This right here is not your normal beer origin story. The folks at Dogfish Head have recreated this beer based off chemical residue on a 2,700 year old artificat found in the tomb of King Midas. Dogfish Head teamed up with a molecular archaeologist to decode this residue into the ingredients from which they created the recipe for this exotic brew. Continue reading “Beer Review: Dogfish Head Midas Touch”
The folks at Dogfish Head are frequent collaborators with Sierra Nevada on beer, this time Spiegelau joined the party and they all created “a glass that would serve as the new global standard for the American IPA style of beer.” I’ve already got a few Spiegelau glasses and can tell you they are my favorite thing to drink out of. That said I’m really excited to try out this new IPA glass. A new batch of Dogfish Head’s 75 minute IPA recently arrived around town so what better to fill my new Dogfish Head glass. I’m going to use this beer to compare this new IPA glass with a standard American shaker pint glass like you find at most bars and restaurants.
75 minute IPA is, like it sounds, a combination of 60 minute IPA and 90 minute IPA. Now there are 2 kinds of 75 minute IPA running around the world. The older of the two is a simple combining of 1/2 60 minute IPA + 1/2 90 minute IPA, either from the bottle or the tap. I plan on reviewing this “beer” as well as the 60 & 90 in the next few weeks. The version on hand today is very similar except it’s specially brewed with DFH’s 75-minute continual hopping. Then they add maple syrup to sweeten things up and create some natural carbonation.
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Raising the Ohio beer ABV cap:
“State Rep. Dan Ramos, D-Lorain, plans to re-introduce a proposal this year to increase the legal limit on the amount of alcohol allowed in beer sold in Ohio. Right now, the limit is 12 percent alcohol by volume. Ramos’ proposal would boost that to 21 percent.
“Of course, with Ohio’s growing brewing industry, we see this as good for state tax revenue, as consumers won’t cross the border into a neighboring state with less prohibitive restrictions to purchase similar products, and good for business as it allows the industry to continue to grow and distribute its products across the state and country,” Ramos’ legislative aide John Tyler said.”
Madtree gets their label approvals…
Madtree Axis Mundi Ale (Russian Imperial Stout)
Madtree Happy Amber Ale
Madtree Gnarly Brown Ale
Madtree Identity Crisis Ale (Black IPA’ish)
Madtree Pyschopathy IPA
[Label pictures after the jump below.]
And Dogfish Head puts out another wine-beer concoction…
“Sixty-One captures that tradition in a bottle and marries two Dogfish Head innovations: beer/wine hybrids — which Dogfish has focused on for well over a decade with beers like Midas Touch and Raison D’être — and continually-hopped IPAs.
The name Sixty-One is a reminder that this beer is Dogfish Head’s best-selling 60 Minute IPA plus one new ingredient: syrah grape must from California. The label, painted by Sam, is a twist on a typical watercolor. Rather than using water, Sam mixed the green pigment with beer and the red pigment with wine. And because Sixty-One pairs so well with chocolate, he painted the browns on the label with melted chocolate.
Sixty-One, which clocks in at 6.5% ABV, will debut in March. Four-packs will be available four times a year throughout Dogfish Head’s 27-state distribution network.”
Via Dogfish Head
With all the beers available for purchase out there in the burgeoning craft beer world, sometimes it’s just nice to return to an old, steady familiar. I’ve always loved Burton Baton from Dogfish head. Not enough for it to be in my regular rotations, but enough to buy a single every four months ago and remember how much I enjoy it. More about the beer after the jump…
Recently I’ve embarked on a voluntary freeze on cellar beer purchases so that I could force myself to:
- Put more effort into brewing beers to drink
- Begin drinking down the beers in my cellar that I haven’t tried yet
This has had me thinking a bit about proper cellar technique. I thought I’d pass some tips on to those of you who are new to cellaring beer or are considering starting to do so.
I’ve bee holding onto a few special beers for a while and decided to go ahead and drink one tonight. I took the day off work tomorrow and it’s my birthday so I might as well treat myself to something special on a Tuesday night. Earlier today I had put up a poll on our Facebook page, but only 1 person actually voted and I’m not sure how much his vote counts since he also writes for this blog lol. Josh voted for the Westy 12 and I was about to have it but then got to thinking that he just posted a review of it a month or so ago. This made me decide to throw it in the basement and do my best to forget about it for a while. Both to let it age and to give some time between our two reviews. So anyone hoping for a Westy 12 review will have to hang on for a while. Instead everyone is being treated to a review of Dogfish Head’s batshit crazy 120 minute IPA.
Brewery: Dogfish Head
Beer: Positive Contact
Alcohol by Volume: 9%
I’ve never been a fan of sour ales but 2012 seems to be the year for saisons (aka farmhouse ales). Quite a few different breweries are producing these extremely sour beers. So despite by bad past experiences I decided to give the Saison Du BUFF a try. I’ll do the review first then explain a bit about saisons and the story of BUFF.