Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) has announced that they will officially release Beer for Breakfast Stout and World Wide Stout as limited offerings beginning on Monday, November 7.
To celebrate the 21st year of brewing Chicory Stout (the first beer brewed at Dogfish Head’s pub when it opened in 1995), the folks at the brewery have decided to trick this old favorite out with a little culinary influence this year and create Beer for Breakfast. This new release is a full-bodied Stout that has been brewed with RAPA Scrapple, “a classic Mid-Atlantic staple to the most important meal of the day . . . affectionately described as an ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ type of meat as it’s a patty made from pork scraps, cornmeal and spices.” Coffee, brown sugar and maple syrup join the scrapple to provide craft beer fans with a breakfast-themed brew boasting “notes of coffee and smoke, subtle maple and spice.” Beer for Breakfast weighs in at 7.4% ABV and 30 IBUs.
“The recipe for our original breakfast beer Chicory Stout, just turned 21 this year. Legal drinking age. To mark this momentous occasion, we have taken a couple decades experience brewing with culinary goodness and combined our favorite pure, all-natural breakfast ingredients into a beer that we will think you will agree is the most important meal of the day,” said Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head founder and president.
If news of Beer for Breakfast’s release is not enough to get you excited for Stout Season, the always impressive behemoth known as World Wide Stout will be joining that offering in a November that Dogfish Head appears to be dedicating to “dark beer aficionados.” World Wide Stout first debuted back in the winter of 1999, and this 15-20% ABV Imperial Stout has been wowing craft beer fans ever since. With a “depth more in line with a fine port or a rich madeira,” this is a Stout that is truly meant for sipping and sharing. World Wide Stout can be enjoyed fresh, but patience will serve you incredibly well here because this beer ages beautifully.
“Like Fort and 120 Minute IPA, World Wide Stout only gets better in its golden years. Allow it to mature in your beer cellar and you’ll find the heat of the booze fades into the background and the port notes and roastiness take over and merge harmoniously into a timeless aged ale”, said Calagione.
Beer for Breakfast Stout and World Wide Stout will both begin hitting shelves and taps as limited release offerings on November 7. Beer for Breakfast Stout will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft through the month of December. World Wide Stout will see availability in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft while supplies last. Both beers will be available at select craft beer retailers found in Florida and throughout Dogfish Head’s full distribution footprint. The best strategy to employ here is to grab a few bottles of World Wide Stout to stash away for aging and pick up a sixer or two of Beer for Breakfast to make that aging/waiting process a bit more bearable. Prost!
Vital Information for Beer for Breakfast from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Release – Limited, November & December 2016
Style – Stout
ABV – 7.4%
IBUs – 30
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Aroma – Strong aroma of coffee and smoke, subtle maple and spice notes
Flavor – Roasted coffee, smoked bacon, subtle maple and herbal notes, slightly sweet and roasty
Food Pairing – Hearty breakfast foods (eggs, homefries, scrapple/sausage/bacon), steak, vegetable hash, creme brulee
Vital Information for World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Release – Limited, November 2016
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 15-20% (varies by release)
IBUs – 70
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Aroma – Roasted malt, coffee and licorice
Flavor – Roasted malt and subtle coffee notes
Food Pairing – Chickpea falafel, lamb sliders, short ribs, IBA five-onion soup, bacon chocolate cheesecake
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