In more history meets beer, Dogfish Head is planning to bottle Ta Henket. This “wheat ale” has only been available on draft before.
Ta Henket is brewed with Za’ atar (a blend of herbs, sesame seeds, & salt,) Doum Fruit (a sacred fruit found in tombs of pharoahs) and Chamomile. Of course this beer wouldn’t be complete without some free range Eqyptian yeast.
Ta Henket was featured on Episode 5 of the ill fated Brewmasters show that aired on Discovery Channel.
Working with our archeologist friend Dr. Pat McGovern, this beer was created to incorporate the ancient ingredients and techniques described in Egyptian hieroglyphics. It was brewed to 11.4Plato with Emmer (an ancient form of wheat) and loaves of hearth baked bread and flavored with dom-palm fruit, chamomile, and zatar. Fermentation was carried out by a native Egyptian saccharomyces yeast strain captured by Sam and Floris during a recent trip to Egypt.
Availability: 750ml bottles, Draft