Interview with Rob Tod, Founder of Allagash

Most beer geeks, especially on the east coast, have heard of Allagash or have been lucky enough to have some of their Belgian style beers. The founder of Allagash beer sat down with me before his seminar on Yeast at the Astor Center as part of NY Craft Beer week.interview_robtod

Rob talks to us about his Seminar on Yeast as part of the NYC Craft Beer Week, Allagash beer, and some upcoming plans for Allagash.

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9 Responses to “Interview with Rob Tod, Founder of Allagash”

  1. JT Neville Says:

    Nice job on the interview. Would have been nice if you could have asked him to expand on using the sweet potato in the mash based on the questions that arose from your pumpkin porter experiment.

  2. Simply Beer Says:

    It was a lot of fun interview Rob, has a great guy with a ton of passion for what they are doing at Allagash. There were a hundered questions I wanted to ask him as we were talking, but I only had a limited time and wanted to make sure I got through them all. I could have talked for hours about the spontaneous fermentation. The story behind the discovery is fascinating. I have a video that i’m going to put up in the next week or so about it.

  3. Kevin M Says:

    That was a cool interview. It really looks like Allagash is heading into the real netherworld of Belgian-style beer. I’m thinking about driving up there October 17th to pick up some of that Vagabond he was talking about. I hope I’m allowed to bring back more than 2… I’d still like to track down some Gargamel.

  4. S. Kennedy Says:

    Great Interview. It is clear that Rob Tod not only makes good beers, but has fun doing so.

    If I still lived in Maine rather than on the west coast, I could make the run to Allagash to try some of the special beers mentioned in the interview.

  5. Simply Beer Says:

    @kevin, I still have friends & relatives in that neck of the woods, that hopefully they can help a fella out. try Ebay for the gargamel :-)

    @S.Kennedy, they do make good beer and seeing videos them brewing some of the Spontaneous Fermentation batches, looks like they have fun too

  6. Michael Reinhardt Says:

    These interviews with brewers are fun to do.

  7. Michael Reinhardt Says:

    I know that I had a ton of fun at the Bruery

  8. Simply Beer Says:

    @Michael I enjoyed your piece on the Bruery, would have loved to try the Black Tuesday. Like Allagash, the Bruery is making some really good beer, pushing the limits of the styles they make.

  9. Jim Says:

    I just tried my first Allagash beer over the weekend, their Victor Ale, brewed with grapes. It was a really clean and refreshing beer. I can’t wait to explore the rest of the catalog.


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