320 Rehoboth Ave.
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
After making the overseas trek all the way from Belgium, Rodenbach’s Grand Cru, a Flemish red-brown ale aged in oak casks, was welcomed to coastal Delaware—3,400 miles later—with open arms by a new red ale from Dogfish, infused with sumac and sweet orange peel and dry hopped with Hallertau Blanc hops.
But the journey doesn’t end there.
We blended this dynamic duo together, and they got along great. Thus, Crimson Cru was born!
Unlikely friendship? Not so much! This is the second time that Dogfish Head and Rodenbach have teamed up for a cross-Atlantic collaboration. In celebration of this reunion for the launch of Crimson Cru (7.1% ABV), a Belgian-Style Grand Cru with notes of malty, stewed fruits, plum, cherry, dried citrus and toffee, we are hosting a weekend of off-centered festivities!
Here’s what we have in store.
Friday, October 14: Belgian Prix Fixe Beer Experience Dinner at Chesapeake & Maine
The weekend will kick off on Friday, Oct. 14, at Dogfish Head’s seafood and cocktail spot, Chesapeake & Maine, with a Belgian Prix Fixe Beer Experience Dinner. Here, guests will have the opportunity to try a variety of Belgian-style beer and food pairings.
Check out the full menu below and secure your reservation by phone at 302-226-3600. $65 per person, plus gratuity.
Chesapeake & Maine Three Course Rodenbach Pairing Menu:
1st Course: *Belgian Shrimp Croquettes OR*Composed Autumn Salad with Roasted Pumpkin, Local Apples, Goat Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Punkin’ Ale Dressing
Pairing: Crimson Cru (10oz)
2nd Course: *Sea: Baked Stuffed Maine Lobster with Chesapeake Crab, Lemon Sherry Butter, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes and Fresh Seasonal Vegetables OR*Land: Braised Beef Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes and Fresh Seasonal Vegetables.
Pairing: Rodenbach Classic Belgian Sour Ale (10oz)
3rd Course: *Belgian Triple Chocolate Terrine: Layers of Dark, White and Milk Chocolate Ganache with Hazelnut Praline Dust
Pairing: Dogfish Head D'etre (10oz)
*Reservations are required! 21+ event. Menu is subject to change based on availability and awesomeness.
Saturday, October 15: Water Taxi Beer & Cheese Pairing Tour AND Four-Course Beer Dinner at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
The celebration continues Saturday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. with an exclusive Beer & Cheese Pairing Tour aboard the Cape Water Taxi. Come taste a variety of beer and cheese combinations with Dogfish Head Founder & Brewer, Sam Calagione, Rhudi Ghequire, Rodenbach’s Brewmaster and Dogfish Head Experience Ambassadors Lars Ryan & Tara Bowden, while taking in the scenic waterways of coastal Delaware!
Rodenbach Classic paired with Triple Cream Brie
Rodenbach Grand Cru paired with Parmesan Reggiano
Rodenbach x Dogfish Crimson Cru paired with Gouda
Dogfish Head Perfect Pairing paired with Cabot Seriously Sharp
Dogfish Head Blue Hen paired with Goat Cheddar
Belgian chocolate covered cherries
*This event is weather permitting. Cancellations may occur in the case of major inclement weather. The Cape Water Taxi is located at 217 Anglers Road Lewes Delaware 19958.*
On Saturday evening, join Sam and Rhudi for the weekend finale, a four-course beer dinner at Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth brewpub, Brewings & Eats, at 6 p.m.
The evening’s special coursed-out menu will be paired with hand-selected beers from Dogfish Head and Rodenbach. Sam and Rudi will take center stage to discuss all-things Dogfish Head, Rodenbach, their unique partnership, the world of sour ales and beyond. $75 per person. Gratuity and take-home glass included. Tickets are limited, so grab yours HERE!
Three Course Rodenbach Pairing Menu:
1st Course - Mussel & Frites- Bang Island Mussels, Garlic Aioli, Herbs
Paired with Rodenbach Grand Cru (10oz)
2nd- Roasted Endive Salad- Anchovy, Olives, Oven Roasted Tomato
Paired with Rodenbach x Dogfish Collaboration (10oz)
3rd- Beer Braised Beef Stew- Mire Pox, Crispy Fingerling Potato, Fried Leeks
Paired with Dogfish Head Brewpub Exclusive Raison D’Extra (10oz)
4th- Fresh Belgium Waffles- Cookie Butter, Brulé Banana
Paired with Rodenbach Alexander (10oz) which will be served in a limited-edition glass that each guest may take home with them!
You won’t want to miss out on this rare collaboration!
*All events are ticketed separately. Menu is subject to change based on availability and awesomeness. No menu substitutions available, but if you have an allergy, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a 21+ event.