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It's time for the 2022 beverage calendar!

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year because it’s time to talk all things beer … and spirits! With innovation and experimentation at the core of who we are here at Dogfish Head, our 2022 release calendar features new and old friends alike with the same off-beat approach to liquid artistry that you’ve come to know and love. In this year’s lineup of regional and national releases, you’ll find everyday favorites, newly imagined off-centered ales, culinary-crafted canned cocktails, and scratch-made distilled spirits. Whatever your taste may be … we’ve got you covered!

“I’m psyched to say we have an awesome blend of innovations and perennial faves comin’ at ya from both our beer and spirits world,” says Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione. “Check it out!”

Off-Centered Art Series:

Celebrating the magic at the intersection of art and ales, our annual Off-Centered Art Series is a collection of four beers featuring label artwork by a different graphic artist. The Off-Centered Art Series includes the iconic Punkin Ale, as well as three brand-new beers, Where the Wild Hops Are, Mandarin Orange & Mango Crush and a collaborative Red Ale to end the year.

  • Where the Wild Hops Are (6.5% ABV): Rustic and unfiltered, this complex IPA is brewed with four wild-derived hop varieties and blended with a touch of barrel-aged wild ale aged for four years in French Oak barrels. Hazy pale gold in color, it boasts aromas of dank tropical fruit alongside slightly tart, yet juicy fruit flavors.
  • Mandarin Orange & Mango Crush (6.0% ABV): Light-bodied and highly-crushable, this summer-centric beer is brewed with pureed mandarin orange and mango. Inspired by the Delaware-area’s long-loved, coastal “Crush” cocktail, it is bursting with bright orange, tangerine and mango flavors.
  • Punkin Ale (7.0% ABV): A full-bodied brown ale brewed with real pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices, this fall-flavored favorite exudes aromas of cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg, making it the perfect beer to warm up with as the weather cools.
  • Crimson Cru Red Ale: More details to come soon!

For next year’s Off-Centered Art Series, we've teamed up with Max Mahn, a printmaker and illustrator out of Missoula, Montana. Known for his detail-oriented designs, Max has worked with clients of all shapes and sizes – pizzerias, film festivals, newspapers, breweries and his favorite, bands. Throughout his career, Max has created gig posters for the likes of My Morning Jacket, Ween, Wilco and more. To check out Max’s work, visit

Return of the Caution Cap Series:

Craft beer fans rejoice – 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. Beginning in 2022, we'll be releasing, on an annual basis, two of our most sought-after Caution Cap beers - 120 Minute IPA and World Wide Stout - alternating between their original recipes and unique, collectable varietals. Next year, you can expect 120 Minute IPA in its original glory, as well as a new, limited-edition varietal of World Wide Stout.

  • 120 Minute IPA (15-20% ABV): “The Holy Grail for Hopheads,” this unfiltered and abundantly hopping Imperial IPA is 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.
  • Wake Up! World Wide Stout (15-20% ABV): Dark, rich and roasty, World Wide Stout is brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley for a depth more in line with a port wine than a beer. For additional flavor complexity, this year's version is an uber breakfast stout brewed with regeneratively-grown malts, organic maple syrup, oat milk and organic cold-pressed coffee. 

Culinary-Crafted Canned Cocktails:

Harnessing nearly 20 years of award-winning distilling experience, we've developed a lineup of culinary-crafted, ready-to-drink Canned Cocktails featuring our house-made spirits combined with fresh culinary ingredients. With our recent introduction of Blood Orange & Mango Vodka Crush and Lemon & Lime Gin Crush, Dogfish Head’s Canned Cocktail portfolio touts four uniquely tasty libations.

  • Blood Orange & Mango Vodka Crush (7.0% ABV): 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.
  • Lemon & Lime Gin Crush (7.0% ABV): A real palate-cleansing refresher, it is built upon Dogfish Head Distilling Co.’s bright and citrusy gin blended with freshly “crushed” lemon and lime juices, and a touch of basil for a deliciously citrusy and herbaceous concoction that leaves the drinker wanting more.
  • Strawberry & Honeyberry Vodka Lemonade (7.0%ABV): 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.
  • Blueberry Shrub Vodka Soda (7.0% ABV): This off-centered sipper showcases Dogfish Head Distilling Co. vodka distilled with blueberries, macerated with lightly sweetened balsamic and red wine vinegar, and blended with soda water. The resulting deep, burgundy-colored drink is subtly sweet from the blueberries, with a slightly sour and complex fruity character from the vinegar. *2020 L.A. Spirits Awards “Best-In-Show” winner in the ready-to-drink category.*

Making its way to shelves from coast-to-coast NOW, we launched our first-ever Canned Cocktails Variety 8pk/12oz cans, the Bar Cart Variety Pack. Containing two cans of each of the previously-mentioned, ready-to-drink offerings, the Bar Cart Variety Pack will be available year-round, with an updated recipe mix slated to debut next fall.

Everyday Beers:

  • 90 Minute Imperial IPA (9.0% ABV): The first-ever continually hopped beer, its powerful malt backbone supports its extreme hopping rate for rich pine and fruity citrus hop aromas, and a pungent, not crushing, hop flavor. NOW available – for the first time – in 19.2oz, single serve cans.
  • 60 Minute IPA (6.0% ABV): A continually hopped, east coast IPA, this best-selling beer is brewed with a slew of intense Northwest hops to deliver a pungently, citrusy, grassy hop flavor without being crushingly bitter.
  • Hazy-O! (7.1% ABV): This “ooooh-so-juicy” hazy IPA is crafted with four types of oats – malted oats, rolled oats, naked oats and the piece de resistance, oat milk – for a smooth and refreshing, hop-forward beer.
  • SeaQuench Ale (4.9% ABV): A session sour mash-up of a crisp Kolsch, a salty Gose and a tart Beliner Weiss brewed in sequence with black limes, sour lime juice and sea salt, its amazingly tart and crisp flavors are enjoyed by beer, wine and margarita drinkers alike.
  • Slightly Mighty (4.0% ABV): Slight in calories and carbs with mighty hop character, this full-flavored, lo-cal IPA is the number one-selling lo-cal IPA in America with just 95 calories and 3.6g carbs per 12oz can.
  • Lemon Quest (Less than 0.5% ABV): Born at the crossroads of exploration and goodness, this non-alcoholic wheat brew is made with real lemon puree, blueberry juice, acai berries, monk fruit, sea salt and Hopsteiner Polyphenol-Rich Hop Pellets. Super refreshing and active lifestyle-oriented, it clocks in with just 90 calories per 12oz can.
  • Blue Hen Pilsner (4.8% ABV): Crisp and refreshing, this super sessionable pilsner is brewed with only four ingredients – water, yeast, earthy Saaz hops, and Delaware-grown and malted barley. Giving a loving nod to the brand’s home state, the beer’s label features the Delaware state bird and a color palette similar to that of the Delaware state flag. *Available in select East Coast markets only.*

Limited-Edition Variety Packs:

Next year, we'll debut a lineup of seasonal variety pack, each featuring a selection of year-round brews, as well as one limited-edition, variety pack exclusive.

  • Hoppy Variety Pack: On shelves now, this variety 12pk/12oz cans includes three cans of each of the following beers – 60 Minute IPA, Slightly Mighty, 90 Minute IPA and Blue Hen Pilsner. Not to mention, each package features a special, hop-scented element made using real hop oils for a unique, multi-sensory experience.
  • Spring Variety Pack: This water-centric, seasonal variety 12pk/12oz cans contains a mix of warmer-weather brews, including 60 Minute IPA, SeaQuench Ale, Namaste (a Belgian-style white ale brewed with dried orange slices, lemongrass, peppercorns and coriander) and a limited-edition, variety-pack exclusive.
  • Fall Variety Pack: Molded with food-pairing in mind, this variety 12pk/12oz cans includes three of the brand’s culinary-crafted best-sellers – 60 Minute IPA, 90 Minute IPA and Blue Hen Pilsner – and a limited-edition, variety pack exclusive.

Exciting stuff ... right?! It's shaping up to be a rather delicious 2022.

Not seeing one of your favorites? There's a good chance it might pop up as an exclusive at one of our coastal Delaware properties or Dogfish Head Miami! With more than 100+ unique brews planned between Rehoboth, Milton and Miami, there's no shortage of opportunities to bring back some of our most beloved beers, as well follow our collective muse on an ever-evolving creative journey.

And while crafting a release calendar may appear to be a fairly simple task, trust that there’s a whole lot of moving parts and people involved in the process. Here’s a peek behind the curtain at what it takes to cook up our beverage calendar…

Download the full 2022 release calendar here. Make it your desktop background, pin it to the wall, or frame it. Whatever you do ... just make sure you have it!