Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 2017
We release Hibernal Fluxus yearly, in the wintertime. Because “fluxus” is Latin for change, we brew each year’s batch with a completely different recipe—making for a new beer every year. This year’s version harmoniously blends two different styles: a saison and a milk stout, making for a silky dark beer with a hint of spice.
In appearance, this beer is all stout. Its black body and brown foam are the result of a grain bill containing: 2-row malted barley, multiple roasted malts, Munich malt, and local oats from Aurora Mills and Farm. To notes of coffee and chocolate, the saison yeast adds mild tropical fruit esters and a rustic spice. The addition of rich lactose sugar is tempered by the beer’s lightly bitter finish.