Portland, ME – March 18, 2008 — Peak Organic Brewing, producers of gourmet, certified organic ales, is collaborating with local farmers and like-minded small businesses to create a delicious Maple Oat Ale.
“Our Maple Oat Ale is a celebration of local farming and organic agriculture,” said Jon Cadoux, Peak Brewing founder, and passionate craft beer brewer. “We’ve collaborated with great folks to produce more than just a delicious craft beer, but also a positive experience from start to finish, farm to glass” said Geoff Masland, Peak Organic Partnership Maestro.
The Maple Oat Ale is brewed with Maine-grown organic oats from granola company GrandyOats grandyoats.com and Vermont-produced organic maple syrup from Butternut Mountain Farms in Morrisville, VT. The beer is in support of Chef’s Collaborative chefscollaborative.org, a national chef-led organization dedicated to promoting local, sustainable cuisine.
“Having a delicious beer made in Maine with Maine grown ingredients is a win-win for all,” said GrandyOats co-owner, Aaron Anker.
“We’re pleased to collaborate with Peak on our shared mission of promoting local, sustainable cuisine” said Chef Collaborative Executive Director, Melissa Kogut.
“Healthy local economies is an important goal for us”, said Butternut Mountain Farm owner David Marvin. “That is why we have supported so many quality maple producers in the area and partnered with groups like the Vermont Fresh Network. We are proud to have our local, organic syrup being showcased in this delicious brew.”
“The business community has a long way to go in terms of environmental stewardship, ourselves included. But we enjoy partnering with organizations that are focused on taking the right steps”, commented Cadoux.
The Maple Oat Ale is a copper-colored ale with a soft, dynamic mouth feel from the organic oats and a subtle hint of sweetness in the finish from the organic maple syrup. Said Cadoux, “this ale has impressed tasting panels and we are proud of the final product.”
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Peak Organic is a small brewing company dedicated to making delicious organic beer using the world’s best ingredients. Brewed in Portland, Maine, with offices in Maine and Massachusetts, Look for Peak in fine restaurants, leading supermarkets, gourmet shops, natural foods stores and fine pubs. For further information, visit www.peakbrewing.com.