Beer Geeks with a Music Problem - an illustrated image of a hat with beer cans on the side with headphones and glasses.

When a 20-something Sam Calagione was hammering out a business plan for a brewery that used nontraditional ingredients, he was fueled by the music of Miles Davis, Guided by Voices and The Replacements. So, it only makes sense that a brewery that makes ‘Analog Beer for the Digital Age’ would be the Official Beer of Record Store Day!

We continue to be inspired by the culture and special role that independent record stores play in local communities. The passion and the commitment … it’s music to our ears.

Now in our 10th year of an incredible partnership with our friends at Record Store Day, we’re turning a one-day celebration into a month-long jubilee of all things music. From our annual RSD poster release featuring eye-catching artwork by the talented Methane Studios to live music presented by Dogfish Head at Brooklyn Bowl locations across the country, a specialty WXPN Weekend at the Dogfish Inn and more, we’ve got a month chock full of goodness!

Logo for Record Store Day 2024 with an illustrated vinyl record in the center and 7 inch records replace the letter O in the name

The Poster

2024 Record Store Day Poster designed by Methane Labs

Bold and striking, we’ve partnered with our 2024 Art Series Artist – Methane Studios – to bring our annual Record Store Day poster to life. This stunning visual will be available (for free!) at participating independent record stores and stores where you find your favorite craft beers. Be sure to snag one when you see it, because once they’re gone … they’re gone!

The Records

LP. cover for Lenny Kaye and Friends 50th Anniversary Celebration of Nuggets

Lenny Kaye & Friends - Live At Cats Cradle - A 50th Anniversary Celebration of Nuggets

An album that captures twelve of the thirty songs performed by Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group) and an All-Star band, we’re thrilled to have collaborated on this special Record Store Day release celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Nuggets garage rock compilation at the Cat's Cradle performed on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023!

WXPN Homegrown Originals

With a love of independent Philly music and independent Philly record store, WXPN has combined those passions to create the release of WXPN Homegrown Originals, a limited edition vinyl EP available at select locations for Record Store day 2024. WXPN Homegrown Originals collects six exclusive live performances from six Philly-region artists, recorded for WXPN.

Record Store Day Week

Music has been a part of Dogfish Head since before Dogfish Head. So, it only makes sense that we’d partner with the musically charged folks at Record Store Day AND team up with Brooklyn Bowl to host an inspiring lineup of shows throughout the month of April. Not to mention, all the goodness we have planned for our coastal Delaware locations!

The band AJJ Fireside at the Dogfish Head Inn

Sippin' & Flippin'

We asked the team at Record Store Day if they’d help us with a little extra dose of fun this year to make the thrill of crate digging even more, well, thrilling! Partnering with record stores nationwide, we’re hiding prizes on decorative gold vinyl that, once located, will not only become a unique keepsake but will act as your ticket (see what we did there) to unlock a mélange of prizes.

Prizes may include:

  • Dogfish Head swag and gift cards
  • Dogfish Head x Record Store Day posters and tote bags
  • Money (in the form of a gift card or Venmo payment) towards a purchase made on Record Store Day (4/20)
  • A copy of the 50th anniversary Nuggets album
  • Grand Prize: Two tickets to a concert of their choosing with flight and hotels included.

The only way to participate is to head to your local record store this April and get to sippin’ & flippin’ to find that golden vinyl!

Alternate Takes IV Whiskey

A bottle Alternate Takes IV sitting ontop of aging whiskey barrels.

In the analog age of music, artists recorded take after take, experimenting with alternate sounds until a great record emerged. Playing on the artistically creative concept of an “alternate take,” we experimented with adding a new take on the scratch-made whiskey by exploring alternate barrel finishings to create Alternate Takes 4: Whiskey Finished in Utopias Barrels & Oloroso Sherry Barrels. For this take, we harvested our own American Single Malt Whiskey and finished it in 74% Samuel Adams Utopias barrels and 26% Oloroso Sherry barrels, finding a beautiful harmony at the intersection of fine beer and fine spirits.

Music Month Merch