2024 Beverage Calendar being held

Ask and you shall receive … it’s the 2024 beverage calendar!!!

Tuesday, January 09, 2024

We’ve gotten quite a few messages asking, “Where in the world is the 2024 beverage calendar?!” Typically released at the end of every year, just in time for your holiday gatherings, this year’s calendar is a bit delayed (sorry about that!) as we dialed in the details … but trust that it’s still the gift that will keep on giving all year long.

With innovation and experimentation at the core of who we are here at Dogfish Head, our 2024 release calendar features a mix of new and old, with everyday favorites and newly imagined limited releases. From beer to spirits, with cocktails in between, we’ve been busy crafting and we’ve got something for everyone. So, let’s get into it!

Art Series Ales with Artwork by Methane Studios:

Celebrating the magic at the intersection of art and ales, our annual Art Series is a collection of four unique beers featuring label artwork by a collaborating artist. The Art Series includes our iconic Punkin Ale, the return of Nordic Spring, the palate pleasing Mandarin & Mango Crush, and a new (in some regards) IPA that you just might recognize if ever visited us here in coastal Delaware – Covered in Nuggs.

  • Nordic Spring: A hazy IPA brewed with Norwegian Kveik yeast, wild juniper berries, orange peel and Danko rye malt.
  • Mandarin & Mango Crush: A citrusy fruit beer brewed with boatloads of mandarin oranges and mangos.
  • Punkin Ale: A fall-favorite, full-bodied brown ale brewed with real pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices.
  • NEW! Covered In Nuggs: A classically dank, piney IPA judiciously hopped with heaps of Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo and Centennial hops.

This year’s Art Series beers will boast label designs by Methane Studios. Known for creating hand-crafted, intensely detailed screen prints, Methane Studios is an Atlanta-based operation made up of an Ohio-native, beer-loving duo, Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee.

Caution … it’s the Caution Cap Series:

The Caution Caps ARE BACK! Made up of beers clocking in at 15.0% ABV or higher, the Caution Cap series is marked by distinct neon yellow and black caps, each adorned with a caution exclamation mark … er, shark. This signature cap is your reminder to pick up a 4-pack for enjoyment now and one for laying down to age.

  • 120 Minute IPA: An unfiltered and abundantly hoppy Imperial IPA continuously hopped with a copious amount of high-alpha American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, and then dry-hopped with a boatload of hops.
  • NEW! Affogato World Wide Stout: A special edition of our highly sought-after Imperial stout, inspired by the classic Italian dessert, affogato. World Wide Stout is a dark, rich and roasty beer brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley. This version takes things a step further, as it is infused with loads of locally roasted coffee and sweet vanilla.  

Canned Cocktails

Harnessing nearly 20 years of award-winning distilling experience, our spirits-based, ready-to-drink cocktails* feature two full proof shots combined with real ingredients for incredible flavor. In 2024, you’ll find go-to’s like Strawberry & Honeyberry Vodka Lemonade, as well as three new recipes that we can’t share just yet, but check out the full calendar below for some clues...

  • Blood Orange & Mango Vodka Crush: Light, refreshing and bursting with juicy flavor, this Canned Cocktail begins with Dogfish Head Distilling Co. vodka distilled with real blood oranges and mangos and blends it with “crushed” orange and mango juices, and a hint of citrus.
  • Strawberry & Honeyberry Vodka Lemonade: Packing the well-balanced tartness of fresh-squeezed lemon combined with a sweet berry taste, this lovingly-crafted concoction begins with Dogfish Head Distilling Co. vodka distilled with honeyberries, macerated with strawberries and blended with lemonade.
  • Grapefruit & Pomegranate Vodka Crush: Dogfish Head Distilling Co. vodka distilled over grapefruit and pomegranates for a zippy and refreshing libation bursting with juicy flavor.
  • REFRESHED! Bar Cart Vodka Mix Pack: A refreshed variety 8-pack featuring four recipes with new and old friends alike.
  • NEW! Tropical Bar Cart Mix Pack: An all-new variety 8-pack containing four different cocktails that will whisk you away with every sip.

*Dogfish Head Cocktails are not yet available in PA, NC, WV, AR, MT, UT, WY or OR.

Year-Round Beer:

  • Citrus Squall: The perfect storm of an imperial golden ale and a paloma cocktail brewed with blue agave nectar, lime peels and grapefruit juice.
  • 60 Minute IPA: A continually hopped IPA brewed with a slew of intense Northwest hops to deliver a pungently, citrusy, grassy hop flavor without being crushingly bitter.
  • 90 Minute Imperial IPA: One of the first continually hopped beers whose powerful malt backbone supports its extreme hopping rate for rich pine and fruity citrus hop aromas, and a pungent, but not overly bitter, hop flavor.
  • SeaQuench Ale: A session sour mash-up of a crisp Kolsch, a salty Gose and a tart Beliner Weiss brewed in sequence with black limes, lime juice and sea salt.
  • Slightly Mighty: A lo-cal IPA that is slight in calories and carbs with mighty hop character and has just 95 calories, 3.6g carbs, 1g protein and 0g fat per 12oz can.
  • Blue Hen® Pilsner**: A crisp and refreshing pilsner brewed with only four ingredients: water, yeast, spicy noble Saaz hops, and Delaware-grown and malted barley.
  • Hazy Squall**: A juicy IPA continually hopped with Cascade hops and dry-hopped with a luscious hop blend to form a tropical citrus tempest.

For those of you looking for a bit more variety, we’ll have four seasonal variety 12pk/12 oz. cans throughout 2024, each with four tasty brews, including one variety pack exclusive beer.

  • Spring Variety Pack: This variety pack features 60 Minute IPA, Blue Hen Pilsner, Namaste, a Belgian-style white ale brewed with dried orange slices, lemongrass, peppercorns and coriander, and a new variety pack exclusive, Colderest IPA, a Cold IPA brewed with flash-frozen hops and winter wheat.
  • Summer Variety Pack: You’ll find 60 Minute IPA, Blue Hen Pilsner, SeaQuench Ale and the fan-favorite variety pack exclusive, Festina Peche, a tart and slightly sweet neo-Berliner Weisse brewed with peaches.
  • Fall Variety Pack: This variety pack will contain 60 Minute IPA, Blue Hen Pilsner, SeaQuench Ale and a special variety pack exclusive, Tasty Traveler Emerald Grove Lager. A new iteration of a beer first released in the fall of 2023, next year’s Tasty Traveler Lager is a crisp and citrusy rice lager brewed with aromatic Jasmine rice, wildflower honey, Makrut lime leaves and lemongrass.
  • Winter Variety Pack: In this one you’ll have 60 Minute IPA, Blue Hen Pilsner, Namaste and a new variety pack exclusive IPA, Sage Against the Myrcene. This new West Coast IPA is brewed with white sage, Simcoe hops and Centennial hops for a harmonious blend of citrus and herbal pine.
  • NEW! All-IPA Variety Pack**: Hitting shelves in select East Coast markets in February, this new variety pack will contain four hoppy brews – 60 Minute IPA, 90 Minute IPA, Slightly Mighty and Hazy Squall.

**Available in select East Coast markets only.

Full Proof Spirits:

Looking for something a tad more spirited in nature? Check out this line up of award-winning full-proof spirits and liqueurs. Available in DC, DE, HI, IN, MD, NJ, NY and WA.

  • Alternate Takes Volume 4: Whiskey Finished in Utopias Barrels & Oloroso Sherry Barrels: A limited-edition version of Dogfish Head’s American single malt whiskey finished in 74% Samuel Adams Utopias barrels and 26% Oloroso Sherry barrels.
  • Analog Vodka: A lusciously smooth sipping vodka with the viscous sweetness of caramelized sugar and malted barley, and a cleansing minerality.
  • Barrel Honey Rum: A complex and incredibly smooth rum distilled with sugar cane molasses and honey, and aged in American oak casks.
  • Compelling Gin: A bright and citrusy gin distilled with juniper, cinnamon, cardamom, peppercorn and a mix of orange, lemon and lime peels.
  • Hull & Helm Whiskey: A delicately aged and reliably smooth American whiskey built on a custom blend of malted barley and aged in lightly charred oak barrels for a medium body and notes of butterscotch, cedar, walnut and raspberries.
  • Let’s Get Lost Whiskey: Our award-winning American single malt whiskey distilled from a custom blend of malted barley and aged for more than three years in charred oak barrels.

And there you have it … the 2024 beverage calendar! Phew, it’s going to be a busy year.

Coastal Delaware Offerings:

Not seeing one of your favorites listed above? There's a good chance it might pop up as an exclusive at one of our coastal Delaware properties! With more than 100+ unique brews planned between Rehoboth and Milton, there's no shortage of opportunities to bring back some of our most beloved beers, as we follow our collective muse on an ever-evolving creative journey. Here's just a small taste of what you can expect to see our of our experimental brewhouses in Delaware...

Milton Brewery

  • Foeder-Aged Black & Blue: Our beloved Black & Blue. Belgian strong golden ale brewed with blackberries and blueberries … but aged in oak foeders. Heck yeah.
  • Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout: We once took our rare and sought after World Wide Stout and aged on oak with Madagascar vanilla beans. It was so delicious, we thought, "Hey, let's do that again!"
  • Oloroso Sherry Barrel-Aged Olde School Barley Wine: Raise your hand if you love Olde School! This smooth barleywine is back, brewed with Medjool dates and Mission figs. And this time, we're aging it in Spanish Oloroso sherry barrels.
  • Importer Syndrome: Imperial smoked porter aged in rye whiskey barrels.

Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth

  • Unproper English: Releasing in cans and on draft just in time for WOCAAS, Unproper English is an Oak-Aged English-Style Strong IPA!! An updated classic brewed with the finest British pale ale malt and fermented with a fruity English ale yeast, this oak aged tipple blends the lushness of English Old Ale and the bright citrus and tropical aromas of the newest of the new American hop varieties.
  • Beer & Benevolence Collaboration Series: Back for its fourth year, we’re partnering with four impactful local non-profits and brewing a beer that reflects the spirit of their organization and donating money from the sales back to them. Our first for 2024 is in partnership with the Delaware Restaurant Association focusing on their Women of Hospitality initiative. This Belgian-style White Ale will be brewed with ingredients sourced mostly from woman owned businesses including grain from Valley Malt and spices from Diaspora Co. It will feature white tea, coriander, sumac, black pepper and tamarind.
  • Aprihop: Yep ... Aprihop! Our fruit beer for hopheads returns! This American IPA is massively hopped with apricots playing a supporting role in rounding out this long-standing favorite.

REALLY missing one of your favorites? Let us know! Be sure to follow us on all the social medias for the latest and greatest updates and be sure to comment with what you’re longing for most so we can hear ... er, read what you want to see from us next year!