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Tue, 06/09/2009 - 1:04pm

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,

Sun, 05/17/2009 - 4:13pm

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

Thu, 05/07/2009 - 2:39pm

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

Fri, 05/01/2009 - 8:15pm

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

Thu, 04/16/2009 - 11:17am

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.

Tue, 04/07/2009 - 1:35pm

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,

Tue, 03/24/2009 - 7:12pm

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

Tue, 03/17/2009 - 6:01pm

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


Mon, 03/09/2009 - 9:34pm

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

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 3:46pm

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,