Topic Archives: Birch Syrup

Posted in Dogfish Head, Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return, Sierra Nevada

For the 3rd time in a decade, Dogfish Head & Sierra Nevada release ‘Life & Limb’

Dogfish Head Sierra Nevada Life & Limb 3

Some of the newcomers to the craft beer scene probably don’t remember Life & Limb, the collaboration between Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada. The first release of this collaboration occurred in 2009, followed by Life & Limb 2 in 2011. Now, the third release of this Life & Limb collaboration hits shelves, this time in 16-ounce cans.

This American strong ale is brewed with two different syrups – maple syrup from the Calagione farm in Massachusetts, as well as birch syrup. In the previous collaborations, the birch syrup was delivered to Chico, California fresh from Alaska.

Additionally, the breweries used estate barley from Sierra Nevada’s farm, plus a house yeast blend of both Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada.

We are proud to share our third version of the life and limb with its thousands of other branches who collectively comprise the craft brewing family tree. Sip slowly with friends and loved ones, savor long-because one could do better than be a swigger of birches.

The “canned on” date is dated in May. From the looks of it, neither brewery has really mentioned this release on social media as it seems to have quietly hit shelves nationally. Neither Sierra Nevada nor Dogfish Head responded for comment.

For its third release in 10 years, this unique collaboration – Life & Limb 3 is available in 16-ounce cans (by Sierra), very suitable for future aging in the event of a Life & Limb 4 release.

Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Maple Syrup. Birch Syrup.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: August 2019

10% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Dogfish Head

Meet Dogfish Head’s New Ancient Ales Addition


Dogfish Head’s (Milton, DE) most creative beer collection is by far the Ancient Ales Series. The brewers work with Dr. Patrick McGovern, a leading expert in ancient beverages to recreate some of the world’s oldest libations. The series started with Midas Touch, and more recently Birra Etrusca Bronze.

Meet this ancient newbie rising from history, Kvasir. Named for a Scandinavian princess, this grog-like base beer features ligonberry, cranberry, birch syrup, honey, cranberry juice and herbs.

She was a leather-clad priestess, a member of the upper class, and in the most northerly limits of Scandinavia, her tomb guarded a recipe for millennia. In her day, before grape wine arrived from the Neu East, alcoholic beverages were cocktails of sugar-rich ingredients like grain, fruit and honey.With help from biomolecular archaeologist Dr. Patrick McGovern and Swedish brewery Nynashamns Angbryggeri, we’ve unearthed the secrets of her tart, complex grog, and we’re sharing our modern interpretation with you. 

Style: Herb/Spice Ale (Ligonberry, Cranberry, Birch Syrup, Honey, Cranberry juice)
Availability: 750 ml bottles, Draft
Arrival: TBA

10% ABV


Posted in Coming Soon, Great Divide

Great Divide Preps 19th Anniversary

Great Divide Brewing (Denver, CO) has been in the brewing business for 19 years. Each year, Great Divide celebrates with an anniversary release – typically a wood-aged imperial IPA. Things don’t stay the same forever. The 2013 celebration looks to use birch syrup. Birch sap makes a great sweetener for pancakes & waffles, even beer.

19TH ANNIVERSARY ALE isn’t just a wood-aged ale. It’s a compass–a reminder of where we’ve been and where we’re going. Brewed with pure birch syrup and aged on birch wood, this beer embraces reverential tradition and revolutionary innovation.As we celebrate our 19th year, we hope yorill join us for the road ahead. 

Style:      (w/ Birch Syrup, Birch Wood Aged)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: TBA

10.2% ABV