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Chateau Jiahu

 
ABV: 
10.0
IBU: 
10
Availability: 
Limited
Original Release Date: 
07/2006

Let's travel back in time again for another Dogfish Head Ancient Ale (Midas Touch was our first foray and Theobroma our most recent). 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 orange blossom honey, muscat grape juice, barley malt and hawthorn fruit. The wort is fermented for about a month with sake yeast until the beer is ready for packaging.

Did you catch the story on NPR's "All Things Considered" about Chateau Jiahu and our Ancient Ales? If you missed the story, here it is!

We currently send Chateau Jiahu (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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Food Pairing Recommendations: 
Mexican and Indian cuisines, spice cake, oranges
Glassware Recommendation: 
Snifter
Wine Comparable: 
Citrusy sauvignon

Beer Activity

Tim Griffin is drinking Chateau JiahuSometimes there is a reason to step it up a notch.

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Skyler Farmer is drinking Chateau JiahuVery different. I love history in a glass. I'll be going to Google after this post to learn more.

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Jacob Schexnayder is drinking Chateau Jiahu at Carolina Beer TempleHoly hell this beer is sweet! I can't get past how syrupy this is

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chelsea b. is drinking Chateau Jiahu at Carolina Beer TempleWay too sweet for me

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Celebrate Shark Week and World of Beer Belmar 1st Anniversary at the same time along with your friends from Dogfish Head!!
 

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