As a celebration of analog music and off-centered beer, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) has officially announced the limited release of Beer To Drink Music To ’17 Tropical Blonde.
To properly commemorate the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, Dogfish Head is treating craft beer and music fans to the “melodic inspired” Beer To Drink Music To ’17, a tropical American Blonde Ale brewed with hibiscus flowers and kiwi juice. This harmonious combination creates a pinkish-red brew that boasts “strong citrus fruit aromas, hints of grapefruit and floral notes, with a crisp, dry finish.”
Since this offering is meant to be enjoyed with music, Dogfish Head has reunited with Sony Music Legacy Recordings to compile Music To Drink Beer To, Vol. 3 – tracklist coming soon – as the perfect complement to this beer. This vinyl compilation will be released at participating stores on Record Store Day – April 22, 2017.
“I fell in love with music at the same time I fell in love with beer, and in an increasingly digital age, vinyl records provide a deep, tangible connection to music that reverberates with craft beer fans,” says Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head founder and president. Good tunes and great beer are at the heart of Dogfish as Sam composed a musically inspired series of brews with artists like Miles Davis, Deltron 3030, The Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam and Guided by Voices. “Our brewery has been obsessed with music since the day we opened,” says Calagione. “And we have enjoyed every opportunity to weave together the art of brewing with our love of music, as often and meaningfully as we can.”
Beyond Beer To Drink Music To ’17 Tropical Blonde, Dogfish Head will be partnering once again with Crosley Radio – architect of the iconic turntable – to promote Record Store Day with a 29-city tour. The “Dogfish Head x Crosley Cruiser” will be a two-month long tour of “independent record stores and beer bars, sharing the love of vinyl, analog music and delicious craft brews.” This nomadic event will begin in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday, March 3, and ends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Record Store Day, Saturday, April 22. The full lineup of cities is as follows: Louisville, Kentucky; Nashville, Tennessee; Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Madison, Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Detroit, Michigan; Columbus, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; State College, Pennsylvania; Buffalo, New York; Syracuse, New York; Wakefield, Rhode Island; Somerville, Massachusetts; Allston, Massachusetts; Boston, Massachusetts; New York, New York; Mamaroneck, New York; Long Island City, New York; Washington, D.C.; Fairfax, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland; Milton, Delaware; Newark, Delaware; Wilmington, Delaware; Westmont, New Jersey; Jersey City, New Jersey; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Beer To Drink Music To ’17 was officially sent into distribution on February 1 and will be hanging around through May. You can expect to find this limited release available in 12 oz. bottles at craft beer-friendly, music-lovin’ establishments in Florida and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s 31 state distribution network. A word of warning – All of Dogfish Head’s previous music-themed releases have proven to be widely popular and disappeared quickly from store shelves once released. With that said, be sure to secure your stash while you can. Prost!
Vital Information for Beer To Drink Music To ’17 from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Release – Limited, February through May 2017
Style – American Blonde Ale
ABV – 6.8%
IBUs – 30
Added Ingredients – Hibiscus flowers & kiwi juice
Availability – 12 oz. bottles
Recommended Glassware – Shaped pint
Recommended Pairing – Music to Drink Beer To 3rd Edition
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