120 Min IPA – Dogfish Head Brewery


From Milton, Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery comes their “120 Min IPA”.  The beer pours a very deep cloudy orange with an off white head.  The aroma consists of alcohol, dark fruit, caramel and sweetness.  The flavour is of candi sugar, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, sweetness, bitterness and alcohol.  The alcohol content comes in at around 18% with an IBU of 120.  I am a big fan of Barley Wine and this beer is way more of one than it is an IPA.

Commercial Description:  Clocking in at 15-20% ABV, 120 Minute IPA is continuously hopped with a copious amount of high-alpha American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, and then dry-hopped with another pallet of hops. Unfiltered and abundently hoppy, it’s the Holy Grail for hopheads!  We brew 120 Minute IPA a few times a year, but it goes fast. If you find some grab a few bottles — some to enjoy and some to age.  Every Beer Has A Story…

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Olde School Barleywine (Aged 2 years) – Dogfish Head Brewery


From Milton, Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery comes their “Olde School Barleywine”.  This bottle was brewed around January 2015 and consumed January 2017  The beer pours a deep chestnut brown colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of dates, figs, brown sugar, toffee, syrup and earth.  The flavour is of dates, figs, dark fruits, brown sugar, toffee, treacle, sweetness, earth, bitterness and alcohol.  The alcohol content comes in at 15% with an IBU of 85.  At 15% this is a huge beer but it is also very tasty and not as boozy as you would expect.  If you can find this buy a few bottles.

Commercial Description: Fermented with dates and figs, this smooth barleywine has a unique flavor.  The concept for this beer came from an old cellerman’s manual Sam came across (for more on that, check out the video below).  At about 15% ABV, this beer is a great candidate for aging. Over time, the beer dries out and the pit fruit flavors come forward and the hops recede. Our recommendation? Grab a few bottles when you find it — enjoy one now, and age the others for a bit. Let us know which you prefer!  For more on the Olde School Barleywine (and our potential Olympic bid… yeah, there really is no connection, but it is in here anyway!), check out our Quick Sip Clip.

Food pairing as per the brewery:  Almond-stuffed dates, pumpernickel, tart cherries, Blue cheese with honey.

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Burton Baton – Dogfish Head Brewery


From Milton, Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery comes their “Burton Baton” an oak aged Imperial India Pale Ale.  The beer pours an amber colour with a creamy tan head.  The aroma consists of malts, bourbon, oak, fruit and floral hops.  The flavour is of caramel, vanilla, bourbon, oak, citrus, apple, sweetness and lots of hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 10% with an IBU of 70.  Being a huge fan of double India Pale Ales and almost any well made barrel aged beer this was a huge treat.  I would pick up more of this beer any time I saw it.

Commercial Description: This oak-aged hybrid has been gaining popularity over the past few years and is now available year-round.  For Burton Baton, we brew two “threads,” or batches, of beer: an English-style old ale and an imperial IPA.  After fermenting the beers separately in our stainless tanks, they’re transferred and blended together in one of our large oak tanks. Burton Baton sits on the wood for about a month.  When enjoying the Burton Baton, you’ll find an awesome blend of the citrus notes from Northwestern hops melding with woody, vanilla notes from the oak. The wood also tends to mellow the 10% ABV of Burton, so tread cautiously!

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This oak-aged hybrid has been gaining popularity over the past few years and is now available year-round.

For Burton Baton, we brew two “threads,” or batches, of beer: an English-style old ale and an imperial IPA.

After fermenting the beers separately in our stainless tanks, they’re transferred and blended together in one of our large oak tanks. Burton Baton sits on the wood for about a month.

When enjoying the Burton Baton, you’ll find an awesome blend of the citrus notes from Northwestern hops melding with woody, vanilla notes from the oak. The wood also tends to mellow the 10% ABV of Burton, so tread cautiously!

– See more at: http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/year-round-brews/burton-baton.htm#sthash.vlBLt2kV.dpuf

This oak-aged hybrid has been gaining popularity over the past few years and is now available year-round.

For Burton Baton, we brew two “threads,” or batches, of beer: an English-style old ale and an imperial IPA.

After fermenting the beers separately in our stainless tanks, they’re transferred and blended together in one of our large oak tanks. Burton Baton sits on the wood for about a month.

When enjoying the Burton Baton, you’ll find an awesome blend of the citrus notes from Northwestern hops melding with woody, vanilla notes from the oak. The wood also tends to mellow the 10% ABV of Burton, so tread cautiously!

– See more at: http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/year-round-brews/burton-baton.htm#sthash.vlBLt2kV.dpuf

Sixty-One – Dogfish Head Brewery


From Milton, Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery comes their “Sixty-One” the Continually hopped India Pale Ale brewed with syrah grape must.  This beer is the 60 Minute IPA with one added ingredient Syrah Grape Must.  Syrah Grape Must is the freshly pressed grapes that includes skins, seeds and stems of the Shiraz grape (also known as Syrah).  The beer pours a reddish/copper colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of grapes, wine, citrus and floral hops.  The flavour is of red wine, fruits, malts and a good hops bitterness.    The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 60.  This may not be for everyone but this mix of fairly big IPA with the grape must really did it for me!  I will be picking up more of this if I can find it.

Commercial Description: Sixty-One, our first new core beer since 2007, was born at the crossroads of serendipity, experimentation and brotherhood.  Whenever Dogfish Head President Sam Calagione and his neighborhood friends gather for drinks, they give each other a big ol’ man-hug and order a round of 60 Minute IPA. A few years ago, Sam also ordered a glass of his favorite red wine and poured a little into each pint of 60 Minute. They all dug the combination of fruity complexity and pungent hoppiness, and the blend became a beloved tradition.  Sixty-One captures that tradition in a bottle and marries two Dogfish Head innovations: beer/wine hybrids — which Dogfish has focused on for well over a decade with beers like Midas Touch and Raison D’être — and continually-hopped IPAs.  The name Sixty-One is a reminder that this beer is Dogfish Head’s best-selling 60 Minute IPA plus one new ingredient: syrah grape must from California. The label, painted by Sam, is a twist on a typical watercolor. Rather than using water, Sam mixed the green pigment with beer and the red pigment with wine. And because Sixty-One pairs so well with chocolate, he painted the browns on the label with melted chocolate.

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Palo Santo Marron – Dogfish Head Brewery


From Milton, Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery comes their “Palo Santo Marron” as the bottles says a “Malt Beverage aged on Palo Santo Wood”.  This American Brown Ale is aged in a handmade 10,000 gallon oak brewing vessel. The beer pours an opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma is of oak, vanilla, caramel and dark fruits.  The flavour consists of wood, vanilla, molasses, caramel, dark fruits, burnt coffee and some alcohol.  The alcohol content comes in at 12% with and IBU of 50.  this is a very big brown ale but it lives up to expectations with tons of flavour!

Commercial Description:  An unfiltered, unfettered, unprecedented brown ale aged in handmade wooden brewing vessels. The caramel and vanilla complexity unique to this beer comes from the exotic Paraguayan Palo Santo wood from which these tanks were crafted. Palo Santo means “holy tree,” and its wood has been used in South American wine-making communities.

Food pairings as per brewery: Steak, chorizzo sausage, cajun cuisine, farmhouse cheddar

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