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09.19.2013

Dandelions? Yup, that scourge of many a lawn doctors is entirely edible and a worthy bittering agent for ales.

Lion Dandy, the latest brew in our year-long Province Ale Company project, is brewed with a French biere de garde yeast, floor-malted pale malts, brown sugar, French Strisselspalt hops and a load of dandelion greens. The recipe, passed down to Nicolo from his brewing mentor, Henri Hillion (of French origin, as the story goes), is for a traditional French country ale with the addition of fresh dandelion greens to assist the hops in adding bitterness to balance the malt sweetness.

09.11.2013

When we started selling beer-infused brats this spring at our coastal Delaware brewery, visitors gobbled them up and asked for more.

Light bulb! Let's get these brats in stores, we thought. And here we are.

Our four brats – Spicy Espresso, Greek Feta, Heirloom Italian and the classic Bratwurst – are now available at more than 50 Northeast retailers, including Kings Food Markets, Balducci's, Food Bazaar and Murphys Markets.

09.05.2013

Science + beer = an amazingly off-centered field trip for adults.

Through the summer of 2014, Dogfish Head is sponsoring BEERology at the San Diego Museum of Man. BEERology explores the strange and interesting ways ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, Chinese and others perfected the craft of brewing.

Since 1999, Dogfish Head has followed their lead by working closely with Dr. Patrick McGovern, one of the world's leading experts in ancient beverages. With his help, we've unearthed ancient recipes from the Near East to the Far East, from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, and from Africa to South America.

08.26.2013

In the fall of 1994, Dogfish Head was just a twinkle in the eye of an ambitious homebrewer named Sam Calagione. Sam caught wind of a local cooking contest at Punkin Chunkin, at the time a tiny and raucous pumpkin-tossing contest for a handful of southern Delaware good ol' boys, and now a huge and raucus pumpkin-tossing contest with its own TV show.

Sam showed up with a full-bodied brown ale brewed with pumpkin meat and spices and entered alongside all the pies and cupcakes.

"The judges were all, 'Pumpkin in beer?'," says Sam. "And we were all 'Yup!', and they were all 'We love it. First place!' "

A legend was born, and we've been brewing Punkin every fall since.

08.22.2013

You've been training for the Dogfish Dash, right? We hope so, because the last Sunday in September is right around the corner. This year's Dash sold out in minutes, and we're looking forward to hosting 1,850 runners at our ...

08.14.2013

Is it a sandwich or is it a beer? Stewed Beer, this month's installment in the year-long Province Ale Company project, was brewed with pale and wheat malts, English hops, English yeast, crushed mustard seed and … lean beef.

Yup, beef was added to the kettle during the boil. Stewed Beer is malty, it's hoppy, and it's got a tinge of something unique. This isn't your everyday, average beer.

This month's dish is a bit different, too: tacos de lengua. That's braised beef tongue with pickled cabbage, avocado, tomatoes and cilantro gastrique. Come and get it!

This strange brew will be tapped this Saturday at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach. And don't worry if you missed last month's beer. We held back a keg so members and newcomers can catch up and join the run of antique ales.

 
 
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