Dogfish Head It’s The End Of the Wort As We Know It, a “nutrient-rich survival beer” on January 27th.
With an overt nod to the band R.E.M.’s seminal 90’s track, Dogfish Head It’s The End Of the Wort As We Know It will make a limited appearance at the Delaware brewery later this month.
Using nutrient-rich superfoods like including purple sweet potatoes, rose hips, chia seed, flax seed, spelt, oats and quinoa, Dogfish Head created a beer with 8x more Vitamin B than the leading light lager. Additionally, “End of the Wort” boasts 90% of the daily recommended serving of folic acid. That means this beer can fight anemia better than most beers. In an ironic twist, folate deficiency can be caused by alcoholism. (Life is confusing.)
In true “Off-Centered” fashion, each of the 200 bottles of Dogfish Head It’s The End Of the Wort As We Know It will sport a brewery branded Swiss Army Knife, survival blanket, and paracord. Everything you need to survive a wilderness drinking situation.
“We are not making any health claims in association with this beer. We are merely sharing our brewing process and the culinary ingredients we chose for the recipe that are rich in alluring aromas and flavors.” Slightly tart and subtly sweet with jammy blueberry, cranberry, and cherry flavors, this medium-bodied beer clocks in at 9% ABV and is a critical off-centered ale to include in your survival bunker. – Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Founder
Dogfish Head It’s The End Of the Wort As We Know It is limited to just 200 750 milliliter bottles. On sale for $45 dollars at the brewery on January 27th.
Style: Belgian-style Strong Ale ( Purple Sweet Potatoes. Rose Hips. Chia Seeds, Flax Seed, Spelt, Oats. Quinoa)
Malts: Oats, Spelt
Availability: 750ml Bottles. 200 Bottles, Brewery Only
Funky Buddha Sweet Potato Casserole Strong Ale returns to the brewery’s lineup on August 13th.
When you start reaching for fall beers, make sure you don’t overlook this one. When Florida’s Funky Buddha Brewery calls a beer Sticky Treats, Blueberry Cobbler or Sweet Potato Casserole, they mean it.
Yet another beer in the brewery’s arsenal brewed with marshmallows. The strong ale is brewed the gooey stuff, plus sweet potatoes and a bevy of fall spices.
Funky Buddha Sweet Potato Casserole Strong Ale will be available in 12-ounce bottles and draft at the brewery starting August 13th, and throughout Florida shortly after.
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Red Brick Southern Roots, a sweet potato brown ale, debuts on Black Friday. The base beer, a brown ale, is brewed with a fall spice blend, plus sweet potatoes, or course.
This brown ale is brewed with real sweet potatoes and a blend of ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. It sports a malty body that gives notes of pecans and toasted marshmallow.
Red Brick Southern Roots will be available in 12 ounce cans, and draft both at the brewery, and exclusively at Taco Mac (or T. Mac, whichever they are called now.) through December, 2015.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Release: Black Friday, 2015
This collaboration got started when the brewery first tasted Brasseries Dunham at the Shelton Brothers festival in Los Angeles. Jester King fell in love, and soon Dunham was brewing in Austin Texas.
Jester King Amicis Mortis is brewed with sweet potatoes, chili peppers, and coconut. The farmhouse ale was fermented in stainless steel using Jester King’s mix culture of locally harvested yeast and bacteria.
Jester King Amicis Mortis was packaged May 20th, 2015, in 750ml bottles. On sale when he brewery opens on Friday, August 21st. $12
4.2% ABV, 32 IBUs
Images via Jester King
Wicked Weed Brewing’s (Asheville, NC) Terra Locale Appalachia arrives on Monday November 10th. Appalachia is a brett saison, brewed with sweet potatoes, honey and grits. The Terra Locale series focuses on using local ingredients. The mountains of North Carolina? Grits are a perfect choice.
Image via Wicked Weed
In this spotlight, Sierra Nevada teamed up with a super group of brewers known as the Asheville Brewers Alliance to create to create Tater Ridge, a Scottish Ale with sweet potatoes. Featured North Carolina brewers include Luke Dickinson of Wicked Weed, and John Stuart of Green Man Brewing.
Tater Ridge pays homage to our area’s Scottish Highland history, and its craft brew pioneers. With a hint of down home Southern flair, this Scottish ale is rich and malty, using special floor-malted six-row barley from Asheville’s Riverbend Malting, and has a smooth kick from the use of sweet potatoes, a tasty Southern staple.
Sierra Nevada Tater Ridge joins eleven other offerings coming this July in the Beer Camp Across America Mixed Pack.
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Beer Camp 12-pack.
Arrival: July, 2014
7% ABV, 35 IBUs
Read more: Beer Camp Across America