Dogfish Head has been a friend and partner of the BBC for many years now and we are proud to have them on board again for 2016 in Tampa to share all their awesomeness with attendees. Dogfish Head has an incredible story to tell and for those who may not be familiar, check out the post below and get to know this Sam and the DFH team for they are making great things in the world of craft beer.
One of the things Dogfish Head is known for is brewing with exotic ingredients – raisins, honey, scrapple, human saliva. But, there’s also one old-world style that we’ve come to embrace and tweak, and that’s the hop-forward IPA.
With notes of pine and citrus, IPAs are one of our favorite styles to brew…with our own off-centered twist. Traditionally, brewers add two hop additions – one early in the process for flavor and one toward the end for aroma. Here at Dogfish Head we like to add hops throughout the entire process, or as we like to call it, continual hopping.
Dogfish Head founder and president Sam Calagione had his ‘aha’ moment while watching a cooking show back in the mid-90s. The chef was talking about a method of adding cracked pepper to soup the entire time the soup boiled, adding complexity and evenness to the dish.
Curious by nature, Sam gave it a try when it came to brewing. The result was an outrageously hoppy IPA that wasn’t crushingly bitter.
Since introducing the world to the continuous hopping method with our 90 Minute IPA, we’ve since released the continuously hopped 60 Minute IPA, 120 Minute IPA and 75 Minute IPA (a cask-conditioned blend of 60 and 90 Minute). We even brewed a continuously hopped, bottle-conditioned IPA called Squall.
Dogfish Head is the first American craft brewery to focus on culinary-inspired beer recipes outside traditional beer styles and it has done so since the day it opened with the motto “off-centered ales for off-centered people.” Since 1995, Dogfish has redefined craft beer and the way people think about beer by brewing with unique ingredients. Dogfish Head has grown into a 200+ person company with a restaurant/brewery/distillery in Rehoboth Beach, a beer-themed inn on the harbor in Lewes and a production brewery/distillery in Milton, Delaware. Dogfish Head currently sells beer in 31 states. Check out Dogfish Head on facebook, twitter, and instagram!
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