Draft Magazine has issued it's list of the top 25 beers of 2008 and Dogfish is right there with the best of them - twice!
Dogfish Head's Palo Santo Marron takes the honors as the magazine's best Brown Ale of 2008. Draft editors write, "Dogfish Head is proud of its off-kilter ways and big beers with a lot of attitude. In 2008, the brewery installed the largest wooden vats in the nation since Prohibition, made from a hardwood most people associate with flooring, then aged this impressive brew inside. The results were amazing, as these potential floorboards lend an excellent flavor addition to a big ABV beer."
In the wood-aged beer category, Draft gives props to Isabelle Proximus, a beer released by Lost Abbey Brewing in California, but brewed as a collaboration between Lost Abbey, Avery, Russian River, Allagash, and Dogfish Head. Draft magazine editors told their readers, "This beer displays an incredible level of acidity, though it’s still able to exhibit complex flavors that range from lemon juice to leather. It is dry throughout, sour and highly effervescent. We expected nothing less from a collaborative project by five of the most talented brewers in the country."
To read the entire list of Draft Magazine's Top 25 Beers of 2008, click here.
Thanks to Draft for all the support!