Peak is a craft brewing company dedicated to making delicious beer using local, artisan and organic ingredients. With roots in home brewing back in the 90’s, brewer Jon Cadoux set about combining his love for beer with an ethic for sustainability. Whenever possible, he would seek out ingredients from local organic farmers for his homebrews. It was a defining day when Jon discovered that he didn’t need to sacrifice flavor for sustainability, but that better ingredients actually made his beer even more delicious!

Jon found it was never hard to find good people to experiment and enjoy the fruits of his labor on brew days. From longtime friends to college buddies and relatives, a kinship was forged, sharing in this quest to make delicious organic beer, sharing many “peak moments” along the way. Many of those people are still a part of the company today, each one a part of the craft beer renaissance. Peak contributes to this movement with contemporary takes on traditional beer styles, and innovative flavors never brewed before.

Your favorite Beer of the Month Club salutes Peak Brewery for helping Maine farmers cultivate commercial hops in 2009, the first such harvest since 1880. They rightfully brag about using organic hops!

Organic IPA features their favorite hops – Simcoe, Amarillo and Nugget – promoting an assertive, hop-forward nose and front palate. They don’t use traditional bittering hops in their IPA, providing nothing but stimulating citrus and floral characteristics.

Dark malting provides the subtle toasty notes to their winter seasonal Organic Winter Sessional Ale. Then they single-hop and dry-hop the beer with Citra hops (from a friend’s farm!), adding pineapple notes that contrast with the toasty notes in the body.

Organic IPA & Organic Winter Session Ale

ORGANIC INDIA PALE ALE — Peak Brewery’s Organic IPA: Made bitter and strong to survive the long boat trip, IPAs were originally brewed for British soldiers in India. Enjoy this refreshing, top-fermented, totally *organic brew with spicy foods, pesto, smoked meats, mild cheddar, mild bleu cheese or gorgonzola. (*No fertilizers, insecticides or pesticides)

WHEAT SESSIONAL ALE — Peak Brewery’s Organic Winter Sessional Ale: Another top fermented ale, wheat beer is on its way back, with variations of recipes that are centuries years old. This tasty seasonal Winter Sessional goes down easy, with the assistance of good friends, good times, and your favorite salty snacks. Ingredients are 100% organic!

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