The beer, which will go on tap at 12 E.T. tomorrow at the Rehoboth Beach pub checks in at 6 percent ABV. Calagione named the beer Tweason’ale since it was brewed and will be served just as Spring transitions into Summer.
But Dogfish fans nationwide will be able to get their hands on the beer soon enough, as Calagione confirmed to brewbound via email that this beer will reach national distribution in the coming months.
“We froze a bunch of the juice for upcoming batches, but we may need more” said Calagione.
Calagione spent hours, hand pressing the strawberries earlier this month, and described the mess afterwards as a “Fargo-esque violent murder scene,” in his blog. There is over a pound of berry juice in every gallon of beer. Also included in the initial 5-barrel batch are sorghum and dark buckwheat honey.
More information on the brew and some very artistic “cinemagraphs,” can be found on the New York Times website.
Additionally, Calagione confirmed that Tim Hawn, the former Brewing Manager for MillerCoors at the North Carolina facility that produces a majority of the country’s Blue Moon supply, will be joining Dogfish Head as the new Brewmaster.
“Tim brings a ton of both craft and large-scale brewing experience to the team,” said Calagione.
Calagione also confirmed that the company is currently interviewing potential candidates to fill current brewing openings.