American Craft Beer Week events at Dogfish Head begin May 14

Brewery to release limited-edition, barrel-aged American wild ale and new Firefly Ale
May 9, 2018

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is celebrating the red, white and brew with a lineup of off-centered beer offerings at the Milton Brewery to raise a toast to American Craft Beer Week from Monday, May 14 to Sunday, May 20. In a week-long nod to small and independent craft brewers nationwide, Dogfish will feature a selection of special taps including:

Monday, May 14, Tasting Room: Blast from the Past - 2015 120 Minute IPA, 2013 Sah’Tea, 2013 Black & Blue.

Tuesday, May 15, Tasting Room: IPAs in the USA - Triple IPA, 120 Minute IPA, Viniferous IPA.

Wednesday, May 16, Tasting Room: Wooden It Be Nice - Scotch Barrel Aged Palo Santo Marron, Siracusa Cabernero, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Palo Santo Marron.

Thursday, May 17, Tasting Room: Sour Power - Sour Cherry Jam, Boysenberry Creamsicle Sour, 2015 Festina Lente.

Friday, May 18, Tasting Room: Cheers to Craft Beer - Special Randall, Gettin Prickly With It, Firefly Ale.

Saturday, May 19, Tasting Room: America the Brettiful – special bottle release; Brewings & Eats: Live music from Ben Arnold, 10 to 11:30 p.m.

Summertime is just around the corner, and that means the return of the Firefly Music Festival. To kick off the dog(fish) days of summer and get folks pumped for the festival, the brewery will release a brand-new Firefly Ale Friday, May 18, featuring ingredients chosen by fans, and also giving away six pairs of tickets to the festivities. The official craft beer of the festival since 2012, the freshly twisted Firefly Ale mashup is brewed with guava puree and coconut flower nectar, and is full of tropical fruit notes with a subtle sweetness. Tart and citrusy, this complex summer sipper is perfect for those days and nights in the Woodlands. A pair of tickets to Firefly Friday, Saturday or Sunday shows will be given away at 6 p.m. at the Tasting Room at the brewery in Milton, and at 8 p.m. at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach.

The brewery will also have a special 750ml bottle release of America the Brettiful, a barrel-aged American wild ale, at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 19. Clocking in at 8 percent ABV and 6 IBUs, this fruit-forward sour beer was brewed with Pils malt, wheat, oats and spelt, and fermented with a proprietary Doggy Yeast. Raspberries were added and then the beer was aged in red wine barrels with Brettanomyces bruxellensis and three strains of lactobacillus for nine months. It was finished off with fresh blueberries and refermented with a Belgian saison yeast.

The result? A mild brett funk with bright berry notes and a soft sourness – it’s truly red, wild and blue. Priced at $20 each, only 700 bottles will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis limited to five bottles per person. America the Brettiful will also be on tap in the Tasting Room while supplies last.

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