Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) has officially announced that Mandarin & Mango Crush will join the brewery’s Off-Centered Art Series, “a yearly lineup of four limited-edition beers featuring artwork by a single collaborative artist,” in late March 2022.
Modeled after the Crush cocktail that “has long been a go-to summer [sipper] for locals” in coastal Delaware, Mandarin & Mango Crush is a Fruit Beer “brewed with boatloads of tart mandarin oranges and juicy Alphonso mangoes.” Coming in at 6% ABV, Mandarin & Mango Crush is a “lightly-sweet, hazy gold-colored brew [boasting] a refreshing, citrusy tartness and a crisp, dry finish for a sip of summer in every bottle.”
“With roots deep in coastal Delaware, the Crush cocktail has been one of my go-to summer sippers for quite some time, so helping recreate that iconic, beach-town libation in craft beer form was a really fun and collaborative experience for our brewing team. This beer is so refreshing, unique and sessionable; other than Punkin Ale, it might be my favorite seasonal Art Series beer we have ever made,” said Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Founder & Brewer.
Mandarin & Mango Crush is rolling out now and will be available for a limited time in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft. You can expect to find this Seasonal Release at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution territory. Prost!
Vital Information for Mandarin & Mango Crush from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Release – Seasonal/Off-Centered Art Series; late March 2022
Style – Fruit Beer
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 10
Added Ingredients – Mandarin oranges & Alphonso mangoes
Fun Fact – “Featuring artwork by Max Mahn, a well-known printmaker and illustrator from Missoula, Montana, Mandarin & Mango Crush is a beer-centric reimagining of the beloved coastal ‘Crush’ cocktail, which is a simple combination of spirits and freshly-pressed juice obtained by ‘crush’-ing the fruit with a hand-powered press. Mahn brings this vision to life his warm and lively label artwork containing a classic citrus juicer surrounded by fresh fruits, providing drinkers the opportunity to imaginatively taste the beer before cracking open a bottle.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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