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60 Minute IPA60 Minute IPA

A powerful East Coast I.P.A with a whole lot of citrus hop character. This beer benefits from 60 minutes of constant hop additions. The session beer for beer geeks like us!

 

60 IBU 6.0% ABV

 90 Minute IPA90 Minute
Imperial IPA

Champion of the Realbeer.com Battle of the Beers Tournament three years in a row! We turned up the volume on this one, the constant hopping lasts for 90 minutes here! Feel the burn? That’s the sickness and the cure!

 

90 IBU 9% ABV

burtonbaton-cropped-140Burton Baton

A blend of oak-aged English strong ale and our 90 Minute Imperial I.P.A. Citrus notes from Northwestern hops meld with vanilla notes from the oak.

 

10.0+% ABV

iba-cropped-140Indian Brown Ale

A cross between a Scotch Ale, an I.P.A, and an American brown, this beer is well hopped and malty at the same time. Brewed with Aromatic Barley and caramelized brown sugar.

 

50 IBU 7.2% ABV

Midas TouchMidas Touch

This recipe is based on ancient findings. Brewed with barley, white muscat grapes, thyme honey, and saffron, it has the smooth dry body of a beer but finishes fruity like a fine white wine.

 

9% ABV

palo-santo-marron-cropped-140Palo Santo Marron

An unfiltered, unfettered, unprecedented brown ale aged in handmade wooden brewing vessels. The caramel and vanilla complexity unique to this beer comes from the exotic Paraguayan Palo Santo wood from which these tanks were crafted.

 

12% ABV

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Raison D'EtreRaison D’Etre

Voted American Beer Of The Year for 2000 by Malt Advocate Magazine. A deep mahogany ale brewed with beet sugar, green raisins, and Belgian yeast. As complex as a fine red wine.

 

25 IBU 8% ABV

shelter-label-croppedShelter Pale Ale

A versatile, quaffable beer. Brewed with premium barley and Glacier and Warrior Hops. This beer has a fine malt backbone and a slightly nutty flavor.

 

25 IBU 5.0% ABV

chicorylabel-croppedChicory Stout

A rich, dark beer made with a touch of roasted chicory, organic Mexican coffee, St. John’s Wort, and licorice root.

 

22 IBU 5.2% ABV

bandtBlack 'n Tan

Dogfish Head Black n Tan is a layer of one of our first "Off Centered" Ales. The Chicory Stout floats atop our 90 minute Imperial IPA.

Your palate will be tantilized by a blend of malt, chicory root, St. John's wort and coffee, which eventually explodes into sweet, hoppy bitterness. Perfect anytime of year. On draft exclusively at the Alehouses.

 

sixtyone-labelSixty-One

Sixty-One captures that tradition in a bottle and marries two Dogfish Head innovations: beer/wine hybrids -- which Dogfish has focused on for well over a decade with beers like Midas Touch and Raison D'être -- and continually-hopped IPAs.

 

22 IBU 5.2% ABV

 
Seasonal Beers 

aprihoplabel-croppedAprihop - Spring

A serious I.P.A. with a soft velvety tone of apricot running through the taste and nose. A fruit beer for hopheads.

 

55 IBU 7.0% ABV

festinalabel-croppedFestina Peche - Summer

A refreshing Neo-Berliner Weisse fermented with Peaches.

12 IBU 4.5% ABV

punkinlabel-croppedPunkin Ale - Fall

A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. Perfect to warm-up with, as it cools down.

 

24 IBU 7.0% ABV

tweasonalebottlelabel-croppedTweason'ale - Between Seasons

Between the seasons, we have a special release - a gluten-free beer. But not just any gluten-free beer -- a gluten-free beer with gusto!

 

6.0% ABV

 

piercing-pils-labelsPiercing Pils

A Perry-Pils hybrid, Piercing Pils is a Czech Style Pilsner brewed with a White Pear Tea and Pear juice. Both the juice and the tea were added in the kettle during the whirlpool (after the boil) for maximum flavor and aroma contribution. The Pear fruit complexity pierces right through the spicy Czech Saaz hops beautifully, adding a gentle acidity to this pale lager that makes for a crisp refreshing sipper. Amarillo hops add nuanced citrus notes that meld perfectly with the fruit.

 

35 IBU 6.0% ABV

 
Occasional RaritiesLimited Quantities, While supplies last. 
Ageable Ales 

olde-school-label-croppedOlde School Barleywine

Bold yet smooth! Fermented with dates and figs, this bone crusher has a unique flavor.

 

15.0% ABV

DFH immort-ale-croppedImmort Ale

A strong ale, vast in character, luscious & complex. Brewed with peat-smoked barley, organic juniper berry, vanilla & maple syrup. It’s aged on oak and fermented with a blend of yeasts.

 

11.0% ABV

120minutelabel-cropped120 Minute IPA

Too extreme to be called beer? 120 Minute IPA is brewed to a colossal 45-degree plato, boiled for a full two hours while being continuously hopped with high-alpha American hops, then dry-hopped daily in the fermenter for a month and aged for another month on whole-leaf hops!

 

120 IBU 15-20% ABV

worldwide-stoutWorld Wide Stout

Feels more like fine tawny port than a beer. Dark, rich, roasty & complex malt tones with a smooth alcohol presence.

 

20 IBU 18.0%+/- ABV

DFH FireflyAleFirefly

Firelfy is a specially brewed beer for the inaugural Firefly Music Festival in July, 2013.

It is an English-style Pale Ale brewed with Marris Otter barley and English heritage hops. To add a fruity and citrusy aroma, there's a late addition of American Calypso hops.

 

25 IBU 5.0% ABV

 

Strong Fruit

Red & WhiteRed & White

Red & White is a big, Belgian-style witbier brewed with coriander and orange peel and fermented with pinot noir juice. After fermentation, a fraction of the batch is aged in one of our 10,000-gallon oak tanks.

 

35 IBU 10.0% ABV

black-blue-croppedBlack & Blue

Black & Blue is a Belgian-style golden ale fermented with blackberries and blueberries. Because we dose Black & Blue with real berries - rather than artificial flavoring - the fruit comes through in the flavor, not just the aroma.

 

25 IBU 10.0% ABV

noble-rot-cropped-140Noble Rot

Hmmm. We wonder if anyone will buy a beer with the word "rot" in the name?

This saison-esque science project gets complexity and fermentable sugars from two unique wine grapes sourced with our friends at Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Prosser, Wash.

 

18 IBU 9.0% ABV

 

Ancient Ales

Sah'teaSah-tea

This Ancient Ale is a modern take on a 9th-century Finnish beer.

The wort for Sah'tea is caramelized over white-hot river rocks, and the beer is fermented with a German weizen yeast. In addition to juniper berries, Sah'tea is flavored with black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and black pepper.

 

6 IBU 9.0% ABV

TheobromaTheobroma

Theobroma is a celebration of chocolate, the food of the gods. This Ancient Ale comes from a recipe dating from 1200 B.C., based on chemical analysis of pottery fragments found in Honduras that revealed the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink used by early civilizations to toast special occasions. It is brewed with Aztec cocoa power and cocoa nibs, honey, chilies, and annatto (fragrant tree seed).

 

8 IBU 10.0% ABV

chateau-jiahu-cropped-140Chateau Jiahu

In keeping with historic evidence, Dogfish brewers use brown rice syrup, orange blossom honey, muscat grape, barley malt and hawthorn berry. The wort is fermented for about a month with sake yeast.

 

10 IBU 10.0% ABV

tahenket-cropped-140Ta Henket

For this ambitious liquid time capsule, we used ingredients and traditions plucked from Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Ta Henket is brewed with an ancient form of wheat and loaves of hearth-baked bread, and it's flavored with chamomile, doum-palm fruit and Middle Eastern herbs. 

 

7 IBU 4.5% ABV

etrusca-labelBirra Etrsuca Bronze

The backbone of Birra Etrusca comes from two-row malted barley and an heirloom Italian wheat. Specialty ingredients include hazelnut flour, pomegranates, Italian chestnut honey, Delaware wildflower honey and clover honey. A handful of whole-flower hops are added, but the bulk of the bitterness comes from gentian root and the sarsaparilla-like Ethiopian myrrh resin.

 

8.5% ABV

 
Living Beers

My AntoniaMy Antonia

My Antonia (named after the Willa Cather read), is a continually-hopped imperial pilsner. This lager for ale lovers is citrusy, sweet and refined.

 

7.5% ABV

NamasteNamaste

A witbier bursting with good karma. Made with dried organic orange slices, fresh-cut lemongrass and a bit of coriander, this Belgian-style white beer is a great thirst quencher.

 

7 IBU 4.5% ABV

75minute-cropped-14075 Minute IPA

Blend two Dogfish Head favorites, add maple syrup and carbonate the mixture naturally. What do you get? 75 Minute IPA. The carbon dioxide trapped during bottle conditioning gives 75 Minute IPA a soft and velvety mouthfeel.

 

7.5% ABV

 
Music Series

dfh bitchesbrew-croppedBitches Brew

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the original release of Bitches Brew, Miles Davis' 1970 paradigm-shifting landmark fusion breakthrough, we've created our own Bitches Brew -- a bold, dark beer that's a fusion of three threads of imperial stout and one thread of honey beer with gesho root.

 

38 IBU 9.0% ABV

dfh hellhoundHellhound On
My Ale

2011 would have marked the 100th birthday of Mississippi Delta bluesman Robert Johnson, who according to legend, sold his soul down at the crossroads in a midnight bargain and changed music forever.

Hellhound is a super-hoppy ale that is dry-hopped with 100% Centennial hops.

 

58 IBU 10.0% ABV

faithfull-labelFaithfull 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 over a one-hour boil.

 

20 IBU 7.0% ABV

PositiveContactFinalprint-cropped-webPositive Contact

A positive combination of Fuji cider, slow-roasted farro, a bit of cayenne and fresh cilantro.

This beer part of our Music Series of beers... this one is an amalgamation of hip-hop, beer, cider and a DIY culinary experience! 

 

26 IBU 9.0% ABV

AmericanBeauty-weblabelAmerican Beauty

American Beauty is the latest Dogfish Head Music Series Beer. An Imperial Pale Ale brewed with all-American hops, barley & granola.

55 IBU 9.0% ABV