It’s the Weekend of Compelling Ales & Whatnot!
The 2018 Weekend of Compelling Ales & Whatnot is back and it’s straight up compelling!
This wildly, unique weekend brings together all-things Dogfish and invites folks to explore featured off-centered ales and rarities that are paired perfectly alongside gastronomical, beer-centric foods created by our chefs at Chesapeake & Maine!
Happening at our Milton brewery on March 24, 2018, this celebration of indie craft beers and savory food pairings is the ultimate experience for the beer and food lover alike! With beers like Boysenberry Creamsicle Sour and our Palo Santo Marron aged in Scotch barrels, our new R&D system has been busy cranking out the weirdly wonderful for this special weekend.
Both General Admission and VIP tickets are still available. The difference? As a VIP ticketholder, you’ll walk way with a 40 oz. bottle of Liquor de Malt! Get yours today and get ready for one compelling weekend!
IN YOUR MACE! Bottle Release!
Milton, DE – February 17, 2018
A dark, roasty beer with a tan head, IN YOUR MACE! is a coffee milk stout brewed with cinnamon verum chips from the Zanzibar Islands, mace spice, milk sugars, coffee, chicory and most importantly … chili oils, the active ingredient in Mace Brand (yep, the pepper spray).
We’ll be hosting a limited edition 750ml bottle release on Saturday, February 17 at 11 a.m.! Priced at $18 per bottle, there’s only 200 bottles* of this experimental brew, so be sure to get yours! Full details here!
Warrior Dash, Central Texas
Cedar Creek, TX – March 3, 2018
You can find us at a Warrior Dash near you in 2018! Next up is Central Texas!
Made with you in mind, the Warrior Dash is a 5K that anyone can start and everyone can finish! Whether you’re a seasoned long-distance runner or a beginner just looking for a challenge, this is the perfect race for your inner athlete. With 12 obstacles ranging from mud pits to scalable two-story walls, the Warrior Dash is not your typical 5K! After finishing the race, runners are rewarded with shirts, Warrior helmets, medals and last – but certainly not least! – a cold SeaQuench Ale … perfect for quenching that post–race thirst!
Get ready to get muddy … we’ll be at the finish line waiting!
Dinner with the Brewers at BAITA Birreria
New York, NY – February 21, 2018
We’re teaming up with our good friends at Birreria for an exclusive beer-themed dinner at their Italian Alps pop-up restaurant, BAITA by Birreria. A 4-course dinner with beer pairings, you’ll find Dogfish Head Brewing Ambassador Bryan Selders on hand to sip, chat, and eat with guests. Seats are limited so don’t miss your chance! Get your tickets today!
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Nebulous at a glance:
ABV – 8%
Oak – French, American,Hungarian
Yeast – LaGrave
Fermentation – Brett, Lacto, Pedio
We taste: honeysuckle, pear, white peach, vanilla
Upcoming Splinter Beer Releases
Some call them trophies or grails or white whales. We call them Splinter beers.
On Thursday, February 22, Nebulous joins our family of wood-aged beers as part of our Splinter Series beers!
Nebulous starts with our triple golden ale LaGrave. Some goes into wine barrels, some goes into virgin oak, and some goes into foeders teeming with Brettanomyces. The barrels ferment for months, sometimes years. As long as it takes. The wild yeast gives life to notes of honeysuckle, pear and white peach, while the oak layers in a tinge of vanilla. Bottle-conditioning puts a thousand fine points on it.
Nebulous is available in 12.7oz. cork & cage bottles exclusively at the brewery in our General Store (take-out) and Tasting Room (on-premise consumption).
Splinter on the horizon
Coming March 8… Farmette
A spell on oak with our house culture – a wayward mix of microflora we’ve been cultivating since our very first foray into wild fermentation – transformed this saison into something altogether unexpected. The wood tempers the traditional notes of clove and pepper, making way for layers of woodsy earthiness and lemon tang.
Coming March 22… Blackberry Tizzy
One day, we muddled some fresh blackberries with brown sugar, lemon juice and bourbon. “Mmm,” we thought. “This should be a beer.” Blackberry Tizzy is that spirited daydream come true. Sour fermentation tempers the juicy blackberries with a touch of tartness, and a spell in bourbon barrels delivers ripples of oak and toasted coconut.
Both Farmette and Blackberry Tizzy will be available in 12.7oz. cork & cage bottles exclusively at the brewery in our General Store (take-out) and Tasting Room (on-premise consumption).
Try these other Splinter Beers currently available at the brewery:
Have you toured our Hershey brewery? You’ll start in the Splinter Cellar, our wood-aging dream space, and follow in the footsteps of our brewers through the mill room, hop cooler, brewhouse deck, fermentation cellar and packaging lines. You’ll find out how brothers Chris and John Trogner discovered craft beer, hatched a plan to open a brewery, and survived trial-by-fire as they learned the business. Along the way, you’ll see, hear, smell, taste and touch the things it takes to brew our beer, and you’ll sample a few Tröegs favorites. It’s educational, entertaining and enlightening, and according to USA Today, it’s one of the best in the country! Vote now.
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Our first session New England IPA.
Wally Jr. has all the citrus character and hop backbone of Wally, with a more approachable ABV of 4.5%. In stores now!
Wachusett Brewing partners with legendary Irish Master Brewer Fergal Murray for his 1st U.S. Craft Beer Collaboration
SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in the Brew Yard!
Join us for Irish style breakfast, “Kegs & Eggs”
starting at 10am.
“Stout-a-Palooza” will be happening all day with 6 amazing stouts on draught!
Irish music all day with live entertainment by:
SIR JEREMY BELL & GO GADGET GO!
FRIDAY, MARCH 23RD
Mass Soul 70’s Launch Party!
Boogie on down and bring on your Saturday Night Fever dance moves! Join us at The Wachusett Brew Yard when we introduce our groovy new IPA, MASS SOUL!
We’ll be looking for the Coolest Cats in the crowd for Best Dressed and Best Dancers – prizes will be awarded!
We love all our soulful folks, but this event is 21+ only. 6pm-12am
Flashback to the 70’s all night long with:
SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH
Max Recoil rocks the Brew Yard
We loved having Max here country rockin’ our Rocktoberfest and now they are back for more.
Join us as we turn the Brew Yard into a Country Rock Party! 6pm-9pm
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Friday, February 16 – Friday, March
This Friday, and each
Friday until Easter, we’ll be serving fish at the brewery as our
Daily Lunch Special, which includes two courses and beer until 2:00
There is a lone exception. Perhaps you could call it a
Fried Shrimp and Cheddar
Grits with Fire Emoji Sauce
Blackened Redfish with Dirty
Rice and Maque Choux
Seared Salmon with Roasted
Potatoes, Haricot Verts and Dill Cream Sauce
Red Snapper with Black Beans,
Tostones, Crema and Sofrito
Seared Tuna with White Beans,
Roasted Cauliflower and Cilantro Ginger Chimmichurri
Lebowski Bash at Smither Park
Saturday, March 3 – 6:00 – 10:00
Dude. Lebowski Bash is back,
and this year we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the film. We love teaming up
with the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art for Houston’s most epic
celebration of all things Lebowski – including a costume contest, trivia, live
music, and an outdoor screening of the cult film in beautiful Smither Park,
right next to the Orange Show.
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|Coming Up Soon at the Brewery
American Homebrewers Association
Rally at Saint Arnold
Sunday, February 18 – 1:00 – 3:00
Join us for the annual AHA
Rally to mix and mingle with fellow homebrewers,
and take a VIP tour of the
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night at Saint Arnold
Friday, February 23 –
5:00 – 10:00 PM
It’s an all vinyl evening in our Beer
Hall. Bring your own, listen, swap, and shop!
We’re screening world class fly
fishing films on a huge screen in our parking lot. Join
Patrick’s Day at Saint Arnold
Special Irish Breakfast + St.
Patrick’s Day Party
We’re going all out this year for our
annual celebration of our two favorite saints.
|Other Fun Saint Arnold Stuff
Beer Dinner at Brasserie
$70 per person. Please call and speak with Jess
Motter for reservations.
Saturday, March 3
“Independents” Tap Takeover at Premium Draught
Featuring all Texas independent breweries
including iconic beers like Amber Ale. Also featuring a special barrel aged
Saint Arnold Slider Flight Night at Bernie’s
Burger Bus, Yale
Thursday, March 8
Featuring three beers and three sliders for
Crawfish Cookoff at
Saint Arnold Southern Fried at Kitchen
a four course meal of soulful Southern cuisine with a global influence,
all paired with Saint Arnold beers.
Tap Takeover + Crawfish Boil at Potato
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with 1,000 pounds of
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The Brew Crew
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Ashlyn, Ben (2), Betsey, Brennan, Brenton, Brock, Bryan, Carlos, CC,
Chelsea (2), Chris (2), Chrissy, Christina (2), Colin,
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Joel, Jon, Josh (2), Juli, Justin, Kelsey, Lennie, Lisa, Mallory,
Matt (2), Matthew, Meg, Michael (2), Micah, Nathan, Omar, Phil,
Priscilla, Ricardo, Richard, Robby, Ryan (2), Salvador, Sarah, Sebastian,
Shannon, Tamikah, Tanner, Tim, Tom, Will &
I paid my first visit to this brewery that’s been open for over a year, last Saturday afternoon. located in the town of New Hartford, CT. The tasting room was quite spacious with seating for at least 60 patrons, which on that day, was about running at 80% capacity. With some seating at the bar and about 6 picnic styles and 4 seat round tables, was quite inviting. The brewing room was behind a wall with only 2 small windows to see their equipment which wasn’t much of a view. I found an open seat at the bar and ordered a 4 glass 6oz sampler tray of their 3 IPA’s and the Kölsch, I was going to stop at that but then got a taste of their ale and lager and could not pass up a 6oz glass of the very tasty lager. I have to say the IPA’s were different but very tasty and I couldn’t taste the chocolate in the Hop Chocolate one! My brew write ups and picture are below. Brewery home page here.
Church Pool pours golden with short head and sliding lacing. Nose of malt. Taste is big wet of malt and German flavors. Very friggin good 5.1% at brewery on 2/3/18.
Just Play Your Song pours golden with short head and sliding. Nose of earthy and citrus aromas. Taste is dank of citrus and melon flavors with good bitterness. Very friggin good at 6% at brewery on 2/3/18.
Hop Chocolate pours hazy golden with good head and sliding lacing. Nose of furniture polish. Taste is dank of earthy and fruit flavors. different but very good 6% at brewery on 2/3/18.
Illegitimus pours close to amber with short head and sliding lacing. Nose of citrus and earthy aromas. Taste is big on hop flavor with a pungent bitter mouth. Very friggin good 8.5% at brewery on 2/3/18.
Rock Skipper just a sample but very tasty amber ale 5.2% at brewery on 2/3/18.
Pine Meadow Pilsner pours golden with short head and sliding. Nose is all pilsner aromas. Taste is big wet and dry of tasty pilsner flavors. One of the badassbeer, love it 5% at brewery on 2/3/18.