Dogfish Head Raison D’Extra Makes Long-Awaited Return

DFHRaisonDextrabottleDogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) has officially announced that its legendary Raison D’Extra has returned for a limited time.

Crafted to be the “immodest” big brother for Raison D’Etre (a.k.a. the “ultimate beer partner for steak”), Raison D’Extra is a Belgian-style Brown Ale brewed with “an obscene amount of malt, brown sugar and raisins.”  Incredibly massive in size, the sip- and cellar-worthy Raison D’Extra will amaze your craft beer-loving soul as it “[pushes] the limits of what a Belgian yeast can do (and . . .  that’s somewhere in the ballpark of 15% to 18% ABV!)”

Raison D’Extra is available now and has plans to stick around through April 2019.  You can expect to find this Occasional Release 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 area (availability may be affected in some states due to local ABV restrictions). Prost!

Vital Information for Raison D’Extra from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Limited/Occasional, January – April 2019
Style – Belgian-style Dark Ale
ABV – 15% to 18%
IBUs – 40
Added Ingredients – Brown sugar, raisins & beet sugars
Original Release Date- 2003
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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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!