Craft Brew of the Month
The BRU Crew loves Craft Brews. Say it 5 times fast and read about this month’s BRU
featured brews from Dogfish Head here!
It may or may not come as a surprise that many of us WBRU are Craft Brew enthusiasts. Staff-wide, this varies from those of us who seek out small breweries all over the country to those of us who just want to look extra cool ordering at the bar (y’all have seen this, right?). Whatever your preference, WBRU wants to share some of our favorites with you month after month. But let’s be honest. We’re mostly psyched on the monthly tastings we’ll get to host all over Southern New England. And you should be too. Check out September’s picks from Dogfish Head below!
DOGFISH HEAD 90 MINUTE IPA:
RELEASE: Year Round
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 2001
STYLE: Imperial IPA
Esquire Magazine calls 90 Minute IPA “perhaps the best IPA in America.” An imperial IPA best savored from a snifter, 90 Minute has a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate.
90 Minute IPA was the first beer Dogfish Head continuously hopped, allowing for a pungent — but not crushing — hop flavor.
Since introducing the world to the continuous-hopping method with our 90 Minute IPA, they’ve since released the continuously hopped 60 Minute IPA,120 Minute IPA and even a 75 Minute IPA (a cask-conditioned blend of 60 and 90 Minute IPAs).
In addition to the continuous hopping, 90 Minute IPA is also dry hopped with Dogfish Head’s ‘Me So Hoppy’ device during conditioning.
DOGFISH HEAD PUNKIN ALE:
RELEASE: September, October, November
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 1995
Every Beer Has A Story… here’s Punkin Ale
A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. Dogfish Head brews their Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices. As the season cools, this is the perfect beer to warm up with.
Punkin Ale is named after the seriously off-centered southern Delaware extravaganza Punkin Chunkin. In fact, Punkin Ale made its debut as it claimed first prize in the 1994 Punkin Chunkin Recipe Contest. Yes, that was a full 6 months before Dogfish Head even opened their doors for business!
Punkin Chunkin has grown in size and scale, with pumpkins now being hurled more than 4,000 feet through the air! Since its debut, they’ve brewed Punkin Ale each and every fall. It is released right around Sept. 1 each year. When you find it, grab some extra because it’s usually gone by Thanksgiving.
DOGFISH HEAD MIDAS TOUCH:
RELEASE: Year Round
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 1999
STYLE: Ancient Ale
This was the first beer in Dogfish Head’s Ancient Ales series.
This sweet yet dry beer is made with ingredients found in 2,700-year-old drinking vessels from the tomb of King Midas. Somewhere between beer, wine and mead, Midas will please the chardonnay and beer drinker alike.
For years, Dogfish Head has worked with biomolecular archaeologist Dr. Patrick McGovern to bring Ancient Ales to life. For more on Midas Touch and the experience of Penn Museum excavators as they uncovered the tomb of the legendary King Midas, read this essay from Dr. Pat
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