Booth: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,714) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Virtual Booth/Discussion Thread for:

    Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Del.)

    Olde School Barleywine; 12oz bottle; 15%; Fermented with dates and figs, this smooth Barleywine has a unique flavor and is a great candidate for aging. Exclusive for the fest, these bottles were pulled from Sam’s Stash and go as far back as 2007. Which vintage will you receive?

    Bonus beer from Dogfish Head:

    Hazy-O! IPA; 12oz can; 7.1%; Starts with literally truckloads of oats and wheat for a full body, then it’s liberally dry-hopped to deliver juicy tropical notes of citrus, mango and pineapple. This Hazy IPA uses four types of oats including oat milk to amplify the haze and mouthfeel for a beer that is incredibly juicy and hop-forward while being smooth and refreshing. Be one of the first in the nation to try this beer!

    Joining us: Sam Calagione

    Have a question for our guests? Drop it in this thread and your question could make the live feed!

    Like what you're drinking? Support the brewery and grab some merch!
  2. Jbino34

    Jbino34 Devotee (442) May 9, 2006 Delaware

    Great video, thanks Sam!
  3. Mre142

    Mre142 Initiate (16) Apr 5, 2018 Pennsylvania

    Have you actually buried any bottles and went back to dig it up a year later? If so what are the results?

    - Mark E.
  4. BigSteve0_7

    BigSteve0_7 Initiate (6) May 11, 2019 New Jersey

    Why is it so easy to find IPA's, but almost impossible to find good Barleywine year round?

    - Steve N.
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  5. Daveylcarp

    Daveylcarp Initiate (11) Jan 8, 2021 Iowa

    You used 8 different hops for the Hazy O? How do you make sure the hops aren't clashing?
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  6. JMaurice

    JMaurice Initiate (175) Dec 5, 2020 Canada (QC)

    What is your favorite dogfish head beer of all time?
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  7. TheRossness

    TheRossness Devotee (434) Sep 25, 2014 Connecticut

    My Favorite Dogfish head is
    either Bitches Brew (non-barrel aged) or Higher Math.
    Hobbis and J-H like this.
  8. BossShelby

    BossShelby Aspirant (239) Mar 18, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Dragons & YumYums
  9. entheos

    entheos Defender (615) Nov 9, 2019 California

    I'm planning to save my 2017 Barleywine for a much later date. How many years should I wait? My plan is to substitute it with a 120-minute IPA I purchased towards the end of last year. Should I age the other 120-minute IPAs I have and if so, for how long? I will definitely start the fest with Hazy-O, but if I enjoy it, will it be available on the West Coast?
  10. Crocuta_crocuta

    Crocuta_crocuta Initiate (16) Jan 22, 2021 Texas

    Planning any more kinds of ancient ales?

    Will you revisit any of the previous ancient ales that have been retired and bring them back for another round?
  11. Dtour

    Dtour Initiate (118) Nov 27, 2020 Oregon

    I am highly looking forward to both of these brews. I am curious as to how working with the oat milk to increase haze differed from using lactase or regular milk, if at all?
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  12. Transamguy77

    Transamguy77 Disciple (308) Oct 4, 2015 Pennsylvania

    At what point is the oat milk added? During the mash or added at the boil? Looking forward to trying Hazy O!
  13. boyoboyoboy

    boyoboyoboy Initiate (7) Sep 13, 2019 Illinois

    I received a 2013 and couldn't wait for the festival. It was amazing!
  14. ryanov

    ryanov Initiate (136) Feb 16, 2008 New Jersey

    I'm pretty fond of Ta Henket! Tastes like pizza pretzel combos.
  15. ryanov

    ryanov Initiate (136) Feb 16, 2008 New Jersey

    So many of those were great!
  16. Obelix_Q

    Obelix_Q Initiate (54) Mar 17, 2014 Massachusetts


    Looking at the sack of hops it appeared they are pelletized?
    Is that common in the industry?
  17. SourGuy62

    SourGuy62 Initiate (6) Jan 16, 2021 Pennsylvania

    Are you planning and new sours in the future?
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  18. SiobhanTX

    SiobhanTX Disciple (330) Aug 16, 2013 Texas

    I understand that it is, and I don't want to talk about things I don't know, but I believe I heard something about consistency and better results vs. fresh hops. I'd love to hear Sam's insight on this too.
  19. kaidjohnson

    kaidjohnson Initiate (10) Jan 29, 2021 New Hampshire

    Definitely Punkin Ale. One of my all-time favorites from any brewery.
  20. Crocuta_crocuta

    Crocuta_crocuta Initiate (16) Jan 22, 2021 Texas

    Oh yes! A few I missed because the distribution wasn't that wide spread (or just none made it to my neck of the woods).
  21. Justino_Bandito

    Justino_Bandito Disciple (330) Oct 9, 2015 California

    How much oat milk is in the brew? How did you think of that?!
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  22. DogfishFan5150

    DogfishFan5150 Initiate (110) Jan 16, 2021 Oregon

    The original Midas Touch! It was our first Dogfish ale and it was in the large corked bottle and 11% I believe.
    erv56 likes this.
  23. dekushrub150

    dekushrub150 Initiate (10) Jan 29, 2021 New York

    Do you think you'll ever make something more extreme than the Chicha beer? Saliva was already pretty extreme, but now it's completely insane after a pandemic.
  24. Adam_Dunn

    Adam_Dunn Initiate (16) Jan 14, 2021 Texas

    4 types of oats. are they added in equal parts? what do you feel each adds to this beer or any beer?
  25. andrewgstjean

    andrewgstjean Initiate (44) Jan 6, 2015 Massachusetts

    Sam - How's the joint effort with Boston Beer Co going so far? Any favorite projects in the works?
  26. mardolin

    mardolin Initiate (126) Mar 28, 2008 Massachusetts

    I got a ton of Banana from the Hazy-o, is that from the yeast or are my tastebuds way off?
  27. Lupin

    Lupin Devotee (493) Jun 4, 2006 Connecticut
    Society Trader

    Have you considered a goat milk IPA?
  28. cjmstone100

    cjmstone100 Initiate (17) Dec 13, 2020 Pennsylvania

    Is Hazy-O a limited addition or will this be a regular in the Dogfish stable???
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  29. Vitaly91

    Vitaly91 Devotee (484) Oct 21, 2003 Illinois
    Society Trader

    I am not a fan of IPAs and only fan of few Hazy IPAs, but Hazy-O is pretty darn good! I like it! Thank you, Dogfish!
  30. BGSbrews

    BGSbrews Initiate (35) Jan 18, 2020 Connecticut
    Society Trader

    My spouse and I both identified this as a Dogfish Head IPA right away from the aroma. What's the explanation? House yeast? Favorite hop combination? Something else?
    mbuciuman and ChrisVA like this.
  31. sourrogue0852

    sourrogue0852 Aspirant (276) Dec 25, 2015 New York

    We love the hop bitterness is not present
  32. Daveylcarp

    Daveylcarp Initiate (11) Jan 8, 2021 Iowa

    The wife would like to know...why the name dogfish head?
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  33. SlashEmperor

    SlashEmperor Initiate (10) Feb 6, 2021 Massachusetts

    Really digging the softness on this Hazy-O!
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  34. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (3,241) Jan 31, 2005 California
    Society Trader

    What was the thought process/science awareness that gave you guys the idea of the 4 different oats base?
  35. mpj21186

    mpj21186 Initiate (6) Jan 31, 2021 New Hampshire

    What are the fruity notes that we are picking up and this beer is putting down?
  36. Cgodwin

    Cgodwin Initiate (32) Jul 3, 2017 Virginia

    I have made Sam's Blood Orange Hefe many times. All the recipes I have found are not clear on how to handle the pith, and peel. After zesting do you put in 1/2 the peel. Cab you describe what you do? too
  37. UrbanCaveman

    UrbanCaveman Meyvn (1,128) Sep 30, 2014 Ohio
    Society Trader

    Alas, my supertaster palate doesn't allow much appreciation for the Hazy-O. Looking forward to the barleywine, however!
  38. mbuciuman

    mbuciuman Initiate (110) Jan 16, 2021 Massachusetts

    Definitely feeling the smoothness, and absolutely digging that pineapple in that Hazy-O!
  39. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (3,241) Jan 31, 2005 California
    Society Trader

    Damn straight on the "bonafides" comment.
  40. Kimin2son

    Kimin2son Initiate (6) Jan 27, 2021 Arizona

    what is the IBU of Hazy-O?
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