Dogfish Head Brewery has just brewed a second iteration of Delaware Native Ale aka DNA. The beer uses all ingredients native to the First State, including a yeast that was isolated from a local peach orchard.
Last year’s batch wasn’t able to claim 100% Delaware origin. The barley used was from out of state. This year, Sam and crew were able to locally source the barley for DNA 2012. The beer is a mead with 720 lbs of wildflower honey, and over 300 lbs of Delaware blueberries. As an added bonus, the mead will be used as a wash to create a Delaware Native Distilled Spirit. Perhaps the first spirit created completely in Delaware?
Release #3 in Bell’s Brewing’s Eccentric CafÃ© 750ml bottle program is a mead. Bell’s Mead. The launch release was Raspberry Ale, followed by Wedding Ale.
Bell’s Mead is described by the brewery as “traditional crisp, dry and time-honored beverage is made with Michigan honey.”
Bottling run is limited to 400, hand numbered and are $19 dollars each. 2 bottle limit.
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