The Saveur 100 [list isn't online] is out, where the chic magazine offers an electic collection of choices such as Tastiest Little Bookshop and Best Things Since Sliced Bread, and among the honored is Maine’s Allagash Brewing Co.
Saveur calls Allagash the Best Belgian-Style Brewery in America. Pretty bold, but nice attention for everybody in the country making Belgian inspired beers. The blurb begins, “Creamy, rich and powerful, the eight or so Belgian-style ales from Allagash Brewing Company are beers to savor slowly.”
Among the beers it singles out if Allagash Four. More on that tomorrow with an excerpt from Brew Like a Monk.
Today, a favorite story about Allagash founder Rob Tod. It was about midnight on the Friday of the 2005 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, and Tod was spotted on foot on the 16th Street Mall.
“This is a little embarrassing, but I got the munchies and I decided to hit McDonald’s,” he said. “But it’s closed.”
Now he was headed to Taco Bell.
“You know if you’ll win a medal tomorrow you’ll have to go to Taco Bell the night before the awards from now on,” I told him.
He laughed, but next day he captured two medals.
Guess we know where to look for him on Friday night before the 2006 awards.