Dogfish Head Higher Math, Pennsylvania Tuxedo

To celebrate its 20th birthday this year, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will release six limited edition beers for during the holiday season.

DFH_HigherMath_BottleShotKicking 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.


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