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The Beer

Questions about Dogfish Head beer.
I have allergies ... can I still drink Dogfish Head beer?

We often get questions about allergies, special diets and more in relation to our beers.  We can’t always answer specifics, but we can give you some of our most talked about allergies…


Our beers that DO contain wheat as a recipe ingredient….


Raison D’etre
Palo Santo Marron
Red & White
Black & Blue
Festina Peche
Namaste-(raw wheat and wheat)
Saison Du Buff
Bitches Brew
Noble Rot
Positive Contact
Ta Henket 


The following beers contain ingredients you may wish to know…


American Beauty – Almonds & Oats
Birra Etrusca- Hazelnut flour
Chicory Stout- Oats
Indian Brown Ale-Corn
Sah’tea-Rye flakes
Positive Contact- Oats


We also have beers containing dextrose, a corn derived sugar…


Burton Baton
120 Minute
World Wide Stout
Black & Blue
Olde School Barleywine
Hellhound On My Ale
Red & White

I see you have an “Ageable Ales” series—what in the world?

When it comes to aging beer, it's all about will power, and preference!  Certain beers will always age slightly better than others.  There are people who can’t wait 5 minutes to drink the beer and there are others who wait 5 years.  We have a selection of beers just dying for you hold on to them—120 Minute, Immort Ale, Olde School Barleywine, and World Wide Stout.  Their higher abv allows them to stand the test of time.  There’s no rule that says you have to hold on to ‘em, but we like to think it’s a fun little experiment.  Follow us here for a few more tips about hanging on to these brews.

I’m gluten free—whatcha got?

This used to be our number one beer question and for the longest time our answer was, “sorry we don’t have one.”  Well, no more!  We are proud to say that Tweason’ale has joined the lineup and we’re quite smitten.  Check out our bundle of joy here.

Is there a "best by" freshness date on your packages?

We do not have a "best by" date on our bottles, but we DO have a 'bottled on' date on each and every bottle of Dogfish Head Beer.  As a guide, we recommend enjoying our lower abv (alcohol by volume) beers (5-8%) within 3-6 months of bottling.  The higher abv beers (10+%) are ideal for aging, if you enjoy the mellowing characteristics aging can lend a high abv beer.