Maine AgrAbility Receives Generous Donation from Allagash Brewing

Label for "Nancy" cerise
Allagash Brewing Company first bought 500 pounds of sour cherries from Doles Orchard in Limington, Maine, to make its Coolship Cerise. The brewers were so impressed by the flavor and quality of the cherries, they decided to build a beer around them and name it for one of the farmers — Nancy Bunting.

Allagash Brewing routinely gives back to the community by donating some of its profits. Allagash officials asked Nancy Bunting of Doles Orchard in Limington, Maine, to pick a local organization to receive a portion of the proceeds from sales of the ale named in her honor. The response: Maine AgrAbility, a nationwide program that assists farmers, fishermen and forest workers with challenges or limitations so that they can continue to be productive and work safely — something with which Nancy could readily identify. To date, Allagash Brewing Company has gifted nearly $10,000 to Maine AgrAbility. Caring — by being an engaged community member — is one of the company’s core values.

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