Dogfish Head has put a fan favorite into bottles.
Only available in 750-ml. bombers for many years, 75 Minute IPA will now be available in 6-packs of 12-oz. bottles.
The new packaging launched this month.
75 Minute IPA is brewed with maple syrup from Sam Calagione’s (founder and CEO of Dogfish Head) family farm. It’s hopped during the entire boil, and then dry hopped with cascade hops. Golden amber in color, 75 Minute IPA is malty and earthy with citrusy-piney notes, the company says, balanced with maple notes.
The beer began as a cask-conditioned ale at the Rehoboth brewpub in ’11; the ’18 version of 75 Minute IPA is a new evolution of this IPA.
75 Minute IPA also joins Dogfish Head’s Off-Centered Art Series: a lineup of four beers representing the creative intersection of ales and art, featuring a new illustrator each year.
“Creative beer labels have become a fun focal point of the craft beer scene, defining brands and bringing beers to life through visuals,” says Calagione. “Since 2008, we’ve been collaborating with wildly inventive illustrators from around the world, and I couldn’t be more excited to continue the tradition with our friend, Michael Hacker, as we visually share new stories about our inventive beers.”
The Off-Centered Art Series artist, Michael Hacker, created the artwork for the beers. Since 75 Minute IPA is a combination of two Dogfish innovations in continual hopping – 60 Minute IPA and 90 Minute IPA – Hacker wanted to artfully portray the brewing process with Calagione as the original mad scientist of the early craft beer movement. His style incorporates a few hidden gems, including a “funny glasses” disguise that was part of the original Johnny Cask packaging artwork.
The Off-Centered Art Series beers will roll out over the next 18 months and includes: 75 Minute IPA, The Perfect Disguise (8%) – an American double dry-hopped IPA disguised as a Kölsch, Dragons & YumYums (6.5%) – a tropical pale ale, and Punkin Ale (7%) – a full bodied brown ale brewed with real pumpkin.