To celebrate its 20th birthday this year, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will release six limited edition beers for during the holiday season.
Kicking off the lineup of releases is Dogfish’s birthday beer, Higher Math, which will be available to the public on Friday, November 6th. Higher Math is a tribute to the auspicious first beer that founder and president Sam Calagione created in his New York City apartment back in the early 1990s.
Coming home from a homebrew store, Calagione picked up a bag of cherries at a local bodega, the company says, thinking the cherries would make his beer more flavorful. Clocking in at 17% ABV, Higher Math is a golden strong ale fermented with sour cherry juice and cocoa nibs. It has forward notes of cherries and fruit, the company says, with late notes of cocoa, and a lingering sweetness and warmth from the alcohol.
Also releasing on Friday, November 6th is the Pennsylvania Tuxedo. Brewed in collaboration with the outdoor outfitter Woolrich, Pennsylvania Tuxedo is a spruce-infused pale ale that pays homage to the flannel-suited hunters and gatherers who dwell deep in the backcountry of Pennsylvania, the company says.
Following Dogfish’s “off-centered” philosophy of using unusual ingredients, this ale is dosed with tons of fresh spruce tips that were hand-harvested from forests near the Woolrich mill in central Pennsylvania. The result is an 8.5% ABV ale with a grassy citrus kick and resinous conifer notes, the company says, balanced by dry-yet-doughy malt backbone.
Rounding out the winter releases are four returning beers: 75 Minute IPA (11/6), Fort (11/16), Piercing Pils (11/30) and Bitches Brew (12/7).
Higher Math’s suggested retail price is $36 for a 4-pack and $216 per case. Pennsylvania Tuxedo’s suggested retail price is $9.25 for a 4-pack and $53.00 per case.
Dogfish’s current distribution territories includes: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI.