Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Reveals 2019 Beer Release Calendar

SuperEIGHT_12ozCan copyConfident that they are headed into their “best year yet”, the folks at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) are backing up that claim with the announcement of their 2019 Beer Release Calendar.

Just as we do with all brewery calendar-related news, we have posted Dogfish Head’s full 2019 Beer Release Calendar below for you to take in on your own.  With that said, we should probably quickly go over just a few of the many noteworthy releases Dogfish Head plans to treat us to in 2019.  Let’s get to it:

  • Liquid Truth Serum IPA will continue to be a Year-Round offering in 2019 and is “coming to 12 oz. cans in addition to the already available 16 oz. cans!”
  • The Perfect Disguise – a “double dry-hopped American IPA brewed with German Chit malt, loaded with tropical flavors and a crisp Kölsch-like finish” – will kick off the 2019 Off-Centered Art Series (February – April).  Dragons & YumYums (April – August), Punkin Ale (Mid-August – November), and 75 Minute IPA (November – January 2020) will all return to round out the Art Series lineup.  All four 2019 Off-Centered Art Series offerings will feature label artwork designed by Michael Hacker.
  • Listed as an “Occasional Release”, American Beauty – a Pale Ale brewed in collaboration with the Grateful Dead – will return in 2019 with Year-Round availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles.  **You can read all about this one by clicking here.**
  • Speaking of Occasionals, Raison D’Extra (January – April) and World Wide Stout (May – August) will both be making long-awaited returns in 2019.
  • Arriving as a brand spanking new additional the brewery’s lineup of Occasionals, SuperEIGHT is Dogfish Head’s “sessionable gose brewed with eight super ingredients: prickly pear, mango, boysenberry, blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, kiwi juices, toasted quinoa and an ample addition of red Hawaiian sea salt! Okay, so technically that’s nine, but it ‘gose’ without say that there’s going to be salt.”
  • Unfortunately, sacrifices had to be made to accommodate the beers above and that means that we will not be seeing Indian BrownFestina PêchePennsylvania Tuxedo and Romantic Chemistry IPA in 2019.

That wraps up just about everything we wanted to cover, but there are still quite a few exciting brews left for you to find on the calendar below.  Soak it all in and start getting yourself prepared for all the Off-Centered goodness headed your way in 2019.  Prost!

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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