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Ask Dogfish


Dogfish Head has had a lot of questions over the years. Here are our most frequent ones! If you have a question you would like answered, please contact us.

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.

Exporting-- do you do it?!

So you’re looking for some DFH.  Well, unfortunately, at this time we do not export any of our beer.  We know it’s hard to hear, it’s hard to say!  Our demand is so far in front of our supply that right now we need all the beer we are brewing for the U.S. market.  Some day—we hope.

Can you please, please, please ship me beer?

Ship beer you say?  Unfortunately, due to federal law we cannot ship to individuals, however, there are some online distributors that carry our products-- (www.halftimebeverage.com), (www.bruisin-ales.com), and countless others.  We are not affiliated with them and it does vary state by state (not sure about country)-- but you may be able to find what you’re looking for.  Good luck with your search, and keep drinking the good stuff!

I can’t get Dogfish in (insert your state here)…any plans to change that?

In 2014 we will be distributing in 31 states.  At this time we don’t plan on adding any new markets any time soon.   This helps us to supply the markets we are currently in.  We know, it’s a bummer!  If you will be travelling anytime soon, check out the Fish Finder at www.dogfish.com (you can search for our beers by zip code), bringing up all retailers in the area.  Boom, instant access to DFH!

When is (insert favorite beer) going to be released? I need it, seriously.

We’ve got a handy lil release calendar just waiting to fill you in.  It’s difficult for us to dial in exact dates, but the release calendar will at least you know the month—it’s a start!



A DFH Visit

So, you’re planning a trip to the small wonder that is Delaware and you’re thinking a stop at Dogfish Head is necessary—well, we couldn’t agree more!  The thing is, how do you get here?  Where do we stay? What else is there to do in the area?  Ah!  So many questions—never fear, we’ve thought of most of them.  Just check out the link below and you should be good to go—literally, get going!



Just how do I get on a tour?!

Exciting news...NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED! That's right, just come on in.  We're open Monday through Saturday.  Click here for all the deets!


Tasting room hours are 11am-7pm.

Dogfish Head? Where did that come from?

Believe it or not, it’s a place-- a place that’s very near and dear to our President & Founder, Sam Calagione’s, heart.  Want to know all about it—hop in our virtual car and we’ll drive you there.



Do you have food at the brewery?

We’re so excited to answer that question—yes!  Not just any food, beer centric food.  You’ll find brats, chowder, and pickles at Bunyan’s Lunchbox.  You heard us, lunchbox.  Our food truck serving up these delectable treats looks like a ginormous lunchbox, perfect for Paul Bunyan himself.  It’s open Monday-Saturday from 11am-6:30pm.  Want to know more about the food, sure thing.  Just follow us here (link to food story).

Do you do growler fills at the brewery?

Funny thing, we do!  We’ve got growlers for sale or you can bring your own.  One rule, it has to be a growler (with the government warning)—no buckets, milk jugs, coffee containers, or other weird vessels.  While we’re here, we’ve got some tips for all things growlers.  Check it out…



I want to take a tour of the brewery—Can I? Can I?

Are you kidding?  We hope you are already on the way!  We offer tours of our Milton Brewery Monday-Saturday, year round.  Tours are free, and now, NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED.  Click here for all the deets and we’ll see you soon!


My band and I want to play at the brewpub ... please!?

We're constantly looking for new bands to storm the stage.  Shoot us an email at musicbooking@dogfish.com and we'll get the conversation rolling!