Since 1999, Dogfish Head has worked closely with molecular archaeologist Dr. Patrick McGovern to bring ancient brewing history back to life. The resulting Ancient Ales transport modern beer connoisseurs to a time when brewers were unencumbered by purity laws, style rules and bottom lines.
Juniper berries, chai, cocoa nibs, ancho chilies, muscat grapes, saffron and honey are some of the unique ingredients that flavor these Ancient Ales and make them perfect for food pairings.
Step back in time with us…
Summer Green Salad
Shaved Foie Gras Torchon, Duck Prosciutto, Champagne Grapes,, Lavender Honey
This sweet yet dry mead-like beer is made with ingredients found in 2,700-year-old drinking vessels.
Za’atar Spiced Monkfish, Sourdough, Dried Fruits
This earthy translation of Egyptian hieroglyphics is brewed with loaves of hearth-baked bread, flavored with doum fruit and fermented with a native Egyptian yeast strain.
Roasted Squab, Raviolini, Cocoa Nib, Pine Nuts, Aleppo Pepper
Based on the chemical analysis of 3,000-year-old pottery fragments found in Honduras, Theobroma is brewed with artisanal Askinosie cocoa, honey, chilies and annatto.
Smoked Kielbasa, Fermented Cabbage, Fingerling Potato, Baby Turnip, Spicy Beer Mustard
Boiled over white-hot river rocks, Sah’tea is flavored with rye,
juniper and black chai tea.
Buttermilk Panna Cotta, Honey Glazed Apricots
Inspired by the oldest-known fermented beverage, Chateau Jiahu is made with hawthorn fruit, sake rice, barley and honey.
Ticket Price for this dinner will be $100 + tax & gratuity. The ticket price for each of these Ancient Ales dinners includes one of our Ancient Ale goblets, a Dogfish Head Ancient Ale stone coaster and an Ancient Ale poster.
Dinner will begin at 7 pm with guests arriving at 630 for a welcome beer.
For more details, please contact Craftbar NY directly. * Please note, the dishes for these Ancient Ales Dinners are very carefully designed to complement the beers; therefore they cannot offer substitutions to the prix fixe menu. Menu is subject to change due to seasonal availability on the freshest of ingredients.
New York, NY 10003