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As Seen on TV: Dogfish Head Ales in stock and On Tap!

Posted by John Eckhart Posted on Jan - 09 - 2013

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A lot of people discovered craft beer through a Discovery Channel TV show that was aired a couple years back, called Brewmasters, featuring Dogfish Head. Dogfish Head is a prolific brewery putting out all sorts of unique and interesting beers, we’re even talking about a gluten free beer today.
Since that show aired, Dogfish Head beers have become hard to get, because more people have been looking for them.  We just received a few fantastic offerings, and we’ve tapped a 2011 Olde School Barleywine, and have a keg of the Robert Johnson Hellhound on my Ale IPA to be tapped soon.

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This message is not a complete list of the Dogfish Head beers we have in stock, just some fantastic notables currently available!  New beer arrives weekly, and new Dogfish Head arrives regularly.  Keep in touch with our website’s New Beers In Stock page or come in a lot to see what’s new!


NOW ON TAP: Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine 2011

Bold, yet smooth!  Fermented with dates and figs, this bone-crushing barleywine has a unique flavor.

At about 16% 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.  Olde School Barlewine comes out in the fall annually, so this keg is about a year and a half old.

See What’s On Tap any time on our website.

Served in a snifter at Enoteca Drinkery & Refuge, or take home a growler.

Brand New Fall 2012 Vintage 12 oz bottles available in the Enoteca Drinkery & Refuge, from the bartender.  I recommend trying them side-by-side, either in the bar with a glass of the 2011 on tap, or you can take home a growler and a bottle from the bartender.



NEW: Dogfish Head Birra Etrusca Bronze Traditional Ale

Brand New traditional beer by Dogfish Head!

This Ancient Ale proves that beside the wine on every Italian’s dinner table, there should also be a place for beer.

To develop the recipe for Birra Etrusca Bronze, Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione traveled to Rome with molecular archaeologist Dr. Pat McGovern. With the help of Birreria Brother Brewers Leo DeVencenzo of Birra del Borgo and Teo Musso of Baladin, they analyzed drinking vessels found in 2,800-year-old Etruscan tombs.

Although Italian historians were a little reluctant to admit it, the team clearly found that the Etruscans had a taste for ale.

“In every part of the process, we go for as much authenticity as we can,” Calagione says. “Ingredients are often tough to track down, and there can be financial and logistical challenges, but we really love embracing these risks to bring these beers to market.”

The backbone of Birra Etrusca comes from two-row malted barley and an heirloom Italian wheat. Specialty ingredients include hazelnut flour, pomegranates, Italian chestnut honey, Delaware wildflower honey and clover honey. A handful of whole-flower hops are added, but the bulk of the bitterness comes from gentian root and the sarsaparilla-like Ethiopian myrrh resin.

Birra del Borgo and Baladin also will brew a version of Birra Etrusca, and to add complexity and variety, each brewery will ferment its batches with different traditional materials. Dogfish will use bronze, Baladin will use wood, and Birra del Borgo will use terra cotta.

Food Pairing Recommendations: Spiced pickles, marinated olives, hearty beer bolognaise

8.5% ABV, 750ml bottle
Member: $13.49 / Retail: $14.99 / Member Case Each: $12.74 Order Here.


Dogfish Head Black and Blue Belgian Golden with Blackberries and Blueberries

Black & Blue is a Belgian-style golden ale fermented with blackberries and blueberries. Because we dose Black & Blue with real berries — rather than artificial flavoring — the fruit comes through in the flavor, not just the aroma.

The pureed berries are added as the beer leaves the brewhouse. In fermentation, the yeast — the same one we use in Red & White and Pangaea — feeds on sugars from the barley and the berries, giving Black & Blue a unique complexity and a high ABV.


10% ABV, 25 IBUs, 750ml bottle

Member: $13.49 / Retail: $14.99 / Member Case Each: $12.74 Order Here.

Dogfish Head Hellhound On My Ale Lemon Imperial IPA

2011 would have marked the 100th birthday of Mississippi Delta bluesman Robert Johnson, who according to legend, sold his soul down at the crossroads in a midnight bargain and changed music forever.

Working again with Sony Legacy (the same folks DFH did the Miles Davis-inspired Bitches Brew with), Dogfish Head paid tribute to this blues legend by gettin’ the hellhounds off his trail and into this finely-crafted ale.

Hellhound is a super-hoppy ale that hits 100 IBUs in the brewhouse and 10% ABV. It’s dry-hopped with 100% Centennial hops at a rate of 100 kilos per 100 barrel brew-length. Can you tell we’re stoked for this mighty musical centennial?

To accentuate and magnify the citrusy notes of the Centennial hops (and as a shoutout to Robert Johnson’s mentor Blind Lemon Jefferson), we add dried lemon peel and flesh to the whirlpool.

10% ABV, 58 IBUs, 750ml bottle

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Member: $12.59 / Retail: $13.99 / Member Case Each: $11.89 Order Here.

dfh-saison-du-buffDogfish Head Saison du BUFF Saison

The idea for this beer germinated way back in 2003 when the three guys (Sam from Dogfish, Greg from Stone and Bill from Victory) formed the BUFF alliance (Brewers United for Freedom of Flavor) – a noble endeavor with the goal to highlight the passion and camaraderie of the American craft brew movement.

So, BUFF didn’t really do anything (beyond talk a lot of talk) until 2010 when the three brewers finally got together to jointly brew at beer at the Stone Brewery. Saison du BUFF was first brewed at Stone and then replicated at each of the other two breweries – same recipe, same ingredients, three different breweries throughout 2010.  This batch is from a repeat performance in 2012!

Saison du BUFF is a 6.8% ABV Saison brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. The beer is brewed three times, once at each brewery using the same recipe.  This is the Dogfish Head version.

6.8% ABV, 12 oz.

Member: $3.59 / Retail: $3.99 / Member Case Each: $3.39 Order here.


Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu

Let’s travel back in time again for another Dogfish Head Ancient Ale. Our destination is 9,000 years ago, in Northern China!  Preserved pottery jars found in the Neolithic villiage of Jiahu, in Henan province, have revealed that a mixed fermented beverage of rice, honey and fruit was being produced that long ago, right around the same time that barley beer and grape wine were beginning to be made in the Middle East!

Fast forward to 2005.  Molecular archaeologist Dr. Patrick McGovern of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology calls on Dogfish Head to re-create another ancient beverage, and Chateau Jiahu is born.

In keeping with historic evidence, Dogfish brewers use brown rice syrup, orange blossom honey, muscat grape, barley malt and hawthorn berry.  The wort is fermented for about a month with sake yeast until the beer is ready for packaging.  Truly unique flavor profile.

10% ABV, 10 IBUs, 750ml bottle

Member: $12.59 / Retail: $13.99 / Member Case Each: $11.89 Order here.


dfh-burton-batonDogfish Head Burton Baton Oaked IPA

This is one of my favorite beers from Dogfish Head.  The integration of oaked and fresh IPA is perfect, leading to a complex and amazing beer that still features a crisp hop flavor and aroma.  Don’t miss out on this one!

This oak-aged gentle giant 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 (same concept as the Great Divide Hibernation 2011 on tap at Enoteca) 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 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!

10% ABV, 70 IBUs, 4 pack of 12 oz bottles

Member: $16.19 / Retail: $17.99 / Member Case Each: $15.29 Order here.


dfh-90-minute-ipaDogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA

This is easily the best-selling Dogfish Head beer we have.  It’s a great all-around beer to be consumed any time.  When we have had kegs to tap, they tend to go quickly, I really enjoy it.

Esquire Magazine calls 90 Minute IPA “perhaps the best IPA in America.” An imperial IPA best savored from a snifter, 90 Minute has a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate.

90 Minute IPA was the first beer we continuously hopped, allowing for a pungent — but not crushing — hop flavor.

In addition to the continuous hopping, 90 Minute IPA is also dry hopped with our ‘Me So Hoppy’ device during conditioning.

9% ABV, 90 IBUs, 4 pack of 12 oz bottles

Member: $10.79 / Retail: $11.99 / Member Case Each: $10.19 Order here.


dfh-chicory-stoutDogfish Head Chicory Stout

Chicory was one of the first beers DFH started brewing at their pub back when it opened in 1995. It’s a dark beer made with a bunch of roasted chicory, organic Mexican coffee, St. John’s Wort and licorice root. They use whole-leaf Cascade and Fuggle hops, as well as pale, roasted and oatmeal grains.

Back in 1995, they had a teeny, tiny brewing system and had to brew all day, every day to keep the bar stocked.  Brewing with the same four ingredients got really boring really quickly.  That’s when Sam’s ADD kicked in and he started adding some nontraditional ingredients.

Chicory Stout is a winter seasonal, so get it now before the season is over.

Chicory is roasty and delicious, and it’s a fantastic food beer. It pairs very well with chocolate!

5.2% ABV, 21 IBUs, 4 pack of 12 oz bottles

Member: $10.79 / Retail: $11.99 / Member Case Each: $10.19 Order here.

Dogfish Head Immort Ale

Pour this over pancakes. Vast in character, luscious and complex, Immort Ale was born at the DFH brewpub in 1995 and made its way into bottles in 1997.

For this beer, they use maple syrup from Red Brook Farm — Sam’s family farm in Western Massachusetts, peat-smoked barley, juniper berries and vanilla.

Immort is fermented with a blend of English and Belgian yeasts, then aged in the big oak tanks at the brewery.

The sweet and earthy flavors meld magnificently in the Immort Ale. But be warned, the ABV is 11%, so after one or two you may start feeling immortal (even though we promise you won’t be).

11% ABV, 50 IBUs, 4 pack of 12 oz bottles

Member: $17.99 / Retail: $19.99 / Member Case Each: $16.99 Order here.


Dogfish Head Red and White Belgian Wit

Red & White is a big, Belgian-style witbier brewed with coriander and orange peel and fermented with Pinot Noir juice. After fermentation, a fraction of the batch is aged in one of our 10,000-gallon oak tanks.

The idea for Red & White was born at a beer and wine dinner Sam attended on the West Coast. Whenever there’s peanut butter and chocolate in the same room, Sam’s gonna mix ’em.

Red & White successfully marries the refreshing citrusy qualities of a Belgian-style white beer with the robust complexity of a bold red wine.

It’s been one of our most popular limited-edition beers at the DFH Rehoboth Beach, Del., brewpub and at festivals around the country.

Reach for Red & White when you’re grilling meat or nibbling on buttery cheese.

10% ABV, 35 IBUs, 750ml bottle

Member: $13.49 / Retail: $14.99 / Member Case Each: $12.74 Order here.


Dogfish Head Sahtea

I really enjoy this chai-tea styled beer.  It’s made as a Sahti, which is a traditional Finnish style, with the name spelling altered to denote the actual inclusion of tea!

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 countryside, Sah’tea is flavored with black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and black pepper.

The spicing is subtle and balanced, and Sah’tea is a highly-quaffable, truly unique brew with a full mouthfeel.

9% ABV, 6 IBUs, 750ml bottle

Member: $12.59 / Retail: $13.99 / Member Case Each: $11.89 Order here.


Dogfish Head Theobroma Chocolate

This is Sarah’s favorite Dogfish Head beer, she just can’t get enough of it!

Theobroma is a celebration of chocolate, the food of the gods.

This Ancient Ale is based on chemical analysis of pottery fragments found in Honduras that revealed the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink used by early civilizations to toast special occasions.

The discovery of this beverage pushed back the earliest use of cocoa for human consumption more than 500 years to 1,200 B.C. As per the analysis, Dogfish Head’s Theobroma (translated into “food of the gods”) is brewed with Aztec cocoa powder and cocoa nibs (from our friends at Askinosie Chocolate), honey, chilies and annatto (fragrant tree seeds).

It’s light in color, not what you expect from your typical chocolate beer (not that you’d be surpised that we’d do something unexpected with this beer!).

9% ABV, 8 IBUs, 750ml bottle

Member: $12.59 / Retail: $13.99 / Member Case Each: $11.89 Order here.

Dogfish Head Tweason’ale Gluten Free

Between the seasons, we have a special release – a gluten-free beer. But not just any gluten-free beer — a gluten-free beer with gusto!

“It seems as if lots of folks who have gluten-tolerance issues are pining for an interesting beer,” says Dogfish founder and president Sam Calagione. “While there are a few well-made examples that mirror traditional beer styles, there aren’t any off-centered offerings.”

Enter Tweason’ale.

Dogfish Head replaced the classic barley foundation of beer with a mild sorghum base. The hints of molasses and pit-fruit are balanced by vibrant strawberry notes and a unique complexity that comes with the addition of a malty buckwheat honey.

Health-conscious beer drinkers and the millions of Americans who suffer from Celiac disease can cut back on gluten while relishing the distinction and drinkability of this very special brew.

6% ABV, 4 pack of 12 oz bottles.

Member: $9.89 / Retail: $10.99 / Member Case Each: $9.34 Order here.


Dogfish Head Worldwide Stout

Yes, this is the beer you’ve heard so much about!

Brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley, World Wide Stout is dark, rich, roasty and complex. This Ageable Ale clocks in at 20% ABV and has a depth more in line with a fine port than with a can of cheap, mass-marketed beer.

When it debuted in the winter of 1999, World Wide Stout was the most potent beer on the planet. It didn’t keep that title for long, but the staying power of this brew is undeniable.

Like Fort and 120 Minute IPA, World Wide Stout only gets better with age. After some time in your beer cellar, the heat of the booze fades into the background and the port notes and roastiness take over.

World Wide goes great with (or as!) dessert. Share one with someone you love.


20% ABV, 70 IBUs, 12 oz bottle.

Member: $9.89 / Retail: $10.99 / Member Case Each: $9.34 Order here.

You can also get 2010 vintage of Worldwide Stout from the bartender at Enoteca Drinkery & Refuge. I recommend doing a side-by-side comparison.

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