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Black & Blue

 
ABV: 
10.0
IBU: 
25
Availability: 
Limited
Original Release Date: 
02/2007

Black & Blue is a Belgian-style golden ale fermented with black raspberries 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.

The label art for Black & Blue comes from portrait painter David Larned. David and his wife Sarah (also a painter, Sarah painted the still life for our Red & White label) are big Dogfish fans and live with their pug Weezie in Pennsylvania. David honed his craft in Florence, Italy, and at the University of Pennsylvania. David has had exhibits across the United States, but primarily works with portrait subjects on commissions in his studio.

For more on Black & Blue, check out our Quick Sip Clip featuring Sam Calagione in the high-gravity cellars of our Milton, Del., brewery. In the video, Sam explains a little bit about the beers we ferment in this area of the brewery. He also talks about how the fruit we use in the Black & Blue affects the taste of this beer. Enjoy and Cheers!

We currently send this beer (when available) to our wholesale partners in the following states:

AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA

To find where our wholesalers have delivered this beer in the past 60 days, check out the Fish Finder (you can search by beer and by zip). As a reminder, it is always best to call and confirm a retailer still has the beer before making any treks!

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Tasting Notes: 
Smooth, blackberries, blueberries
Food Pairing Recommendations: 
Spicy pork, toasted nuts, chocolate
Glassware Recommendation: 
Snifter
Wine Comparable: 
Zinfandel, medium-bodied reds

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toby b. is drinking Black & Blue

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Ken Kaiser is drinking Black & Blue at Perinton ManorOne year old, very different. I enjoy

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Brian M. is drinking Black & Blue at Pandora BreweryDespite being 7 years old and somewhat oxidized, this is pretty good. Prob 4 stars if fresher.

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Jim Zolna is drinking Black & BlueA little too fruity for me

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