I have a problem. I’m a beer hoarder. I’ll see a limited release or one-off beer at the beer store and I’ll buy it. I may not have any plan to drink the beer any time soon, but the thought of missing out on what could be my favorite beer of all time is too much to pass up. That being said, I’m going to start cleaning out my “beer cellar” and writing reviews of these beers. Here’s beer number 1.
PORTAMARILLO is a collaboration beer brewed by Delaware’s Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and the folks from Epic Brewing Company out of Auckland, New Zealand. This American Porter was brewed has a 7% ABV and was brewed using the New Zealand native tamarillo fruit.
The uniqueness with which they make their brews always draws me to Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Be it unique ingredients or unique styles, their beers usually push the boundaries in one way or another. When I saw that they had made a sorghum-based beer I figured this would be the perfect beer to be my first gluten-free review.
TWEASON’ALE is a Fruit/Vegetable beer with a 6% ABV.
ROBERT JOHNSON’S HELLHOUND ON MY ALE is the second beer brewed in collaboration with Sony Legacy. This beer was created in honor of blues legend Robert Johnson who would have turned 100 in 2011 (and was notoriously said to have sold his soul to the devil).
Hellhound on my Ale is an Imperial IPA with a 10% ABV and a surprisingly low (for the style) 58 IBUs. Continue reading
If there’s one thing Dogfish Head is known for it’s making unique limited release beers. President and founder Sam Calagione is always on a quest for new ingredients to add to his ever-expanding line of off-centered ales. Although RED & WHITE isn’t as “out there” as some of the stuff they produce, it is definitely not your typical beer.
Red & White is a Belgian-style Witbier with a practically non-existent 35 IBUs and an ABV that floats between beer and wine at 10%.
Theobroma is part of Dogfish Head’s “Ancient Ales” series. This Chili Beer originals from a South American recipe that is thousands of years old. It clocks in at 9.0 ABV and has a practically non-existent 8 IBUs.
Thursday marked the beginning of the 3rd Annual IPA Fest at Naja’s Place in Redondo Beach, California. With 50+ beers on tap, I knew I had to make a pilgrimage. So, I jumped in the car with my friends Nick and Christy and headed toward the coast!
Sah’tea is another unique limited release beer from Delaware’s Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. This sahti style ale has a 9% ABV and a practically non-existent 6 IBUs.