In a November already filled with good news from the brewery, two more exciting pieces of information have now been released by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware):
- 12 oz. cans of 60 Minute IPA are beginning to hit shelves now.
- Red & White has officially returned for a limited time.
With the purchase of a state-of-the-art canning line from Krones, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has now officially joined the canned craft beer movement and 60 Minute IPA will fittingly be the brewery’s first offering released in cans. 60 Minute IPA is a fan-favorite India Pale Ale that “is continuously hopped — more than 60 hop additions over a 60-minute boil.” This beer’s popularity has played a huge role in Dogfish Head’s impressive growth over the years, so it only seems appropriate that 60 Minute IPA is given the honors to embark on the canning line’s maiden voyage. On Monday, November 7, 12 oz. cans of 60 Minute IPA will head out into distribution “throughout the Mid-Atlantic, then into Dogfish’s full 30-state plus Washington D.C. distribution footprint in early 2017.” Flesh & Blood IPA and SeaQuench Ale will then join the brewery’s year-round brand can lineup in early 2017 as well.
“Early on in the craft brewing renascence I was underwhelmed with the canning technology for craft beer,” said Dogfish Head founder and President Sam Calagione. “But times have changed, equipment has evolved, and we’ve designed a beautiful, state-of-the-art Krones can line that delivers the quality and consistency our consumers have come to expect from our beer.”
As an added bonus, fans of Dogfish Head will be delighted to hear that Red & White is returning to shelves as a limited release from the brewery’s lineup of Occasional Rarities. After attending a beer and wine dinner on the West Coast, Dogfish Head founder and President Sam Calagione was inspired to create Red & White as an offering that captures characteristics of both beer and wine. The “White” portion of this offering refers to the lovely base of a Belgian-style Witbier brewed with coriander and orange peel. The juice of Pinot Noir grapes accounts for the “Red”, and then “a fraction of the batch is aged in one of [the brewery’s] 10,000-gallon oak tanks.” Once completed, Red & White presents itself as a 10% ABV offering that “successfully marries the refreshing citrusy qualities of a Belgian-style white beer with the robust complexity of a red wine.” This limited release offering is available now in 750ml bottles and can be found at select craft beer establishments within Dogfish Head’s distribution area.
There you have it. Go ahead and grab a bottle or two of Red & White to share during the fast-approaching holiday season, and make a note to remind yourself that those cans of 60 Minute IPA will begin turning up in the Southeast at the start of 2017. Prost!
Vital Information for 60 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Release – Year-round
Style – India Pale Ale
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 60
Aroma – Hop-forward with piney & citrus notes
Flavor – Hoppy with moderate bitterness & crisp finish
Food Pairing – Spicy foods, pesto, grilled salmon, soy-based dishes, pizza
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft. 12 oz. cans become available in Mid-Atlantic region on November 7, 2016 with distribution into the full 30 state distribution area of Dogfish Head to follow in 2017.
Vital Information for Red & White from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Release – Limited/Occasional Rarities Series, November 2016
Style – Belgian-style Witbier
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 35
Aroma – A combination of citrus and berry with a balance of subtle spicy notes
Flavor – Winey red and orange citrus complemented with subtle spiciness
Food Pairing – Grilled red meat, Reuben, meatballs, stewed greens, grapes
Suggested Glassware – Snifter
Availability – 750 ml bottles
Beer Finder (a.k.a. FishFinder) – http://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder