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Wild-foraged Desert Sage Bravo debuts this weekend at Analog

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:39am

With the wilderness fragrance distillery Juniper Ridge, we’ve brewed a wild wheat beer we're calling Desert Sage Bravo. This 5% ABV American wheat is brewed with all bravo hops and white sage and wild mint tea from our friends at Juniper Ridge.

Juniper Ridge is a company focused on all-natural, sustainably harvested and foraged ingredients to make beautiful natural fragrances and flavors representative of the Pacific Northwest. Bravo is a newer Pacific Northwest hop variety characterized by its strong herbal minty notes, perfectly complementing the "rich, earthy, minty" flavors of the tea.

“At Dogfish Head, we love roaming throughout Mother Nature to find inspiring ingredients for our beers,” says Dogfish Head founder and president Sam Calagione. “We believe there’s a great overlap between our approach and Juniper Ridge’s. Their products inspire us, and we’re excited to combine forces on this beer.”

Desert Sage Bravo has big notes of sage brush, dried juniper and wild mint in the nose, which give way to a clean wheat malt flavor in the middle and a long woody and minty finish that lingers on the tongue. It’s a perfect refresher for the long, hot Sussex County summer days.

Desert Sage Bravo will debut this weekend at our annual cask and vinyl fest Analog-A-Go-Go. After this weekend, it'll be available at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Del. It's a limited release, though, so when it's gone, it's gone!

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