 2016, they simply couldn’t make last year’s batch of Farm to Face. We could practically hear the sad Charlie Brown music playing in Sour fans’ heads.
Rejoice, 2017’s harvest was stonefruit gold! Allagash got 9,000 lbs of fresh peaches from New Hampshire’s Applecrest Farm Orchards, packing Farm to Face with an absurd 3 lbs per gallon. They load the drippy stonefruit into stainless tanks and age it for 10 months with Pedio and Lacto sour cultures. The resulting effervescent elixir is exactly like the sensation of biting into a ripe peach: juicy, tart, and seriously succulent.
With 16 GABF medals under their belt, everything that Allagash makes is the talk of the town. So when you scroll through the reviews of today’s 4.35 UT-rated gem and see drinkers claiming it’s the best in Allagash’s catalogue, it’s gotta’ be something special. What are you waiting for? Cut the table, and deliver this peach from the farm straight to your face!
Rated 4.35 on Untappd (2018 Vintage); 4.39 on BeerAdvocate