News A Hop Eclipse Now! An explosive celebration of Dogfish's off-centered, hop-centric ales

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,552) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    For more info and events:
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  2. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (614) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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  3. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I am always saddened to see DFH catch heat on this site. I love their beers, I love how they experiment and I love how they knock it out of the park with their IPA's.

    Great story on the first continual hopper made from the electronic football set up!
  4. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I'll try anything DFH puts out. Are they all good? No. Some are great, some are downright bad. Do I like their creativity and love of craft beer? Yes. Two new IPAs sound great to me. I'm in.

    I would love to sit down and have a beer with Sam one day, seems like such an authentically nice guy.
  5. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (614) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    Speaking of DFH IPAs, last weekend, I cracked a 75 Minute from October. It's drinking like a champ now. The maple syrup is way more forward, which is how I hoped it would be fresh. The bottle says it ages well, and it's not lying.
  6. dawatts

    dawatts Aspirant (211) Dec 27, 2006 Massachusetts

    Its hard to forget his rap video but I do love his passion. And most of their beers.
  7. audioserf

    audioserf Aspirant (253) Sep 3, 2010 Connecticut

    I agree with the entirity of this post.
  8. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    Took me a long time to fully appreciate Dogfish, but now I absolutely love them! I want a Palo Santo Marron ran through a Randall filled with Fuggles and Styrian Goldings!
  9. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    I wonder what fruit they are going to brew their new IPA with. I think Santa Rosa plums could marry nicely with certain hop varietals.
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  10. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    I'm really excited about this event, especially because they are doing one in Tempe, AZ just a couple hours away. If it wasn't for DFH and their constant creativity and experimentation I probably wouldn't be into craft beer the way I am today. When I was only kind of into it just because I liked drinking beer with flavor they made me get really into a variety of flavors. Plus, as stated before, Sam seems like such a genuinely cool guy and I want to support someone with passion like him.
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  11. Rfunk

    Rfunk Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 California

    Agreed. Creativity and the willingness to try new brews is what makes our industry so great.
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  12. erikl48

    erikl48 Initiate (176) Jun 29, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    One of the best things I've ever had was aprihop filtered through Randall (with oak chips, apricots, and hops) at the Spinnerstown Hotel.

    Keep on brewing Sam!
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  13. Grohnke

    Grohnke Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    oh god, the name is f'n great/hilarious... I only hope they name a beer after it.
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  14. Liquidswordz

    Liquidswordz Initiate (115) Jul 12, 2012 Texas
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    Can't wait for the Grateful Dead tribute IPA American Beauty, should be dank as hell.
  15. smutty33

    smutty33 Defender (606) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Shout out to Sam and Dogfish.......

    I thoroughly enjoyed watchin this.

    Lookin 4ward to the collabo. w/ SN.

    Cheers All......
  16. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    I find it interesting that none of the DFH Alehouse's around VA/MD are hosting the dinners.
  17. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    Is that for sure the new one he was being coy about in the video?
  18. HoptimusMax1mus

    HoptimusMax1mus Disciple (305) Jul 10, 2012 Arizona

    I love DFH. Props to them for moving in interesting but not always tasty directions.
  19. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    Yes! during AZ Beer Week!
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  20. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Excited for the new glass! Hopefully the new IPA's are better than Hellhound....and I still miss Squall :slight_frown:

    Will support DFH for the rest of my life, love what they do.
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  21. shand

    shand Meyvn (1,419) Jul 13, 2010 Florida
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    Yeah! Kill Hellhound, bring back Squall!!
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  22. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    WTF: there are like 50 dates for this in Florida and not one in Texas! I'm, like, ...reasonably certain... we're their biggest market!*

    *note: I have no idea if Texas is DFH's biggest market.
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  23. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,304) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Doesn't appear to even make their Top Five-

    "Pennsylvania continues to be our number one market followed closely by Maryland, New York, Virginia and Florida."
  24. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    LOL! Good thing I put that apostophe. At least Sam brings us some choice stuff every year to Austin for the Off Centered Film Festival.
  25. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    I'm looking forward to getting an in-home Randall!
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  26. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
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    saw like 8 bottles or so of this last night. waiting for some money to come in so i can snag a couple
  27. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Don't buy them nearly as much, but the wine barrel it's alive I had was fantastic. I pick and choose a bit more these days.
  28. pixieskid

    pixieskid Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2009 Germany

    Pick and choose a bit more with just his stuff or in general? Reason I'm asking is because I used to really be into his stuff too but now am less interested as the whole "gypsy brewing"/contract brewing is something I am caring for less...
  29. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I don't buy much mikkeller these days either- I think the luster has worn off. I pick and choose more across the board- I rarely buy bombers or singles and have been buying a whole lotta 6ers these days. I guess once you try enough you fall back into what you know is dependable. I just don't have the itch to gamble with my $$$ as much on a mystery bottle.

    But yeah, the wine barrel It's Alive is great! Worth a stab.
  30. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,023) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    He is.
    Me too.
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  31. skinsfan

    skinsfan Zealot (583) May 24, 2005 Maryland
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    I am excited for this as well! This may have posted already, and may not be earth shattering, but I think I may have figured out what glass they based their new IPA glass off. I found an old article from last summer that I was reading, and it mentioned they were sitting down with Riedel and Spiegelau glass makers to come up with the best IPA glass. Here is the link to the article (or do a Google search for "The Perfect IPA Glass" and article comes up:

    I searched through both Riedel and Spiegelau sites and when comparing the Rhizing Bines poster that includes a picture of a glass, I am thinking this is the glass they based it off. They said they made some tweaks to it so I am sure it is not going to look exactly like this, but similar. Anyone else agree? We shall find out soon!

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  32. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    That's a pretty slick looking glass.
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  33. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    The dinner in AZ is in 3 weeks and they still don't have a price...
  34. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,658) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I was fortunate enough to meet him at the Rehoboth pub last year when I was there with my girlfriend and friend from BA. He was just casually having a beer, talking with his buddy at the pool table upstairs and welcomed us as we approached him to talk and snag a picture. Extremely nice and laid back guy.
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  35. brewbetter

    brewbetter Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    I'll be looking out for these DFH brews like I look out for all their releases.
    I've read that before, but it still seems crazy. I would have thought NJ would have been way bigger than MD, VA, or FL.
  36. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,304) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Yeah, I was surprised not to see New Jersey among the Top 5, too (perhaps why I remembered the quote - just recalled than Texas wasn't on the list).

    I think part of NJ's absence is due to the fact that while Hunterdon is one of the largest DFH wholesalers and DFH is one of Hunterdon's top selling brands, Hunterdon covers the entire state of NJ and the other states that made the list each have multiply DFH distributors. Not sure, either, what sort of the total craft market share in NJ has (I'd suspect off-premise is much more important than on-premise than in other states) but given the large amount of breweries that do distribute in NJ, that could also be a factor compared to states like MD and VA.
  37. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,309) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    Sure looks like what's in the video—I can't imagine how it might be particularly superior to a good tulip like Duvel's, but who knows. CLEARLY I am no expert.
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  38. skinsfan

    skinsfan Zealot (583) May 24, 2005 Maryland
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    I am no expert either, but I am sucker for glasses. Even if it ends up being not much different from other glasses I already have sitting at home, one of these will still inevitably find its way into my ever-growing collection.
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  39. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,309) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    Me, too—I was just thinking the same thing :-)
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  40. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (718) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    My hat is off to DFH as it is the brewery that got me in craft beers. Much appreciative to Sam and his ingenious ideas. Very glad that his brewery is only 4hrs from my house and gorgeous drive. Keep up the good work and I look forward to this event coming close to me.
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