From Maine, With Love - An Allagash Brewing Podcast

Allagash Brewing Company

We’re lucky here at Allagash Brewing to be surrounded by interesting people who love what they do. So we wanted to share a little slice of our brewery life, and the work of our nonprofit partners, by getting together to talk about things we’re passionate about. Our goal is to give you insight into what it's like to work and live here in Portland, Maine, with some beer thrown in for fun. Thanks for listening!

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Our Editor's Take

From Maine, with Love is a great podcast for beer enthusiasts. It's also got much to offer folks who are curious about what it's like to live all the way up in Maine. And it's a study on how companies can be responsible and give back to their communities.

The Allagash Brewing Company, based in Portland, Maine, produces the show. The company's marketing specialist, Brett Willis, hosts. Marketing team leader Liz Wilson often joins him as cohost. And coworkers from Allagash are typically Willis's guests.

Brewmaster Jason Perkins stops by to explain the intricacies of Belgian beer brewing. The company has its own certified cicerone who shares her vast beer knowledge. Members of the sales team discuss strategies specific to the craft brew industry. Allagash's resident research and development brewer works through his obsession with fermentation.

The perfect beer is the company's, and thus the podcast's, priority. But coming in a close second is Allagash's commitment to causes. They take care of their employees, their community, and the environment. Allagash's own sustainability coordinator shares green tips companies from various industries can use. And another episode profiles the company's work with the Pink Boots Society. That organization empowers women and nonbinary people within the fermented beverage industry.

By the end of each From Maine, with Love episode, listeners feel like they've spent quality time hanging with a bunch of happy Mainers.

That said, most of the heated debates involve burning questions like “Does mustard belong on watermelon?” It's often enough to make the beleaguered Uncle Si say, “My head hurts,” or, “I give up.”

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