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At the Rehoboth Brewpub

Sixty-One, our first new core beer since 2007, was born at the crossroads of serendipity, experimentation and brotherhood.

Whenever Dogfish Head President Sam Calagione and his neighborhood friends gather for drinks, they give each other a big ol' man-hug and order a round of 60 Minute IPA. A few years ago, Sam also ordered a glass of his favorite red wine and poured a little into each pint of 60 Minute. They all dug the combination of fruity complexity and pungent hoppiness, and the blend became a beloved tradition.

Sixty-One captures that tradition in a bottle and marries two Dogfish Head innovations: beer/wine hybrids -- which Dogfish has focused on for well over a decade with beers like Midas Touch and Raison D'être -- and continually-hopped IPAs.

The name Sixty-One is a reminder that this beer is Dogfish Head’s best-selling 60 Minute IPA plus one new ingredient: syrah grape must from California. The label, painted by Sam, is a twist on a typical watercolor. Rather than using water, Sam mixed the green pigment with beer and the red pigment with wine. And because Sixty-One pairs so well
with chocolate, he painted the browns on the label with melted chocolate.

Sixty-One will debut in March 2013. Four-packs will be available four times a year throughout Dogfish Head's 27-state distribution network.

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Food Pairing Recommendations: 
Grilled pork tenderloin, sushi, fresh vegetables, summer berries and cream, apple pie, gruyere cheese, young gouda cheese
Glassware Recommendation: 
IPA glass
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Beer Activity

Jamie B. is drinking Sixty-One

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Andrew J. is drinking Sixty-One

10 hours 11 min
10 hours 37 min

Cameron C. is drinking Sixty-One at CRCBA

13 hours 26 min

Jeremiah L. is drinking Sixty-OneA Sixty mixed with a wine cooler. Interesting and drinkable, but it is not great .

14 hours 12 min

Jordon H. is drinking Sixty-One at The Pig's Meow Beer & Wine BarDefinite wine nose, fizzy mouth, crisp/medium aftertaste. Solid over all beer!

14 hours 35 min

David A. is drinking Sixty-One at River Stone ChophousePretty interesting beer, not much hop bite but you can really get the grapes.

19 hours 43 min
21 hours 12 min

Brett Benson is drinking Sixty-OneNot my favorite by any means...

1 day 4 hours
It’s 6 a.m. and dark outside. It might seem quiet here in tiny Milton, Del., but inside the main brewery control room, it’s a different story.
Come out to Village Tavern for a Dogfish Head Beer Social on Wednesday November 12th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. There will be plenty of Off-Centered ales on tap as well as some unique raffle prizes.