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Namaste

Our friends, Belgian brewer/blender Armand and his wife Lydie Debelder, recently suffered a heart wrenching production set-back at their brewery 3 Fonteinen. A brewery thermostat broke and as a result,

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Our friends, Belgian brewer/blender Armand and his wife Lydie Debelder, recently suffered a heart wrenching production set-back at their brewery 3 Fonteinen. A brewery thermostat broke and as a result, excessive heat ruined about 100,000 bottles of ...

Beer Brunch On A Sunday

The spicy beef tenderloin and local microgreen salad paired perfectly with our 90 Minute IPA at todays six-course beer brunch at Zamba in Asheville, NC.  Not only is the Asheville beer community

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The spicy beef tenderloin and local microgreen salad paired perfectly with our 90 Minute IPA at todays six-course ...

The Off-Centered Wall

Today we got to work on The Off-centered Wall.  I'll get to the wall in a sec... Jill and I celebrated the end of Dave's first week at Dogfish Head by dragging him into the warehouse to help

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Today we got to work on The Off-centered Wall. I'll get to the wall in a sec... Jill and I celebrated the end of Dave's first week at Dogfish Head by dragging him into the warehouse to help us construct the first panel. Dave ...

Growth vs. Innovation

We're in the midst of a big ole expansion at Dogfish right now. The big additions are in our cellars with a new centrifuge and six new 600 bbl unitanks. That'll take our current capacity to 140,000 bbls

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We're in the midst of a big ole expansion at Dogfish right now. The big additions are in our cellars with a new centrifuge and six new 600 bbl unitanks. That'll take our current capacity to 140,000 bbls (as a comparion, we think we will sell ...

Hollywood and Beer Wars

I arrived in LA for the premiere of the Beer Wars movie late last night. I had dinner with friends Joe and Beth. Joe was just in 'Pineapple Express' and 'Role Models' and has a great role on Reno 911.

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I arrived in LA for the premiere of the Beer Wars movie late last night. I had dinner with friends Joe and Beth. Joe was just in 'Pineapple Express' and 'Role Models' and has a great role on Reno 911. Beth is playing a porn star on our buddy Ken ...

On The Road Again...

Spring and fall are always nuts for beer events and travel and this spring is no different. Believe me, I'm not complaining.Thursday Bryan and I are brewing a Saison with Garam Masala, Tamarind, and Elachi,

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Spring and fall are always nuts for beer events and travel and this spring is no different. Believe me, I'm not complaining.Thursday Bryan and I are brewing a Saison with Garam Masala, Tamarind, and Elachi, gonna call it Pale India Ale and ...

unfiltered beer and rustic wearables

In the last couple of years we've formed a mutual admiration society with our brothers from another mother at Rogues Gallery (www.dandyrogue.com). They make super-comfy, super-rugged, unpretentious nautical-inspired

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In the last couple of years we've formed a mutual admiration society with our brothers from another mother at Rogues Gallery (www.dandyrogue.com). They make super-comfy, super-rugged, unpretentious nautical-inspired clothing at their Portland Maine ...

a nice day at work

I got to see the firkin cleaning frankenstein-esque contraption Bryan designed (called cask-que-c'est) live and in effect.  He filled the last few firkins of 75 Minute IPA today that will be released

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I got to see the firkin cleaning frankenstein-esque contraption Bryan designed (called cask-que-c'est) live and in effect. He filled the last few firkins of 75 Minute IPA today that will be released and tapped at the same moment in Boston, ...

Price vs. Value

Even in a recession, it’s not necessarily all about price.  It’s about value.  Our distributors have asked for a 12 pack and we have finally delivered.

Dogfish Head’s family of IPAs are the fastest

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Even in a recession, it’s not necessarily all about price.  It’s about value.  Our distributors have asked for a 12 pack and we have finally delivered.Dogfish Head’s family of IPAs are the fastest growing IPA portfolio on the east coast.  ...

wooden it be nice

I remember the first time we brewed Immort Ale in late 1995 - back then it was called Boothbay barleywine but it was basically the same recipe - juniper berries, peat smoked barley, vanilla beans, oak,

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I remember the first time we brewed Immort Ale in late 1995 - back then it was called Boothbay barleywine but it was basically the same recipe - juniper berries, peat smoked barley, vanilla beans, oak, and maple syrup from my family farm in western ...

 
 
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