With Hans All-Natural, Dogfish produces a line of brats cooked with off-centered ingredients and infused with beers like Midas Touch, Chicory Stout and Raison D’Etre. The brats are the perfect culinary counterpoint to Dogfish Head’s off-centered ales.
The founder of Hans had a passion for exotic flavors, and he traveled the world to come up with unique brat recipes. Sound familiar? Here’s the lineup:
• Spicy Espresso Brats are made with espresso powder, minced habanero and cumin. A touch of Chicory Stout is a smooth, chocolatey foil to the mild heat.
• The Greek Feta Brat is made with feta cheese, mint, spinach, cumin, lemon and a dose of Midas Touch.
• The Heirloom Italian Brat is based on a recipe from Dogfish founder Sam Calagione’s family. Sam’s great-grandmother used pork, fennel and red pepper in her classic Italian brat. If it was good enough for her, it’s good enough for Dogfish. (Well, the Italian gets a helping of beer/wine/mead hybrid Midas Touch for good measure!)
• Bratwurst, the classic, is made with white pepper, coriander, mace (a cousin of nutmeg) and mustard. It wouldn’t be Dogfish without an off-centered twist, so the Bratwurst is dosed with Belgian dark ale Raison D’Etre.
Hans, a division of Coleman Natural, is committed to natural and organic animal-raising practices. The meat used to make Dogfish brats is raised with no antibiotics, hormones or preservatives. They’re super, they’re natural, they’re supernatural.
Thanks to Delmarva neighbors Sea Watch International – a family-owned clam harvester based in Easton, Md. – Dogfish has deepened its connection to the sea with Hard-Tack Chowder. The chowder, infused with 60 Minute IPA, is brought to life with 8 ounces of half-and-half and 3 ounces of Palo Santo Marron and pairs best with a dark, roasty ale. Think Indian Brown.
Based on a recipe from Herman Melville’s classic American novel “Moby Dick,” the chowder is “made of small juicy clams, scarcely bigger than hazelnuts, mixed with pounded ship biscuit, and salted pork cut up into little flakes; the whole enriched with butter, and plentifully seasoned with pepper and salt.” Ishmael would be proud.
The Hop-Pickle, a first-of-its-kind culinary leap of taste, is an all-natural, medium-spicy pickle made with 60 Minute IPA, caramelized onions and Cascade hops and is packaged by hand in Brooklyn Brine’s small artisanal kitchen.
Dogfish Head’s beer-centric brats and chowder are available at more than 50 retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods, Kings Food Markets, Balducci's, Food Bazaar, Harris Teeter and Murphys Markets.
At Dogfish Head’s Milton, Del., brewery, a menu of prepared items is available Monday through Saturday from Bunyan’s Lunchbox. All food products also are available to-go from our Milton, Del. brewery. Our pickles and chowder are available to-go from our Rehoboth Beach, Del. brewpub (sorry, no brats). Also, both the chowder and pickles are also available here.