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Introducing Piercing Pils, our new winter seasonal
Have you ever heard a pear sing?
 
Here at Dogfish Head, we’ve been playing around with off-centered hybrids since the mid-90s. We do beer-wine hybrids like Noble Rot and Sixty-One using grapes as fermentable sugars, and we do a beer/cider hybrid called Positive Contact using apples.
 
For Piercing Pils, our new winter seasonal, we’ve brewed a beer/perry hybrid with pear juice. And although we usually prefer the spicy, robust possibilities of ales, this one is a Czech-style pilsner.
Hmmm. A winter seasonal that’s not dark and roasty? That’s right. Once again, we’re zigging when everyone else is zagging, and we think you’ll love it. 
 
The complexity of the pear notes pierce right through the spicy Czech Saaz hops and add a gentle acidity to this crisp, refreshing lager. A late addition of white pear tea amplifies the fruity aromas and helps the pears sing. It’s quite a chorus.

Piercing Pils, which started its life as a popular brewpub exclusive, will be available in 4-packs of 12-oz. bottles and on draft starting Dec. 1. Suggested retail price is $8.75/4-pack.

Hey! What about Chicory Stout, you ask? Well, Chicory is a house favorite here, so we couldn’t bear to part with it entirely. It’ll still be available on draft in limited quantities.

 
 
Punk rocker
Jon Langford on death, digital art
and Dogfish Head

Dogfish Head Founder and President Sam Calagione first fell for artist Jon Langford’s work when he saw it on the walls of Chicago’s rock and beer emporium Delilah’s. Sam had been on the lookout for an artist to paint a label for Olde School Barleywine, and he knew he’d found his man.
Since then, Jon – best known for his roles in the British punk band The Mekons and the Chicago-based country-punk band The Waco Brothers – has been called upon for all sorts of Dogfish Head projects, from Analog-A-Go-Go posters to labels for 75 Minute IPA and more. “It’s been a collaboration that I’ve enjoyed enormously,” says Jon. “Craft brewing reminds me of the early days of punk. I love the way that many of the brewers work together on berserk projects.”
 
 
DOGFISH DISH: Winter Pairing Primer
Dogfish Dish Winter Pairing Primer
 
Discover what our Chef de Cuisine and Sensory Manager think about when planning food and beer pairings for winter. Watch now.

 
 
MEET THE TEAM: Brittany
What do you do at Dogfish?
I’ve been the Regional Sales Manager for the Carolinas for about a month now.
Best thing about Dogfish?
Selling beer that people are excited about. The Dogfish lovers of the world are awesome people who aren’t afraid to tell me how much they love our beer, how many times they’ve been to the brewery, and what beers they wish we’d make again.

Favorite Dogfish Head beer?
American Beauty … yummy.

What makes you off-centered?
In an industry that’s been pretty male-driven, I’m proud of the fact that while I might look like a fairly prissy girl, I can talk beer and throw ’em back with the best of ’em.

Who would you like to share a beer with?

My dad. He passed away when I was 13 and I’m pretty sure he’d be as big of a beer fanatic as I am.

 
 
ASK DOGFISH: What are the dates of your big 2014 events?
Weekend of Compelling Ales & Whatnot: March 7-9 at Dogfish Head
Off-Centered Film Festival: April 24-26 at Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas
Analog-A-Go-Go: June 13-14 at Dogfish Head
Dogfish Dash: September 28 at Dogfish Head (Registration opens April 1)
 
 
Events
We have off-centered fun coming up in …
Redding, Calif.; Milton, Claymont, Wilmington, Bear, Fenwick Island and Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Columbia and Greenville, S.C.; Jersey City, Summit, Cherry Hill and Warren, N.J.; Stevensville and Laurel, Md.; Austin, Dallas and Houston, Texas; Mokena, Ill.; Denver, Colo.; Dedham, Mass.; Audubon and Philadelphia, Pa.; and Seattle, Wash.
 
 
November Beer Releases
Hellhound on My Ale
Immort Ale
Sixty-One
75 Minute IPA
 
 
Featured Dogfish Merch
Caution Cap Bottle Opener
 
 
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