The Williston beer scene got a local boost on Sunday with the tapping of McAllister Irish Red Ale, a homebrew that had its origin in the basement of Williston resident Marty Bonneau. The McGillicuddy’s batch of Bonneau’s McAllister recipe was brewed at Fiddlehead Brewing Company in Shelburne. Fiddlehead owner Matt Cohen, who formerly served as head brewer of Magic Hat Brewing Company in South Burlington, was a Masher before he became a Magic Hatter.
“I’ve always been active in the homebrew community. That’s how I started, as a homebrewer,” Cohen said. “Marty came down and brewed the beer with me. He gave me the recipe and I scaled it up for our system.”
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