Did once when a buddy and I went. We spent a night in Massassauga carried a cooler and all. Didn't enjoy the trip to be honest and while I almost always carry a flask with me, it still has the same drambuie in it for 5 years now. Never seem to want a nip on a trip. Afterwards is another story.The funny thing is that, although I love craft beers, in 50 years of canoe tripping, I have never taken along beer. Now I admit to "sharing" some in Wabakimi with fisherguys that did not want to fly out full beer the next day.
As much as I love beer, I don't recall taking any on a trip either. I do recall wishing I had, many times. The weight could never be worth it. The first beer after a trip is an exquisite delight however. And the first hamburger. And the first shower. Trust me to think of those things in that order.
A runner up for my private rec room beer awards ceremony was : http://lakeofbaysbrewing.ca/our-beer/old-north-mocha-porter/
It was a big bottle, with a big price tag. Don't ask me how much it costs, I generally blank out uncomfortable memories like that before I get to the parking lot.
Anyway, I reasoned that it was worth every penny, because a) it was delicious b) I poured 3 glasses full from this big bottle c) I'd already forgotten the $$.
That Allagash looks nice. Anymore New England cheery beery destinations, and I'll have to submit to my wife's driving plans for next summer, and point our compass eastwards. That could be a very good thing.