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.
The spicing is subtle and balanced, and Sah'tea is a highly-quaffable, truly unique brew with a full mouthfeel.
Sah'tea was first brewed at the small brewery in our Rehoboth Beach pub. The birth of Sah'tea was chronicled in a New Yorker article by Burkhard Bilger.
For the story behind the story of Sah'tea, check out our Quick Sip Clip below. To get a sneak peek on our first brew day of Sah'tea see either of the other two videos at the bottom of the page..
The hot rock boiling of the Sah'tea wort certainly adds a certain element of excitement to our normal brew day here at Dogfish. In the below video, Lead Brewer Bryan Selders talks about prepping for the brew.
Once the rocks were good and hot, they were transferred into the kettle. Here is a somewhat long, unedited version of the first leg of the brew.
We currently send Sah'tea (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, 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!