Podcast Episode 88: Allagash Brewing’s Jason Perkins: Belgian Tradition Meets American Creativity | Craft Beer & Brewing

Podcast Episode 88: Allagash Brewing’s Jason Perkins: Belgian Tradition Meets American Creativity

Perkins shares lessons learned over two decades of work at Allagash, from building haze stability in witbier to fermenting with Brettanomyces and spontaneous fermentation

Jamie Bogner 2 months ago

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Over his two decade tenure at Allagash, Jason Perkins has made a mark on the world of brewing. The Portland, Maine brewery is best known for their Belgian-style beers, from the iconic witbier Allagash White to their groundbreaking forays into spontaneous fermentation with the Coolship Resurgam series. In this episode, Perkins discusses mash and process regimens for haze stability, the impact of various inputs on ester production in Belgian yeasts, controlling time and temperature for more consistent results in spontaneous beer, blending strategies for sour beer, adding fruit in horizontal tanks to improve contact and extraction, working with Brettanomyces, and more.

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