Allagash Brewing Company Recognized in OUTSIDE’S Best Places to Work 2017

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Our brewery culture is just as important as the beer we brew. We have an active staff with a lot of different interests beyond beer, so we’re always looking for ways to make the company a fulfilling place to be for everyone who works here.


Allagash Brewing Company has been selected as one of OUTSIDE Magazine’s Best Places to Work 2017. “Not only are winning companies great workplaces for employees,” said Jonah Ogles, Articles Editor at OUTSIDE Magazine, “but they respect the environment and encourage a balance between work and enjoying life in the great outdoors.”

“Our brewery culture is just as important as the beer we brew,” said Rob Tod, founder/brewer at Allagash Brewing Company. “We have an active staff with a lot of different interests beyond beer, so we’re always looking for ways to make the company a fulfilling place to be for everyone who works here. At the same time, one of my big goals, as Allagash grows, is keeping it feeling like the same tight family it did when it was just five of us in the corner of a warehouse.”

“Companies from across the country entered a rigorous two-part survey process to make the winning list,” said Ogles. “The Best Companies Group evaluates each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. There’s also an employee survey to measure personal experience.”

The winning companies are those that value productivity in combination with an active, eco-conscious lifestyle, for a fulfilling experience inside and outside the office. This is OUTSIDE’s tenth year providing the Best Places to Work.

“We’ve worked really hard to create a workplace that respects employees as people and honors their lives outside of work,” said Celine Frueh, HR Director at Allagash Brewing Company. “Being included in the Outside Magazine list of best companies to work for in the US is exciting for us–and the culmination of many years of tremendous effort and staying true to our core values.”

Still, according to Frueh, there’s always potential for growth.

“This survey process is incredibly important because it shows us where we are doing well and where we can still improve. Our fellow nominees inspire us and collectively we can advance what employees experience at work.”

The complete list of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2017 is available at For a list of past winners and for more information on the selection process, visit

For more information on OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2017 or to schedule an interview with an editor, please contact Kailey McGarvey at kailey(at)rosengrouppr(dot)com or 646.695.7046.

For more information on Allagash Brewing Company or to schedule an interview with Rob Tod or Celine Frueh, please contact Jeff Pillet-Shore at jpillet-shore(at)allagash(dot)com.

About Allagash Brewing Company:
Founded in Portland, Maine, by Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing Company is dedicated to crafting the best Belgian-inspired beers in the world. Since 1995, Allagash has been a proud resident of Portland, and loves giving back to the community—and state—that has supported them along the way.

OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, the Outside Podcast, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ for the iPad, Outside tablet edition, Outside Books, and Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Connect with OUTSIDE online, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and internationally to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, regional and industry basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

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