Raison d’Extra (Dogfish Head Brewing Company)

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale with Brown Sugar and Raisins 15% ABV 40 IBU’s From: Milton, DE Brewery’s Note: “Our Raison D’Etre, with a little extra. This immodest brew, made with an obscene amount of malt, brown sugar and raisins, takes Belgian-style browns to new heights. Raison D’Extra’s little brother Raison D’Etre was brewed to be the ultimate beer partner for steak. Plump raisins and … Continue reading Raison d’Extra (Dogfish Head Brewing Company)

Sixty-One (Dog Fish Head Craft Brewery)

Style: American Fruit IPA 6.5% ABV Brewed with: Syrah Grape Must From: Milton, DE Brewer’s Note: “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 … Continue reading Sixty-One (Dog Fish Head Craft Brewery)

Ancient Ales Series: Midas Touch (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)

Style: Herbed/Spiced Beer 9.0% ABV 12 IBU’s Brewed with: barley, honey, white muscat grapes & saffron From: Milton, Delaware Brewer’s Note: “This was the first beer in our Ancient Ales series. This sweet yet dry beer is made with ingredients found in 2,700-year-old drinking vessels from the tomb of King Midas. Somewhere between wine and mead, Midas will please the chardonnay and beer drinker alike.” The … Continue reading Ancient Ales Series: Midas Touch (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)

Ancient Ales Series: Sah’tea (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)

Style: Sahti 9.0% ABV 6 IBU’s Brewed with: Juniper Berries, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, black pepper, chai, and German Weizen yeast Bottle On: 9/12/12 Brewer’s Notes: “This Ancient Ale is a modern take on a 9th-century Finnish beer. The wort for Sah’tea is caramelized over white-hot river rocks, and the beer is fermented with a German weizen yeast. In addition to juniper berries foraged from the Finnish … Continue reading Ancient Ales Series: Sah’tea (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)

Burton Baton (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)

Style: Oak Aged American Double/Imperial IPA 10% ABV 70 IBU’s Dogfish Head Brewer’s Notes from Website: “For Burton Baton, we brew two “threads,” or batches, of beer: an English-style old ale and an imperial IPA.  After fementating 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 … Continue reading Burton Baton (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)

Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)

Style: Imperial/Double Stout with one thread of honey beer with gesho root 9.0% ABV 38 IBU’s   This bottle label is the album cover of “Bitches Brew”… I don’t know if I have to say anything other than that.  The fat wine-like bomber bottles from Dogfish Head are sexy and awesome, and although they don’t fully sequester the ugly facts away from the rest of … Continue reading Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)

Saison du Buff (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, In Collaboration with: Stone Brewing Company, Victory Brewing Company)

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale 6.8% ABV Brewing Note:  Brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme First things first, this is a really cool collaboration brew.  Unlike traditional collaborations, this beer was designed by the three breweries and then each brewer went and brewed it at their own respected brewery.   What this means is that there are three different versions of this beer, each with their brewery’s … Continue reading Saison du Buff (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, In Collaboration with: Stone Brewing Company, Victory Brewing Company)