Sierra Nevada & Allagash – Myron’s Walk (Beer Camp 2014)
A Belgian-Style Pale Ale.
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.
I just got back from visiting Allagash over the summer, I had really high hopes for this, it did not let down.
Light, but full bodied. Looks like a Belgian should.
Really nice hoppy aroma, with a hint of that Belgian back-bone. Really really inviting beer.
Really, really nice flavors in this. I got some coriander and some orange peel, a little bit of citrus hoppiness, and then that nice smooth Belgian finish.
This is probably the first beer from this pack I went into with high hopes and wasn’t let down at all. Allagash and Sierra Nevada KILLED IT with this one, making a drinkable, but incredible beer.
4 out of 5
Until the next beer: