Imagine pouring 11,000 pints of beer. Dogfish Head did that. At the recent Firefly Festival at Dover International Speedway in Delaware, Dogfish Head was there to party. (and pour). The brewery created a special English-style pale ale named for the inaugural festival – Firefly Ale.
Firefly is an English-style Pale Ale brewed with Marris Otter barley and English heritage hops (because the Sex Pistols invented punk rock). To add a fruity and citrusy aroma, there’s a late addition of American Calypso hops (because the Ramones invented punk rock).
Firefly, along with other beers that DFH was selling did well. By 10:30 pm on the first day – the brewery at the fest ran out of beer. A whopping 11,000 pints were sold according to DelMarVa Now. Impressive. Firefly is a one-off brewed just for the 3 day festival.