Highlighting Local Maltsters: A Collaboration with Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Founder, Rob Tod, and Head Brewer, Jason Perkins flew out to Bend to meet Veronica and our Bend Pub Head Brewer, Robin Johnson, to create a test batch of “Sparkling Pale.” This beer uses Pilsner malts from Mecca Grade Estate Malt from Madras, Oregon, and Pale 2-row malts from Buck Farms in Mapleton, Maine. In addition, we’re adding dried Crystal, Cascade and Sterling Hops from Oregon and a rustic farmhouse yeast strain for a light bodied, delicate malt forward beer. Veronica adds, “it’s gonna be bubbly!”