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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

4 hours 55 min
1 day 7 hours

eric f. is drinking Chateau Jiahu at Croxley's Ale HouseForgot this guy as well

2 days 21 hours
3 days 8 hours
5 days 17 hours
1 week 1 day

Rob DMC is drinking Chateau JiahuHad recently. Pretty interesting overall but not my thing.

1 week 2 days

Chris Yost is drinking Chateau JiahuA very unique take on a sake based beer

1 week 4 days

Mark A. is drinking Chateau JiahuDelicious

2 weeks 20 hours
We're heading across the pond to hook up with our friends from Beavertown Brewery and
Come out to Rail Trail Flatbread Company on Thursday November 4th at 4 PM as Dogfish Head will be featuring 20 Different Off-Centered Ales. The list is one for the ages.  
 

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