Rob Tod '83
Posted 05/18/2016 10:13PM
Rob Tod ’83- Allagash Brewing Company started in 1995, as a one-man operation in a small space on the outskirts of Portland, Maine. Founder Rob Tod had worked in a brewery setting before and recognized a void within the craft brewing movement.  Despite German and British styles being prevalent throughout the U.S., the ever-creative Belgian-styles were difficult to find. Through his travels, Tod had sampled many of these unique beers and felt that the flavors and traditions of Belgium needed to be shared with the American drinking public. He designed a small 15-barrel brewhouse, gathered the finest array of authentic raw materials and began his quest towards the production of traditional Belgian style ales.

Rob sold his first batch of beer – the very first Allagash White --- in the summer of 1995. Since that time, Allagash Brewing Company has expanded to 17 states and the District of Columbia. The same warehouse that Rob used to brew the first batches of Allagash White is still being used to age and bottle specialty Belgian-inspired beers.