Dogfish Head Announces Wood-Aged Bitches Brew, New Packaging

Three brews from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will hit shelves in new forms in mid-January: Wood-Aged Bitches Brew, Romantic Chemistry, Lupu-Luau IPA and Namaste White. Additionally, the Delaware brewery has announced a release from its 2018 Off-Centered Art Series.

Dogfish will bring back the honey-tinged, imperial stout Bitches Brew, with a new, wood-centric spin. The 2018 version is aged and blended in giant oak and Palo Santo wood tanks where it develops vanilla, chocolatey-licorice wood aromas with a sweet, roasty, coffee flavor finish, the company says.

Brewed as an homage to Miles Davis’ 1970 landmark jazz-rock record, Bitches Brew is a fusion of three threads of imperial stout aged on oak and one thread of Tej, a native African honey beer, aged on Palo Santo. Wood-Aged Bitches Brew clocks in at 9% ABV and is now available year-round in 6-pack/12-oz. bottles.

For the first time, Lupu-Luau IPA and Namaste White will launch in cans.

Lupu-Luau is a coconut India Pale Ale brewed with a tropical trifecta of toasted coconut, coconut water and an experimental hop which adds coconut aromas, the company reports. This beer gets its natural haze from Pils malt, flaked barley and rolled oats. At 7.3% ABV, Lupu-Luau IPA is available year-round in 6-pack/12-oz. cans.

Namaste White is a Belgian-style witbier brewed with dried orange flesh and peel, fresh-cut lemongrass, a bit of coriander, and peppercorns. At 4.8% ABV, Namaste is a sessionable white ale and is available year-round in 12-pack/12-oz. cans.

Dogfish Head kicks off its 2018 Off-Centered Art Series with the release of Romantic Chemistry. This beer is an India Pale Ale brewed with an intermingling of mango, apricots, ginger and an essential oil called myrcene. The brewery partnered with artist Marq Spusta to create artwork for Romantic Chemistry, bringing its story to life through storyful visuals. “The imaginative, playful packaging design features ménage à trois, lovefest of sorts between hops, mangos and apricots,” the company says.

Citrusy, dry-hopped with three varieties of hops, and clocking in at 7.2% ABV, Romantic Chemistry is available in 6-pack/12-oz. bottles.

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