Dogfish Head to Release First Beer in New Wild Beer Program

By – September 12, 2018

(Photo courtesy Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)

(Press Release)

MILTON, Del.—On an limitless exploration of goodness, Dogfish Head is proud to be a craft brewery producing and celebrating bitter and wild ales for over twenty years and is worked up to announce the launch of its model new, funky wild beer program, “Wooden…It Be Nice!”  With three wild ales primed for a 2018 Milton-only launch, and extra releases to return in future years, the brewers at Dogfish have already hand-bottled over two-thousand cork and caged 375ml bottles, every one hand painted with a particular stripe signifying its uniquely crafted contact. 

“About fifteen years in the past, we first began experimenting with sours, starting with Festina Lente – a peach wild ale that gained us a bronze medal on the World Beer Cup in 2006 – then went on to provide SeaQuench Ale which is presently the highest promoting bitter in America,” stated Sam Calagione, CEO and founding father of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.  “Now, we’re amplifying our wild beer program with Wooden…It Be Nice!, because it’s one other step ahead in our journey and evolution of goodness incorporating every thing from herbs and spices, to native fruits, and naturally, bringing all of it collectively in wooden.” Dogfish Head is the primary producer of the quickest rising beer within the quickest rising craft beer model in America – SeaQuench Ale, a session bitter.*

So what makes a beer wild? It’s completely different from conventional brewing in that it’s fermented with wild yeast variations, like Brettanomyces and sometimes occasions with micro organism like Lactobacillus or Pediococcus.  The yeast and micro organism are fastidiously launched to the wood-aged beer, which might develop a wide selection of flavors, together with levels of sourness, funkiness  and fruitiness.  Due to the untamable nature of the yeast, the beer can sit in barrels for months and even years until brewers deem it prepared for consumption.  This  course of can generally delay the discharge of the beer, however when it’s lastly prepared, it’s actually outstanding.  Isn’t that wild?

The “Wooden…It Be Nice!” program opens with the discharge of KnottyBits, a wild ale (8.2% ABV) aged on candy and bitter cherries and rhubarb, obtainable starting September 29 at 11 a.m.  KnottyBits was wood-aged for a 12 months with Brettanomyces after which racked onto a number of hundred kilos of candy and bitter cherries and regionally sourced rhubarb from Fifer Orchards at a price of greater than 2 lbs. of contemporary fruit per gallon.  KnottyBits is bottle conditioned for an elevated carbonation resembling a ruby crimson coloured glowing wine of kinds.  Priced at $10/375ml bottle, roughly 2000 bottles shall be obtainable for buy on the Milton Brewery.

Look for Wet Hop American Summer in early November – a Farmhouse Ale (7.75% ABV),  this beer was aged in freshly emptied Chardonnay barrels with Brettanomyces for over a 12 months, earlier than being racked onto freshly harvested and hand-selected complete leaf Citra hops, nonetheless moist from the fields.  The ensuing beer has an ideal citrus aroma from the hops which is an ideal complement to the funky and rustic nature of the Farmhouse Ale base.  Wet Hop American Summer is priced at $10/375ml bottle, roughly 1500 bottles shall be obtainable for buy on the Milton Brewery.

In mid-December, the brewery will launch Eastern Seaboard, a wild ale (8% ABV) brewed with blackberries and seashore plums.  After spending nearly a 12 months and a half ageing in wine barrels, the liquid was met with a number of hundred kilos of blackberry and Eastern Shore seashore plums, handpicked and chosen by the brewers.  The jamminess of the blackberry and tartness of the plums completely pair with each other on this deceptively dry beer.  Eastern Seaboard is bottle conditioned to attain champagne-like carbonation and is violet in colour. Priced at $10/375ml bottle, roughly 2000 bottles shall be obtainable for buy on the Milton Brewery.

For extra details about upcoming “Wooden It Be Nice!” bottle launch dates, go to and Dogfish Head social accounts: Facebook: @dogfishheadbeer, Twitter: @dogfishbeer, and Instagram: dogfishhead.

* (IRI Total US Multi Outlet + Conv 28 Weeks ending 7/17/2018)

Dogfish Head:

Dogfish Head has proudly been targeted on brewing beers with culinary elements exterior the Reinheitsgebot for the reason that day it opened because the smallest American craft brewery 23 years in the past. Dogfish Head has grown right into a top-20 craft brewery and has gained quite a few awards all through the years together with Wine Enthusiast’s 2015 Brewery of the Year and the James Beard Foundation Award for 2017 Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional. It is a 350+ coworker firm primarily based in Delaware with Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, an off-centered brewpub and distillery, Chesapeake & Maine, a geographically enamored seafood restaurant, Dogfish Inn, a beer-themed inn on the harbor and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, a manufacturing brewery and distillery that includes a tasting room and meals truck.  Dogfish Head helps the Independent Craft Brewing Seal, the definitive icon for American craft breweries to establish themselves to be independently-owned and carries the torch of transparency, brewing innovation and the liberty of alternative initially cast by brewing group pioneers. Dogfish Head presently sells beer in 43 states and Washington D.C. and can broaden into extra states in 2018. For extra info, go, Facebook: @dogfishheadbeer, Twitter: @dogfishbeer, and Instagram: dogfishhead.

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