One of Dogfish Head’s most quaffable beers, Namaste could be coming to 12oz bottles soon.
Namaste was first conceptualized in 2009. Brewery founder Sam Calagione was travelling around Belgium with some other big names in American brewing (Tomme Arthur, Adam Avery, Rob Todd, Vinnie Ciluruzo.) One of the Belgian destinations was 3 Fonteinen Brewery. The Belgian home of geuze, lambics, blondes & more. The brewers of 3 Fonteinen has a planned a trip to Delaware to visit Dogfish, but were forced to cancel when the brewery was met with “tragedy.” A thermostat broke, ruining almost 100,000 bottles of aging Belgian beers. That equates to nearly 1/3 of their total production. Devastating at best.
Namaste was brewed with Leo from Birra del Borgo (same peeps as My Antonia) as a tribute to 3 Fonteinen. It’s a Belgian white ale brewed with orange slices, fresh cut lemongrass, and coriander. In 2010, production of Namaste was ramped up, and has been arriving in 750 ml bottles seasonally since.
Hopefully soon you won’t have to make the big bottle commitment.
Style: Witbier (w/ Lemongrass, Coriander, Oranges)
Taste Expectations: Lemon. Orange peel. Citrus. Wheat & spices.
Availability: 750ml wine bottles. Draft. (Currently)
Namaste: The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. In other words it is a show of mutual respect and admiration – a great single word summary of the inspiration behind this brew