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The 39th distribution state for Dogfish Head: Nebraska

Milton, Delaware based Dogfish Head Craft Brewery adds Nebraska distribution this month.

The Johnson Brothers Liquor Company has been selected bring Dogfish Head’s lineup to the state, which is the 39th state in their distribution footprint, (plus Washington D.C.).

“We’re excited to ship our innovative beers to Dogfish fans in Nebraska and to begin a great and long-lasting relationship with the beer drinkers, retailers, and distributor partners in the state. We have our canning and bottling lines pumping out a ton of beer and enough brewing capacity to ensure we can keep retailers well stocked with our well-differentiated family of beers for years to come.” – Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Dogfish Head fans in Nebraska can expect 90 Minute IPA, Namaste White, Indian Brown, 60 Minute IPA, SeaQuench Ale, Lupu-Luau IPA, Flesh & Blood IPA, Palo Santo Marron, Burton Baton, Midas Touch and a plethora of seasonal releases.

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Dogfish Head creates a beer with the active ingredient in pepper spray

Dogfish Head IN YOUR MACE

Dogfish Head IN YOUR MACE! debuts this month, brewed with the active ingredient found in Mace Pepper Spray. 

A creation brewed for the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston, this beer definitely lives up to the name. Brewery founder Sam Calagione partnered with his high school friend, who incidentally is also the Vice President of Sales at Mace Security International. Most brewers might not have seen the duo finding a way to collaborate but in true Dogfish Head “off-centered” tradition – they did.

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The base beer is a coffee milk stout, brewed with lactose, chicory, and cinnamon verum chips from the Zanzibar Islands. That all sounds pretty typical until you add the chili oil, which happens to be the same chili oil found in Mace branchicod pepper spray.

“IN YOUR MACE! is one of our most fun and personal partnerships to date and I’m super proud of this small-batch team-up with our friends at Mace Brand pepper spray. Any day we get to brew a beer wearing full body suits, face masks and respirators is a memorable day in the brewhouse.” – Sam Calagione, CEO and Dogfish Founder

The brewery describes the flavor as  “smoky, moderately sweet stout gives off spicy nutmeg, anise and espresso aromas with a palette-warming chili spiced finish.”The beer might awaken your taste buds, but it’s definitely not strong enough to stop an intruder.

In addition to pouring February 2nd and 3rd at the Extreme Beer Festival in Boston, 200, 750-milliliter bottles will be available at the brewery’s Tasting Room in Milton, Delaware on February 17th.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Cinnamon. Mace. Chili Oil. Chicory. Lactose.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Limited Draft.
Debut: 2/1/18

5% ABV

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Aged on wood & year-round: Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew

Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew

Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew is now available year-round. 

In 2010, Dogfish Head released Bitches Brew, a new imperial stout created to honor the epic Miles Davis album by the same name, released in 1970. The album, deemed unconventional by many at the time, is considered the progenitor of the jazz-rock genre.

Much like the album’s composition, the imperial stout blends carefully selected components in its creation. The original release was created out of threads of an imperial stout, and imperial stout brewed with gesho root and honey.

Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew adds a new element – wood. The beer has been aged and blended in the giant oak tanks that Dogfish Head uses to age their Pale Santo release. This “deeper cut” is a fusion of three threads of imperial stout aged on oak, and one of the Tej, an African honey beer, aged in the 10,000 gallon Palo Santo tanks.

Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew is available this month in new 12-ounce/6-packs year-round.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Honey)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Year-Round
Release: January 2018

9% ABV

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Dogfish Head names new brewery president

Dogfish Head George Pastrana

Dogfish Head has named George Pastrana the brewery’s President and Chief Operating Officer. 

The search took a year, but Delaware based Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has named a new president, George Pastrana. He has spent six years as Chief Marketing Officer/Vice President of Marketing & Innovation at ACH Food Companies. Pastrana holds a Johnson Graduate School of Management and is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he studied Biomedical Engineering.

“George has impressed us every step of the way with his integrity, people-first, products-second leadership philosophy, sound experience at high-level strategic planning, and his recognition that innovation and brand distinction are at the heart of every successful entrepreneurial company’s raison d’etre. These very same priorities have driven me and my co-workers since we opened Dogfish Head as the smallest commercial brewery in the country in 1995. We have come a long way and we are very excited George is now joining us on our journey, as the leader of Dogfish Head’s leaders. – Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Founder

Both Sam Calagione will maintain the position of founder and CEO and Mariah Calagione Executive VP and co-founder.

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Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo is back in plaid

Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo Bottles

Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo, a pale ale brewed with spruce tips, returns to the brewery’s seasonal lineup. This beer is a collaboration with Pennsylvania clothing manufacturer, Woolrich.

Before you get to know the beer, get to know 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. All the more reason this beer is a collaboration with Pennsylvania clothing manufacturer, Woolrich.

Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo has made an appearance before, released on tap at the brewpub in Rehoboth Beach in 2014. In 2015, Tuxedo was bottled for the first time as well, destined for a larger Dogfish Head market.

“Pennsylvania Tuxedo smells like Paul Bunyan’s cologne and tastes like tongue-kissing Mother Nature, and it’s a labor of love that we hope you’ll share with friends this winter.” Brewery founder Sam Calagione

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.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Spruce Tips)
Availability: Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: October 2017

8.5 ABV 

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“Blissfully inefficient” Dogfish Head Liquid Truth Serum IPA debuts in November

Dogfish Head Liquid Truth Serum IPA

Dogfish Head Liquid Truth Serum IPA will round out the Delaware brewery’s 2017 lineup later this year.

The makers of famed 60, 90 and 120 Minute IPA released coconutty hit Lupu-Luau this summer. This winter is looking hoppy as well. Dogfish Head Liquid Truth Serum first appeared as a brewpub exclusive back in 2016. The “blissfully inefficient IPA” is only hopped after the boil with Warrior, Simcoe, and Calypso hops, and then gets extra tropical thanks to Azacca, Mosaic, and Citra hops. This IPA is all about hop aromas.

As long as the recipe stays the same when it comes time to bottle this release, expect more of the same.

Truthfully hoppy without being deceptively bitter.

Dogfish Head Liquid Truth Serum IPA will be available in 12-ounce bottles and draft. Currently on the brewery’s calendar for November 2017.

Style: IPA
Hops: Azacca, Mosaic, Citra, Warrior, Simcoe, Calypso

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: November, 2017

7.2% ABV

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Dogfish Head Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout debuts July 21st

Dogfish Head Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout bottle

One of America’s strongest imperial stouts Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, will be a bit different when it rolls around again in 2017. This July you’ll be sipping Dogfish Head Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout.

November, as the weather is getting colder, Dogfish Head unleashes World Wide, an imperial stout that usually ranges from 15% to 20% alcohol by volume. The beast has been making a seasonal appearance (almost every year) since 1999. From an off-centered bunch like Dogfish Head, perhaps a change is in order.

Dogfish Head Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout was planned for August, but the brewery has officially announced a July 21st release date. The dark and roasty sipping beer has been aged in 10,000 gallon oak tanks with vanilla beans.

“At Dogfish, our raison d’être is to expand the boundaries of the typical beer experience by creating innovative beers made from fresh ingredients, so we decided to take a new spin on our popular stout by adding tons of whole Madagascar vanilla beans to the recipe.  The addition of the beans enhances the coffee and chocolatey notes in the beer which we think our fans will enjoy.”  – Sam Calagione, founder & CEO

Dogfish Head Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout debuts in 12-ounce bottles on July 21st. Important to note, due to its high alcohol by volume, not every state in the brewery’s distribution territory will receive this new release.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Vanilla Beans. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Aug-Nov.
Debut: July, 2017

16% ABV

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