We’re an adventurous bunch here at Dogfish Head and we have a hunch that if you’re reading this, you are too! As longtime supporters of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the amazing work they do, we’ve partnered with them in a whole new way with an off-centered rally cry … Mother Nature, Let’s Do This!

At Dogfish Head, we rely on the goodness of Mother Nature to provide us with the beautiful and bountiful culinary ingredients used in our off-centered beverages and dishes. And with a restless desire to explore at the heart of everything we do, Dogfish Head founders Sam & Mariah Calagione were eager to learn more about the environmental issues facing us globally and on a localized level. So, they packed up and hit the road for a month-long journey in our backyard that is the eastern seaboard. From oyster reefs to the very first TNC preserve, we’ve captured it all. Follow along below as we unpack and reflect on an incredible journey.

Mother Nature, Let's Roadtrip

Sam videoing fish ladder

Ahhh… the relaxing sounds of a fish ladder. Yes, a fish ladder. During the last stop of our Mother Nature, Let’s Do This! Road trip, Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione discovered the magical sound of the Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder. A soothing, peaceful melody of rushing water and Mother Nature hard at work, Sam captured a small sound bite to take a piece of that moment with him. After revisiting the clip and an immediate sense of relaxation, he tasked the Dogfish Head IT team to create a loop that could be used for moments of meditation, as well as restful sleep. We hope you enjoy this sweet sound of Mother Nature as much as we have.

Dogfish Head is a proud supporter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and its mission to conserve the lands & waters on which all life depends (www.nature.org). TNC does not endorse any specific product, including all those visible in the road trip docuseries. Purchase of Dogfish Head products will not result in a contribution to TNC. Learn more about this partnership at www.dogfish.com/TNC.

Episode 1
Episode 1 Spotlights
Blowing Rocks Preserve - Coastal Habitat Restoration
Blowing Rocks Preserve
Jupiter Island, Florida
Coastal Habitat Restoration
Episode 1.1
Goldbug Island Living Shoreline - Reducing Shoreline Erosion
Goldbug Island Living Shoreline
South Carolina
Reducing Shoreline Erosion
Episode 1.2
Black River Preserve - Land and Water Protection
Black River Preserve
Black River, North Carolina
Land & Water Protection
Episode 1.3
Epiphany Craft Malt - Sustainable Farming
Epiphany Craft Malt
Durham, North Carolina
Sustainable Farming
Episode 1.4
Episode 2
Episode 2 Spotlights
Bear Island at Great Falls Park - Land Conservation
Bear Island at Great Falls Park
Potomac, Maryland
Land Conservation
Episode 2.1
SOAR Project - Oyster Aquaculture and Reef Restoration
SOAR Project
Stevensville, Maryland
Oyster Aquaculture & Reef Restoration
Episode 2.2
Wilmington, Delaware - Urban Stormwater, Tidal Flooding and Green Infrastructure
Wilmington, Delaware
Wilmington, Delaware
Urban Stormwater, Tidal Flooding & Green Infrastructure
Episode 2.3
Episode 3
Episode 3 Spotlights
Bristol Marsh Nature Preserve - Natural Wetland Protection
Bristol Marsh Nature Preserve
Bristol, Pennsylvania
Natural Wetland Protection
Episode 3.1
Cove Mountain Preserve - Forest Protection and Water Quality
Cove Mountain Preserve
Marysville, Pennsylvania
Forest Protection & Water Quality
Episode 3.2
Staten Island, New York - Coastal Resilience
Staten Island, New York
New York, New York
Coastal Resilience
Episode 3.3
Episode 4
Episode 4 Spotlights
Mianus River Gorge Preserve - Equitable Access to Nature
Mianus River Gorge Preserve
Bedford, New York
Equitable Access to Nature
Episode 4.1
Block Island - Land and Species Conservation and Renewable Energy
Block Island
Episode 4.2
Boston Massachusets - Climate Policy
Boston, Massachusets
Episode 4.3
Maine - River and Habitat Restoration
Damariscotta & Woolwich, Maine
River & Habitat Restoration
Episode 4.4

Priority x Dogfish Head Bike Weekend

Dogfish Inn Priority Bike Weekend

One of the best ways to get outside and explore all that Mother Nature has to offer is on two wheels! As the second most bike-friendly state east of the Mississippi, southern Delaware’s flat landscape offers accessible trails and scenic surroundings. So, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Priority Bicycles to craft a one-of-a-kind weekend this September 10-12 that celebrates the beautiful harmony of nature and bikes.

To learn more about the Dogfish Head x Priority Bikes Weekend, click here.

Instagram Contest

Mother Nature Lets Do This Instagram Contest

There’s nothing we love more than seeing our off-centered ales out and about in Mother Nature, and through your eyes. Whether you’ve captured them while you’re kayaking, hiking, post bike-riding or even slip n’ sliding, we love all the ways you’ve brought us along for the ride! Now we’re giving you a chance to see where it all starts and win a trip to our off-centered world here in coastal Delaware! Simply post a picture to Instagram that incorporates our beer and Mother Nature, and use #offcentered AND #DogfishEntry throughout the month of July (7/1-7/31). We’ll choose our favorite photo and you’ll be on your way to a weekend trip for two to the home of Dogfish Head!

For all the details, click here.

TNC is not affiliated with the Dogfish Head “Mother Nature, Let’s Do This!” Instagram Contest.

Find A Preserve Near You

The Nature Conservancy Preserve Map

There’s so much to do and see on this beautiful planet we’re lucky to call home, and thanks to partners like The Nature Conservancy, we’re able to ensure that beauty is protected for future generations. With over 1,300 preserves across the United States, we’d venture to guess The Nature Conservancy and their amazing work is closer to your backyard than you could have ever imagined. Which is why we’re challenging you to track down the closest preserve in your neck of the woods (or water) and get out there! From trail systems to oyster beds, sanctuaries and dunes … you can be part of it all.

Just click the map, check out these tips on making your own nature scavenger hunt, and let’s do this! (Before heading outdoors, please ensure you do so safely and in accordance with all COVID-19 health warnings, local laws and regulations)


Mother Nature Lets Do This the Beanie

At Dogfish Head we are all about the adventurous exploration of goodness and what’s an adventure without a sweet piece of gear to see you through?! To celebrate our latest exploration of goodness, our pals at Patagonia have designed an off-centered beanie that will not only help you explore but will also keep you motivated! It’s emblazoned with an exclusive Dogfish Head X Nature Conservancy “Mother Nature, Let’s Do This!” patch. And to CAP it all off we’ve also created four distinct sew-on badges that throwdown four unique quests for you to conquer – On the Trail (Jan. – Mar.), On the Water (Apr. – Jun.), On the Road (Jul. – Sept.), and In the Cold (Oct. – Dec.).

Available for purchase through our online webstore, you can snag them all for a guaranteed off-centered look … OR … you can try your luck at winning each quarter’s featured badge by sharing your outdoor adventure via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Simply post your photo and use #MotherNatureLetsDoThis!

  • January – March: On the Trail
  • April – June: On the Water
  • July – September: On the Road
  • October – December: In the Cold

This special edition beanie is our way to keep the conservation conversation abuzz, while simultaneously raising awareness for The Nature Conservancy and the amazing work they do. Grab yours today and let’s do this!

Dogfish Head has contributed a minimum of $52,500 to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for the “Mother Nature Let’s Do This” promotion occurring between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021. The purchase of the beanie will not result in a contribution to TNC.The mission of TNC is to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends. More information about TNC is available by mail at 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203, by phone at (800) 628-6860 or at www.nature.org

Pair Your Nearby Preserve With A Beer

The ingredients in our recipes come from the earth and the oven. They come from interfering and letting be. We use local and natural ingredients wherever possible, and our recipes are blissfully inefficient. For us, brewing is not about automation, but passion and imagination. We wrap our hands around our work because we are proud to make something with our own hands. And when you’re done exploring all that Mother Nature has to offer, we hope you enjoy drinking one of our off-centered ales as much as we enjoy brewing them.

Slightly Mighty Can

Slightly Mighty

Brewed for both beer lovers and adventure seekers alike, Slightly Mighty is the lo-cal IPA you’ve been waiting for! Full-flavored with only 95 calories and 3.6g carbs, Slightly Mighty is dynamic and crisp with a refreshing hop profile.. and perfect for any post-preserve celebration.

95 calories | 3.6g carbs | 1g protein | 0g fat per 12 oz. serving

Coachella Valley, California

© Harold E. Malde, courtesy of TNC

Coachella Valley, California

When the 6-inch Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard was listed as endangered in 1980, construction in Coachella Valley halted because it might illegally destroy fragile desert habitat. TNC was called in to resolve the bitter stalemate and the result was a remarkable model of cooperation through which endangered species and economic development could co-exist. Spurred by a small species, the creation of the Coachella Valley Preserve proved that when working together, we can achieve the mightiest goals, and indeed help protect nature for all.

60 Minute IPA

60 Minute IPA

Building on the one-of-a-kind process and flavor we discovered with 90 Minute IPA, our 60 Minute IPA is brewed using a boatload of intense Northwest hops and continually hopped for a full 60 minutes. The result is a pungently hoppy, yet balanced IPA that’s surprisingly sessionable. Because life is if nothing but a balancing act.

The Ellsworth Creek Preserve

© Harley Soltes, courtesy of TNC

Ellsworth Creek Preserve, Washington

The Ellsworth Creek Preserve is about thinking big --stands of old-growth Sitka spruce, Western red cedar and other conifers (some over 800 years old!) remain here in a landscape that has endured habitat fragmentation and decades of logging. The Nature Conservancy purchased the entire watershed in the Northwest to protect old-growth forest, salmon, amphibians, birds and more. Because Ellsworth Creek is an active restoration project, the Conservancy property is difficult to access. However, nearby protected lands—all a part of the greater Willapa ecosystem—are open to the public!

Seaquench Ale

SeaQuench Ale

Objectively the most refreshing beer we’ve ever brewed, SeaQuench Ale is a session sour mash-up of a crisp Kolsch, a salty Gose and tart Berliner Weiss brewed in sequence with black limes, sour lime juice and sea salt. With a touch of salt on the tongue and a bit of malt sweetness in the finish, SeaQuench Ale is as unique as it is exhilarating, and perfect to down the whole year round.

The Volgenau Virginia Coast Reserve

© Daniel White/TNC

The Volgenau Virginia Coast Reserve, Virginia

The Volgenau Virginia Coast Reserve’s 14 undeveloped barrier and marsh islands blend land and sea, and help to protect Chesapeake Bay communities from storm surges and sea level rise while providing critical wildlife habitat. More than 250 species of raptors, songbirds, and shorebirds find food in the adjacent bays and salt marshes – the longest expanse of coastal wilderness remaining on the east coast.



Brewed using truckloads of oats and wheat for a full body, Hazy-O! delivers juicy tropical notes of citrus, mango and pineapple. But the real star is our secret ingredient ... oats! This innovative Hazy IPA uses four (yes, four!) types of oats – malted, rolled, naked, and oat milk. The foundation of four oat formats creates a target, allowing the beer’s bright and juicy hops to hit the flavor bullseye.

Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve

© Daniel White/TNC

Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve (ABRP)

Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve (ABRP) protects one of the rarest of habitats: steephead ravines and streams. After 32 years of innovative restoration and hand-planting millions of longleaf pine seedlings and wiregrass plugs, the sandhill community is returning to its former glory. ABRP is unique to Florida and home to a disproportionate number of imperiled species—some found nowhere else on Earth—including two of the world’s rarest evergreens, the Florida torreya and Florida yew.

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Our Work with The Nature Conservancy

Cleaning Up waterways at Edward McCabe Preserve during Benevolence Day

Our partnership with The Nature Conservancy began back in 2007. Since then, we’ve worked hand-in-hand to raise funds for the conservation of the TNC’s preserved lands in Delaware, and as of 2020, have contributed more that $1 million to support TNC’s Delaware Chapter. In 2021, we’re taking our partnership to exhilarating new heights with quarterly ‘Mother Nature, Let’s Do This!’ challenges that encourage you to get out there and explore.

To see more of our work with TNC over the years, as well as other Beer & Benevolence initiatives, follow us here!

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