Dogfish Head Unveils 2018 Beer Calendar, Announces Collaboration with The Flaming Lips

DFHglassDogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) released its 2018 Beer Calendar today, and with that comes the exciting news that the brewery’s next band collaboration will be Dragons & YumYums with The Flaming Lips.

Alright, we all know the drill by now.  Dogfish Head’s full 2018 Beer Calendar is posted below for you to go over at your leisure, but you best believe that we are going to first give you some details on that new collaboration with The Flaming Lips and a few other releases headed your way next year.  Let’s get to it:

  • To continue “their decades-long tradition of banding together with the uniquely epic and imaginative”, Dogfish Head has teamed up with The Flaming Lips to bring you Dragons & YumYums in Spring 2018.  This “intensely tropical yet subtlety bitter” Pale Ale is “brewed with a combination of dragonfruit, yumberry, passionfruit, pear juice and black carrot juice providing an explosion of fruit in every sip.”  Clocking at 6.5% ABV, Dragons & YumYums will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft from April to August.

“The Flaming Lips are one of the most innovative and collaborative bands of all time and Dogfish shares a similarly playful and adventurous point of view,” says Sam Calagione, CEO and founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “Their art is a full-on otherworldly sensory experience and we strive to create that same intense sensational experience for craft beer drinkers in the development of our liquid art.” Good tunes and great beer are at the heart of Dogfish as the brewery 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.”

  • Speaking of musically-inspired brews, Wood-Aged Bitches Brew will return in February with Year-Round availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.  “Brewed as an homage to Miles Davis’ 1970 landmark jazz-rock fusion record”, Wood-Aged Bitches Brew is a “bold, honey-enhanced, imperial stout” that will be boasting “a new, wood-centric spin as this version is aged and blended in giant oak and Palo Santo wood tanks resulting in a vanilla, chocolatey-licorice wood aroma with a sweet, roasty, coffee flavor finish.”
  • Lupu Luau IPA and Namaste White will both be available in cans as Year-Round offerings in 2018.  They will join Wood-Aged Bitches Brew, 60 Minute IPA90 Minute IPASeaQuench AleFlesh & Blood IPAIndian BrownPalo Santo MarronBurton Baton and Midas Touch to round off the full Year-Round lineup.
  • Mixed Media – “a rustic Saison and Farmhouse blend with a crisp and quenching finish” – will arrive in May 2018 as a new Limited Release offering.  Created to be “the ultimate beer-wine hybrid”, Mixed Media is “brewed with 51% of the fermentables coming from pils malt, malted wheat and flaked oats, and 49% coming from late harvest Viognier grape must harvested for Dogfish by friends at Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Washington.” Mixed Media will have availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft (May to September).
  • Fruit-Full Fort will also debut in 2018 as a new Limited Release.  Brewed with Pils malt, Munich malt and Malted Wheat, this special offering is then fermented “with a big ol’ bundle of fresh berry juices including boysenberry, blackberry, raspberry and elderberry.”  This results in an “ageable” Belgian-style Ale that “leaves the taste buds warm with jammy dark fruit notes and deeply complex flavors.”  Fruit-Full Fort will have availability in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft from July to September.
  • Dogfish Head will also celebrate its Off-Centered Art Series in 2018.  For this series, the brewery has “partnered with highly acclaimed artist, Marq Spusta, to create custom pieces of art for beers that brings their unique stories to life through visuals.”  Art Series Beers include Romantic Chemistry (February – May), Dragons & YumYums (April – August), Punkin Ale (August – November) and Liquid Truth Serum (November – February).  All beers in this series will have availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.

That should cover just about everything we wanted to go over, but there are still plenty of amazing beers left to discover on the calendar below.  Give it a good look and get ready for another ridiculously good year of craft beer from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.  Prost!

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Dogfish Head Releases IPAs for the Holidays Variety Pack

DFHIPAsHolidays2Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) recently announced the limited release of IPAs for the Holidays, a variety 12-pack that exclusively includes Sixty One.

It is well known that the holidays are a time of celebration and togetherness.  Fully committed to that spirit, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is celebrating its “commitment to continual hopping” this year by bringing four beers that feature this innovation together in one limited-edition, mixed 12-pack known simply as IPAs for the Holidays.  This Variety Pack includes the following “exclusive beer-wine hybrid” and three old favorites (3 bottles of each beer in each pack):

  • Sixty One – 12-pack EXCLUSIVE! A marriage of two Dogfish Head innovations: beer-wine hybrids and continually hopped IPAs. Dogfish took its best-selling 60 Minute and added Syrah grape must to create an IPA with equal parts fruity complexity and pungent hoppiness.
  • 60 Minute IPA – A continually hopped super-fantastic East Coast IPA brewed with a slew of great Northwest hops for a powerful, but balanced, citrusy hop character.
  • 90 Minute IPA – A continually hopped Imperial IPA whose powerful malt backbone stands up to the extreme hopping rate for a pungent, not crushing flavor.
  • Indian Brown Dark IPA – A boisterous brown ale meets well-hopped IPA is brewed with aromatic dark malt, organic brown sugar and dry-hopped liberally for your holiday-drinking pleasure.

“Our journey with IPAs and continual hopping began twenty-two years ago at our brewpub in Rehoboth, where we angled a vibrating football game over a 5-barrel kettle with a bucket of pelletized hops hanging over it,” says Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “This super unique method allowed us to control the rate of hops entering the boil – with one hop dose each minute – paving the way for classic Dogfish beers like 60 Minute and 90 Minute IPA and opening the door for more adventurous IPA hybrid creations like Sixty One. IPAs for the Holidays is our gift to indie craft beer friends that rally behind pushing the boundaries of traditional brewing and enjoy drinking delicious, inventive IPAs – cheers!”

IPA for Holidays is hitting shelves now and will be available as long as supplies last.  You can track this limited-edition 12-pack down at craft beer-focused retailers located in Alabama, Florida, Delaware, and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Dogfish Head Releases Oak-Aged Siracusa Nera in Bottles

siracusa-nera-6On November 3, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) will officially release Oak-Aged Siracusa Nera Russian Imperial Stout in bottles for the first time.

Created as an experimental beer that has both American and Italian inspiration, Oak-Aged Siracusa Nera is an “innovative beer-wine hybrid [that] marries a dry-roasted Imperial Stout with a jammy wine.” The brewers at Dogfish Head pull this off by “beginning with roasty malts that give notes of coffee and dark chocolate in the aroma.”  Syrah grape must is then added to impart “multifaceted flavors of plums and cherries.”  Finally, the beer is aged on American oak to round everything off with “hints of light toasty vanilla.”  This all results in a 10% ABV Oak-Aged Siracusa Nera that is absolutely laden with bold and beautiful complexities.

This delicious stout captures the Dogfish spirit of beer-wine interaction and innovation which we’ve been experimenting with for over two decades with fusions like Midas Touch, Sixty One and Rasion D’tre,” says Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.  “A Russian Imperial Stout is a style we’ve been excited about recreating with a beer-wine hybrid twist.  We’re super happy with the way Siracusa drinks like a roasty, punchy, pitted-fruit wine but with a toasted oak finish. And props to our brewer coworker Amanda for leading on this recipe innovation.”

Oak-Aged Siracusa Nera officially releases on November 3 and will have limited availability in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.  You can find this on shelves and taps at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

A side note for the hopheads out there120 Minute Imperial IPA will also see a limited release this month.  Look for it to be on shelves and taps alongside Oak-Aged Siracusa Nera beginning on November 10, 2017.

Vital Information for Oak-Aged Siracusa Nera from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Limited; November 3, 2017
Style – Russian Imperial Stout
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 60 
Added Ingredients – Syrah grape must
Recommended Glassware – Snifter
Suggested Food Pairings – “For the foodies out there, Siracusa Nera pairs well with full-flavored, rich dishes like seared duck breast and roast venison, and on the sweeter side, it tastes yummy with a dark chocolate mousse or a plum tart.”
Fun Fact – “This . . . stout was originally brewed as a collaboration beer with Eataly, the largest Italian marketplace in the world. In fact, the name Siracusa Nera pays homage to the historic origins of the Syrah grape, tracing its ancient roots to the small Sicilian city of Siracusa in Italy.”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder/

Dogfish Head’s Pennsylvania Tuxedo Pale Ale Makes Limited Return

woolrich-photo-shoot-oct-2016-31Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) recently announced that it has teamed up once again with their friends at Woolrich for the limited release of Pennsylvania Tuxedo Pale Ale.

Brewed as a special collaboration between Dogfish Head and family-run outdoor clothing company Woolrich, Pennsylvania Tuxedo is a spruce tip infused American Pale Ale that “pays homage to the red and black flannel-suited hunters and gatherers who dwell deep in the backcountry of the wintertime-frigid, north-central PA.” The spruce tips, sourced from the “the forests outside the Woolrich factory”, provide “resinous conifer notes” that work beautifully alongside Pennsylvania Tuxedo’s “grassy citrus” hop notes and “dry, yet doughy malt backbone.”

“Pennsylvania Tuxedo smells like Paul Bunyan’s cologne and tastes like tongue-kissing Mother Nature, and it’s a labor of love that we hope you’ll share with friends this winter.”

 

–  Sam Calagione, Founder & CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Pennsylvania Tuxedo officially released on October 20 and is available for a limited time in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.  Look for this Limited Release to be on shelves and taps in Alabama, Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Pennsylvania Tuxedo from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Limited, late-October 2017
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
IBUs – 50
Added Ingredients – Fresh green spruce tips
Recommended Glassware – IPA glass
Suggested Food Pairings – “Jarlsberg or sharp cheddar chesses; Smoked salmon, smoked meats, wild game, big crusty breads”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder

Dogfish Head Introduces Craft Beer Fans to Liquid Truth Serum

liquid-truth-serum-5Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) recently announced that Liquid Truth Serum IPA is hitting shelves and taps now as the brewery’s latest Limited Release offering.

Developed to be the newest addition to Dogfish Head’s family of innovative, off-centered India Pale Ales, Liquid Truth Serum IPA has been created with a “unique process [that] involves pelletized, powdered, leaf and liquefied hops that are all added post boil creating an intensely aromatic ale with soft, citrusy fruit hop notes.”  Even though 100% of these various forms of hops were added post boil, Liquid Truth Serum was still able to pick up over 60 IBUs.  This all results in a 6.8% ABV, “hazy and golden-orange” India Pale Ale that is “super-aromatic and juicy-hoppy without being deceptively bitter.”

MYTH: Beers can only pick up IBUs by adding hops during the boil.  

 

TRUTH: Here is a 100% post-boil hop oriented IPA that picks up over 60 IBUs in process.

Liquid Truth Serum IPA is rolling out now and will be available through December 2017.  You can find this Limited Release offering in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Delaware, and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Liquid Truth Serum IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Limited, October – December 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.8%
IBUs – 65
Treatment – Liquid Truth Serum was created with a unique process that “involves pelletized, powdered, leaf and liquefied hops that are all added post boil creating an intensely aromatic ale with soft, citrusy fruit hop notes.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder
Fun Fact – Concerning the label artwork: “To kick off the Dogfish Head Art Series, the brewery once again teamed up with longtime friend and highly acclaimed designer, Marq Spusta, a California-based artist known for his distinct illustrative style, to create the Liquid Truth Serum label and artwork. The hop-forward India Pale Ale is part of the annual Art Series beer line up where the brewery collaborates with artists to create custom pieces of artwork for their seasonal ales. The label features Spusta’s version of a traveling medicine show unveiling the all-seeing “eye of truth” exposing the myth that all hops need to be added in the boil.”

Dogfish Head Welcomes Fall by Releasing Punkin Ale and Carobock

Punkin1_editedDogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) announced today that it will enter September with the limited-time releases of Punkin Ale and Carobock.

Punkin Ale first debuted in 1995 to honor Delaware’s World Championship Punkin Chunkin event, and it has since established itself as Dogfish Head’s best-selling seasonal beer.  A great deal of its success is based on the fact that this Pumpkin Beer is brewed with “real pumpkin meat” and spiced with brown sugar, allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon to create an authentic pumpkin pie-like experience.  The 7% ABV Punkin Ale is available now and will most likely hang around until Thanksgiving.  You can expect to find this Seasonal brew available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution footprint.

“We’ve been brewing Punkin Ale at Dogfish for over two decades, since long before there was a whole category of pumpkin beer, and have seen sales grow each and every year,” said Sam Calagione, CEO and founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “I think it’s because the complexity and authenticity of the recipe has remained world-class since we first brewed it as it’s not made with pumpkin flavoring or concentrates – we use fresh all-natural ingredients and that makes a big difference.

If Pumpkin Beers do not happen to be your thing, Dogfish Head has you covered with the limited release of Carobock.  This Bavarian-style Weizenbock (8% ABV) is “brewed with malted wheat, dark Munich malt and chocolate wheat and is fermented with traditional weizen yeast to boost the banana and spice notes that typify the style.” Since the brewers at Dogfish Head wanted this beer to be “a play on a delicious chocolate covered banana”, they also employed the use of “toasted carob pods to provide intense, earthy chocolate flavors and rounded out the brew by aging it on Madagascar vanilla beans.”  Carobock will officially release on September 1 as a draft-only, Limited Release offering.  Look for this one to be pouring at select craft beer spots located within Dogfish Head’s distribution area.

Both Punkin Ale and Carobock are only available for a limited time, so be sure to give these tasty brews a try at some point this fall.  Prost!

Vital Information for Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Seasonal, Fall 2017
Style – Pumpkin Beer
ABV – 7%
IBUs – 28
Added Ingredients – Real pumpkin meat, brown sugar, allspice, nutmeg & cinnamon
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder

Vital Information for Carobock from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Limited, arriving September 1, 2017
Style – Weizenbock 
ABV – 8%
Featured Malts – Malted Wheat, Dark Munich Malt & Chocolate Wheat
Added Ingredients – Toasted carob pods & Madagascar vanilla beans
Availability – Draft only
Beer Finder – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder

Dogfish Head Introduces Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout

oavwws-ingredients-9Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) has officially announced the release of Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout as the brewery’s newest Limited Release offering.

The newly released Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout arrives as a revamped take on the fan-favorite World Wide Stout.  Starting with the original, 18-year-old recipe that boasts “a ridiculous amount of barley”, the brewers at Dogfish Head then added a fresh layer of complexity by aging the Stout in “real 10,000 gallon oak tanks with heaps of [whole Madagascar] vanilla beans.”  This treatment produces a 16% ABV Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout that possesses “a wonderfully authentic tapestry of roasted malty, toasted vanilla flavors with subtle coffee notes.”

“When we first began brewing World Wide Stout at our brewpub back in the winter of 1999, the first batch sold out in less than a week – and nearly 18 years later the response has continued to be amazing,” said Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “At Dogfish, our raison d’être is to expand the boundaries of the typical beer experience by creating innovative beers made from fresh ingredients, so we decided to take a new spin on our popular stout by adding tons of whole Madagascar vanilla beans to the recipe. The addition of the beans enhances the coffee and chocolatey notes in the beer which we think our fans will enjoy.” 

Today’s press release from the brewery declares that Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout has officially shipped out to distributors.  You can expect to find this Limited Release brew available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution network (unfortunately, this does not include Alabama and any other state where this Stout exceeds ABV restrictions).  Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout will not last long once it hits shelves, so be sure to keep a keen eye out for this brew while out on your next beer run.  Prost!

Vital Information for Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Limited, late July 2017
Style – American Imperial Stout 
ABV – 16%
IBUs – 70
Treatment – Aged in 10,000 gallon oak tanks with vanilla beans
Recommended Glassware – Snifter
Suggested Food Pairings – Roasted venison, leg of lamb, cheesecake, chocolate mousse
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder (a.k.a. FishFinder) – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder
Fun Fact – On aging Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout: ““’Like Fort and 120 Minute IPA, Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout only gets better in its golden years. With aging, you’ll find the heat of the booze fades into the background and the port notes and vanilla roastiness takes over,’ said Calagione. ‘Grab a few bottles, enjoy one now and lay the others down for a few years.'”

Dogfish Head Goes Tropical with Release of Lupu-Luau IPA

lupu-luau-ingredients-4Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) recently announced the release of Lupu-Luau IPA as the brewery’s latest ode to summer.

When it comes to figuring out the story behind Lupu-Luau IPA, you can find all the answers in its name:

  • “Lupu” – an abbreviated take on Lupulin, the hop flower gland containing essential oils
  • “Luau” – a reference to the beer’s tropical hop notes and coconut-centric nature that translates as “a tropical party in your mouth”

Brewed with toasted coconut, experimental hops and dehydrated coconut water, this coconut-forward India Pale Ale displays aromatics of “tropical fruit, pineapple and [citrus]” while “coconut and woodsy notes” carry the flavor profile.  At 7.3% ABV and 45 IBUs, Lupu-Luau IPA comes together to be a unique but spot-on representation of what summer is all about.

“We worked hard to secure the majority of the full domestic yield of this experimental hop crop for years to come and Dogfish is currently the only brewery contracted to purchase it,” says Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “We use dehydrated coconut water that contains delicious natural sugars and flaked toasted coconut as centerpieces of the beer – ingredients that pay homage to Coco Loco, a coconut blonde brewpub exclusive we brewed back in 2011 and an early example of tropical fruit IPA innovation from Dogfish.”

Lupu-Luau IPA is available now and will be hanging out through the summer months.  You can track this Seasonal brew down in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Lupu-Luau IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Seasonal, launching July 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.3%
IBUs – 45
Added Ingredients – Toasted coconut & dehydrated coconut water
Recommended Glassware – IPA glass
Suggested Food Pairings – “White fish ceviche, roasted pineapple salsa, BBQ meats”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder (a.k.a. Fish Finder) – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder

Dogfish Head Sends Romantic Chemistry IPA and Festina Pêche Out for the Summer

rom-chem-2017-1Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) has officially announced the release of Romantic Chemistry IPA and Festina Pêche Neo-Berliner Weisse as two thirst-quenching seasonals that craft beer fans can enjoy all summer long.

To satisfy any hop hankerings you may encounter this summer, Dogfish Head has you covered with the Seasonal release of Romantic Chemistry IPA.  This “serious” American India Pale Ale (7.2% ABV and 40 IBUs) gets its amplified level of refreshment thanks to being “brewed with an intermingling of mangos, apricots, hops, ginger, and a beautiful essential oil called myrcene which overlaps with all the components.”  After a dry-hopping with three hop varieties, the beer rounds off with “a tropical fruit aroma and a hop-forward finish.”  Romantic Chemistry is available now and will be hanging around through the month of August.  You can find this Seasonal brew available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer establishments in Alabama, Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution footprint.

“We’ve been experimenting with fruit and citrus IPAs since 1996 when we released Aprihop, an IPA brewed with apricots,” says Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “Fruit IPAs continue to be the biggest breakout craft beer style in America and we’re proud of the innovative, fruit-centric IPAs we have available now in both Romantic Chemistry in bottles and Flesh & Blood in cans.”

festina-peche-2017-3First brewed back in 2007, Festina Pêche has certainly earned its craft beer street cred by being one of the earliest widely-available American representations of the Berliner Weisse style.  Lovingly dubbed “a tart and refreshing neo-Berliner Weisse,” Dogfish Head’s take on the style is “brewed to deliver a green apple-like tartness flavor balanced with sweet peachy goodness.”  Clocking in just 4.5% ABV and 8 IBUs, this pale straw-colored ale “is unique in that the fruit complexity is woven into the aroma and taste through the natural fermentation of the peach sugars.”  Officially releasing on May 7, Festina Pêche will be available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft through August.  Like Romantic Chemistry IPAFestina Pêche will also be available at craft beer focused restaurants, bars and retailers located within Dogfish Head’s distribution network.

“We started brewing Festina Peche back in 2007 and a full decade later, it continues to be one of our top selling, most requested beers by our fans,” says Calagione. “When you relax, unwind and slow down on the beach with loved ones this summer, you should do so deliberately, without haste, and with a Festina Peche in your hand.”

Romantic Chemistry IPA and Festina Pêche Neo-Berliner Weisse will only be available during the summer months, so just keep these two options in mind when you are on the hunt for refreshing brews capable of beating back the inevitable heat headed your way.  Prost!

Vital Information for Romantic Chemistry IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Seasonal, April to August 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.2%
IBUs – 40
Added Ingredients – Mangos, apricots, ginger, and the essential oil myrcene
Suggested Glassware – IPA glass
Suggested Food Pairings – White Stilton with apricots, Roquefort, Parmesan, salads, swordfish, Mexican dishes, barbeque, hummus
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder (a.k.a. Fishfinder) – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder

Vital Information for Festina Pêche Neo-Berliner Weisse from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Seasonal, May to August 2017
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 8
Added Ingredients – Peaches
Suggested Glassware – Pint
Suggested Food Pairings – Chèvre cheese, grilled chicken or fish, salad
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder (a.k.a. Fishfinder) – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA Makes a Springtime Appearance

120Min_B_0_0_editedDogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) has officially announced that 120 Minute IPA is returning for a limited release beginning on April 10.

Fittingly referred to as the “Holy Grail for Hopheads”, 120 Minute IPA gets its name and distinction by being “continuously hopped with more than one-hundred twenty hop additions over a one-hundred twenty minute boil.” This lengthy exposure to high-alpha American hops produces a “gigantic, candy-like India Pale Ale [that] is copper in color with sweet-citrus, piney and floral aromas.”  Weighing in at a massive 15-20% ABV and 120 IBUs, 120 Minute IPA is a true sipper that “is an ideal candidate for sharing and is best served cool, not cold.”

“Like Fort and World Wide Stout, 120 Minute IPA gets even more special with age,” says Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.  “I recommend buying a couple bottles, drink one fresh, and lay one down for a year or two – you’ll discover that time brings forward delicious, fruity marmalade and sherry notes in the beer.”

120 Minute IPA is an incredibly limited release that will begin rolling out to distribution on Monday, April 10.  This offering will be available in 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments in Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution area (**where legal of course**).  This release marks the first time that 120 Minute IPA will be available in “Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina and New Mexico. California and New Hampshire will receive the off-centered ale for the first time in 12oz bottles, in addition to draft.”  120 Minute IPA never lasts long once it hits shelves, so be sure to secure a bottle or two while on your next beer run.  Prost!

(**Alabama hop heads, we are sorry to inform you that your state’s laws currently prohibit the sale of 120 Minute IPA due to its elevated ABV level.**)

Vital Information for 120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery 

Release – Limited, rolling out April 10, 2017
Style – American Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 15 – 20%
IBUs – 120
Suggested Food Pairings – Epoisses, smoked almonds, smoked meats, grilled lamb, gingersnaps
Availability – 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder (a.k.a. Fishfinder) – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder/