Over the next few months, our Ancient Ales Dinner Series will be celebrating our liquid time capsules and the foods that pair best with them.
Since 1999, Dogfish Head has worked closely with biomolecular archaeologist Dr. Patrick McGovern to bring ancient brewing history back to life. The resulting Ancient Ales – made with ingredients like juniper berries, chai, cocoa nibs, muscat grapes and saffron – transport modern beer connoisseurs to a time when brewers were unencumbered by purity laws, style rules and bottom lines.
Host restaurants will pair the Ancient Ales with modern cuisine, and each ticketholder will get an Ancient Ales goblet, keychain opener, a stone coaster and a poster to take home.
Our annual Analog-A-Go-Go festival – chock full of craft beer, vinyl and arts – came with a big bonus this year: limited-edition signed prints from animator Jim Mazza.
Mazza, who’s done posters for Band of Horses, Eric Church, The Melvins and scores of others, also created this year’s popular line of seasonal prints, posters, coasters and T-shirts.
“Jim has a great way of giving striking and whimsical qualities to the characters, man and beast, in his work,” says Dogfish Head Founder and President Sam Calagione. “I thought his touch would be a perfect fit for our off-centered ales and the off-centered people who dig our beers.”
‘Just Call Sam Calagione Craft Beer’s First Remix Artist’
From Food Republic:
There’s no point in arguing with the man behind Dogfish Head, the craft brewery based in Delaware that the brewer/businessman started in 1995. By now, it’s clear that Calagione does what he wishes, and if that includes combining red wine and beer in a bottle, then sending it to a friend who’s a cult indie rocker to write a song about the beer and release the song on limited-run 10-inch vinyl, then so be it.
Jeremy has been part of our growing quality team since mid-2011. When he gets a break from making sure each batch of Dogfish’s off-centered ales is the best it can be, you can find him sipping on a Noble Rot, playing guitar in a local bar or seeking out moonbounces. He’s crazy like that. Take it away, Jeremy.
Best thing about Dogfish? The people!!! I have never been surrounded by such a high concentration of cool and interesting people.
Favorite Dogfish Head beer? Ohhh, that’s a toughy. I would say Noble Rot, with Festina Peche a very close second.
If you could share a craft beer with anyone – past, present or future – who would it be? My grandfather. RIP, Granddad.
Milton, Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Manhattan and Warwick, N.Y.; Portland, Maine; Randolph, Atlantic City, Turnersville, Westmont and East Brunswick, N.J.; Chicago, Barrington and Naperville, Ill.; Dallas and Austin, Texas; Newburyport, Mass.; San Jose and San Diego, Calif., Columbia and Cambridge, Md.; and Tempe, Ariz.
Ask Dogfish: How long does beer in a growler last?
Good questions! We recently started selling growler fills at our Milton, Del., brewery, and lots of folks have been looking for advice on care and consumption.
“Beer in a growler is like milk from the market,” says Dogfish Head Quality Control Manager Rebecca Newman. “Get it home quick, keep it cold, and don’t let it sit around too long. … Did I mention keep it cold?”