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Posted in Dogfish Head, Seasonal Return, Videos

Dogfish Head’s Delaware Native Ale Returns, With A Spirit In Tow

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?


Posted in Bell's Brewing, New Releases

Bell’s Mead Hits Eccentric

Release #3 in Bell’s Brewing’s Eccentric Café  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.

The 750s are only available at Bell’s General Store.  Future releases include  The Wild One AleQuinannan Falls Special Lager (Q-Falls)Sparkling Ale and Golden Rye.

pic: Bell’s Brewing