Dogfish Head Makes Liquid Truth Serum Year-Round, Unveils Fruit-Full Fort

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery enjoyed so much success with Liquid Truth Serum IPA, released last October, that the company will add the brew to its year-round lineup.

Additionally, the beer will transition from 6-packs of 12-oz. bottles to 4-packs of 16-oz. cans.

Slated to hit shelves nationwide again late this June, the IPA “debunks the myth that IBUs (hop bitterness) can only be achieved by adding hops during the boil,” as all of its hops are added post-boil, the company says. “During the whirlpool, whole leaf, liquefied, pelletized and powdered hops are added to create a beer that is hoppy without being deceptively bitter.”

Clocking in at 7% ABV and 65 IBUs, the unfiltered Liquid Truth Serum is “immensely and approachably hoppy,” the company says. Golden-orange in color, this IPA fills the palate with citrusy notes of mandarin orange, tangerine, tropical mango and hints of juicy stone fruits.

“After so much love from our fans, the truth was clear – Liquid Truth Serum needed to come back, and this time, as a year-round offering,” says Sam Calagione, CEO and founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “Introducing it in cans makes it more convenient than ever, increasing its portability and overall awesomeness, and we couldn’t be more excited about the evolution of this brew.”


Later in June, Dogfish Head will also release Fruit-Full Fort – a twist on the brewer’s Fort.

Brewed with raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries and elderberries, this Belgian ale is reminiscent of a jammy red wine. To provide a firmer backbone and give balance to the beer’s tart berry blend, the malt bill was punched up with Munich malts. Clocking in at 15-18% ABV, Fruit-Full Fort is opaque with a dark maroon color, has fragrant notes of velvety cherry and berry sweetness, and the smooth lingering sweetness of raspberry and blackberry.

“At Dogfish, we create food-centric beers that allow us to examine the entire culinary landscape for ingredient choices and flavors to enhance the aroma and taste of the beer,” says Calagione. “With Fruit-Full Fort, we went overboard in adding ridiculous amounts of flavorful berries which makes this beer a perfect complement for desserts like a decadent chocolatey cake or a rich velvety torte. Like World Wide Stout, Old School, 120 Minute IPA, and beers that typically clock in at over 14-15%, Fruit-Full Fort is a perfect candidate for cellaring as the flavor profiles really tend to hit their stride after aging it for a couple of years.”

To celebrate Fruit-Full Fort, Dogfish Head will host a release party at the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton on Friday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Throughout the day, 250 limited-edition posters of the beer’s artwork will be given away to guests.


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