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Brew day with Funky Buddha

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 1:50pm

We're brewing a small-batch beer on our brewpub 4-bbl system with our pals from Funky Buddha in Oakland Park, Florida. Like us, they started super small as a nano brewery; they started out brewing 45-gallon batches, and Dogfish started back in 1995 with 15-gallon batches. 

Throwing down signs with the crew from Funky BuddhaThrowing down signs with the crew from Funky Buddha

We are both also willing to give the finger to the Reinheitsgebot. Not the middle finger ... more like the Mork finger, as in 'Nano-nano.' Hence the name of the beer. We're using Mork's East Coast gang sign to show the connected geography of the beer.

Nano-Nano is a 9 percent ABV Porter-Porter (a double porter) brewed with Tanzanian chocolate, oak-fired habanero, and salt-salt (one salt locally harvested from south Florida beaches and one from Rehoboth Beach here in Delaware).  

Nano-nano will be ready to pour at our pub in about a month and at both of our breweries' booths at the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston in March. The brew team will be hanging upstairs at the brewpub today for a Brewer's Happy Hour after the brew.

Sam Calagione is founder & President of Dogfish Head.