Rob Tod

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Rob Tod – Founder/Brewer of Allagash Brewing Company, Maine, USA
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October 18, 2016
Rob Tod’s interest in brewing began when he got a job as a keg washer for Otter Creek Brewery in Vermont after graduating from Middlebury College. While working at Otter Creek he sampled many styles of beer and was struck by the inventiveness and depth of beers brewed in Belgium – where brewers had available an unlimited palette of raw materials, yeast strains, and brewing techniques. Though these styles were scarcely heard of in the US at the time, Rob looked at the Belgian brewing culture as an opportunity to give people a unique experience
with beer.

Motivated by his experiences, Rob founded Allagash Brewing Company in 1995 with a dedication to crafting the best Belgian-inspired beers in the world. His first beer brewed – Allagash White – is still the company’s top seller. In the past two decades, Allagash has grown from a one-man operation into one of the Top 50 Craft Breweries in U.S. (by sales volume) and earned a spot on Maine’s Best Places to Work list for three years running.

Rob has been nominated as a James Beard Award semi-finalist for the past 3 years, and is currently the Chair of the Brewers Association trade group.

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  • Allagash founder, Rob Tod backstage at MaineVoices: Live with host Randy Billings.
  • Attendees enjoying ice-cold Allagash.
  • Attendees awaiting the start of MaineVoices: Live with Allagash founder Rob Tod.
  • Attendees awaiting the start of MaineVoices: Live with Allagash founder Rob Tod.
  • Attendees enjoying ice-cold Allagash.
  • The evening's host, Randy Billings.
  • Allagash founder, Rob Tod.
  • The audience at MaineVoices: Live with Allagash founder, Rob Tod.
  • The Portland Press Herald's Randy Billings interviews Allagash Brewing Company founder, Rob Tod.
  • The audience at MaineVoices: Live with Allagash founder, Rob Tod.
  • Allagash founder, Rob Tod.
  • The Portland Press Herald's Randy Billings interviews Allagash Brewing Company founder, Rob Tod.
  • An audience member poses a question.
  • Allagash founder, Rob Tod.
  • Host, Randy Billings with Portland Press Herald's Bob Keyes.