Fruit nuanced India pale ales have taken the beer world by storm over the past year, and 2017 will be no different. The beer debuted in 2016 in the brewery’s “Occasionals” lineup, but demand is dictating otherwise. Dogfish Head Flesh & Blood IPA has been promoted to year-round status, exclusively in aluminum.
Flesh & Blood’s base is an imperial IPA, brewed with fresh lemon flesh, and blood orange juice.
“We’ve been experimenting with fruit and citrus IPA’s since 1996 when we released Aprihop, an IPA brewed with apricots. The India Pale Ale is the biggest craft beer style in America and the most popular breakout subset style in the fruit IPA. We think the fruit IPA category will surge the fastest in 2017 and we are proud of Dogfish Head’s innovator position in this realm.” – Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head founder and CEO
Dogfish Head Flesh & Blood IPA as well as 60 Minute IPA are now shipping to all distribution markets as of January, 2017.
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Dogfish Head World Wide Stout will return to the 2016 lineup this November. Brewed for the first time in 1999, World Wide Stout was truncated from the 2012 lineup thanks to brewing constraints prior to expanding the Milton production facility. However, it returned to the lineup in 2013. This year it will release November of 2016.
Taste: As a beer brewed with a lot of barley, you can expect a roasted malt profile with subtle coffee notes. Dogfish Head also highly suggests aging this beer as it gets better over time. Aged World Wide Stout loses some of the burn of the high ABV and the more complex flavor profile shines.
The brewery touts this beer at somewhere between 15% to 20% alcohol by volume. That means this beast may not been legal for sale in your state.
Style: Imperial Stout
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft
Release: November, 2016
15% ABV, 70 IBUS
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Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo, a pale ale brewed with spruce tips, has returned this fall. This beer is a collaboration with Pennsylvania clothing manufacturer, Woolrich.
Before you get to know the beer, get to the name. The “Pennsylvania Tuxedo” is the stylish descriptor given to the red and black hunting outfits popularized by Woolrich, dating back to the late 1800’s.
Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo has made an appearance before, released on tap at the brewpub in Rehoboth Beach in 2014. Last year, Tuxedo was bottled for the first time as well, destined for a larger Dogfish Head market.
When you brew an outdoorsy collaboration, you brew it with spruce tips, right? The brewery’s Sam Calagione mentions in the video below where John Rich almost died from falling off the rafters at a barn raising after drinking too much of his own spruce beer.
Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo is available once again in 12 ounce bottles and draft in November, 2016.
Dogfish Head Beer for Breakfast, the brewery’s essential breakfast beer, has been released in bottles.
You’ve heard of breakfast beers before. Typically it’s a stout brewed with coffee. Perhaps oats. Maybe even a little milk sugar (lactose). Yeah, Dogfish Head could do that too, but hey- that’s not very off-centered is it? This beer needs that little something extra. Bacon? Orange Juice? Nope. Scrapple.
If you aren’t from the northeast, strap in. Let us explain scrapple. It’s breakfast meat, akin to sausage. Scrapple is pork scraps seasoned with spices and held together with corn meal. The brewery uses Rapa Scrapple. Some of the best you can get. This is just the beginning of what this stout looks like.
Dogfish Head Beer For Breakfast has a long list of ingredients. The most important meal of the day looks like this:
- Maple syrup from the trees at Northfield Mount Hermon High School (Sam Calagione met his wife there)
- Barley smoked over applewood
- Roasted Chicory
- Lactose (milk sugar)
- Guatemalan Antigua cold press coffee
- Scrapple from Rapa’s Scrapple.
Dogfish Head Beer for Breakfast is now available in 12 ounce bottles starting November 7th.
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA is officially the first can released by the Delaware based brewery.
There is no doubt that can beer is all the rage these days. Recently, Stone Brewing added cans, and Lagunitas tacks on their first can starting in July. Looking at the top small/craft breweries by production in the United States, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, Bell’s Brewery, Sam Adams, and Yuengling all can at least some of their core and seasonal releases.
As for Dogfish Head, the brewery unveiled revamped artwork across their portfolio at a special event during the Craft Brewer’s Conference in Philadelphia earlier this year. Tucked ever so discreetly was a teaser of the brewery’s aluminum plans.
“Early on in the craft brewing renascence I was underwhelmed with the canning technology for craft beer…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.” – Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head founder and President
The brewery’s flagship 60 Minute IPA (seen above) will officially be the first release, launching in the mid-atlantic states by the middle of November. Expect to see 60 Minute across the brewery’s entire distribution network in 2017.
Flesh & Blood IPA is also a potential 12 ounce can release. Flesh started shipping for the first time on June 27th.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 12oz Cans, Draft.
Release: Mid-November, 2016
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Dogfish Head Punkin Ale is back on shelves for the 2016 fall season, donning some hot new artwork.
Debuting in 1995 and now one America’s best selling pumpkin beers; Dogfish Head Punkin is usually the first of its style to sell out each year.
The 2016 artwork is from the imagination of Drew Millward. His illustrations have already graced seasonal Festina Peche, and now Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, and soon – the meat infused Beer for Breakfast. Millward draws “the old fashioned way” in a technology filled world, with pens, pencils and paper.
As for Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, the annual favorite is brewed with pumpkin flesh, as well as brown sugar, and fall-like spices like nutmeg and cinnamon.
A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar.
The name is inspired by an “off-centered” Delaware tradition dubbed the “Punkin Chunkin” where contestants compete to see how far they can catapult and cannon a pumpkin.
Dogfish Punkin Ale is available in 12oz bottles and draft now through November, 2016
7% ABV, 28 IBUs
Dogfish Head Biere de Provence joins the Milton, Delaware based brewery’s “Occasionals” lineup in May, 2016.
Named and inspired by the fields of Provence in southeastern France, Dogfish Head Biere de Provence is a saison, brewed with lavender, marjoram (a and bay leaves.
Inspired by the fields of Provence, this saison is brewed with a bounty of fresh herbs to give it a floral nose and unique, dry spice.
Dogfish Head Biere de Provence is a draft, and 12 ounce bottle offering.
8.3% ABV. 30 IBUs