Tag Archives: Dogfish Head

Pearl Jam anniversary beer (with Dogfish Head)

I like Pearl Jam and I like Dogfish Head, so I suppose at some point (given Dogfish’s recent musical tribute beers) this was inevitable: Faithfull Ale celebrates Pearl Jam milestone. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is proud to announce the mid-October release of Faithfull Ale. Faithfull Ale is a celebration of Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary as a band and its extraordinary debut album, “Ten.” In recognition of these milestones, this Belgian-style golden ale is delicately hopped … Continue reading →

Pumpkin Beer Week: Dogfish Punkin Ale (2010)

Yes, I reviewed Dogfish Head’s Punkin Ale last year, and I couldn’t let a Pumpkin Beer Week go by without revisiting this beer again. This 7% beer is brewed with pumpkin, brown sugar, and spices, and is one of the pumpkin beers that reviewers and beer geeks always seem to cite as a good example of the style. As with all Dogfish beers, there’s a story behind it: Punkin Ale is named after a locally-famous … Continue reading →

Unusual Beer Week: Saison du BUFF

Individually, any beer from both Stone Brewing and Dogfish Head could very likely qualify as an “unusual” beer. And I would easily call any of the collaboration brews Stone participates in unusual. So when Stone, Dogfish, and Victory Brewing all collaborated earlier this year—you know the resulting beer, Saison du BUFF (Stone page, Dogfish page), was destined to be reviewed this week. Saison du BUFF is a Belgian-style Saison brewed with the herbs parsley, sage, … Continue reading →

Antibiotic beer brewed 2000 years ago

There’s a fascinating science story just out, revealing that ancient Nubians two millennia ago were consuming large amounts of the antibiotic tetracycline most likely in the form of beer. Yet another reason beer is healthy! There are several sites running the story, but Wired has the most beer-centric version: Chemical analysis of the bones of ancient Sudanese Nubians who lived nearly 2000 years ago shows they were ingesting the antibiotic tetracycline on a regular basis, … Continue reading →

Summer Beer Week: Festina Pêche

Ironically enough, I’ve reviewed Dogfish Head’s Festina Pêche before—during another Theme Week. Two years ago this month, actually, during Wheat Beer Week. But I couldn’t help it: when I saw it on the shelf at the store, I had to pick up a bottle. Like yesterday’s Gose, this beer isn’t in the typical discussions of the “summer beer style” (at least, not for many Americans), because it’s brewed in the style of a Berliner Weisse—another … Continue reading →