Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has announced the release of Mandarin & Mango Crush, the second beer in its annual Off-Centered Art Series, and the return of fan-favorite 120 Minute IPA with new bottle artwork.
Mandarin & Mango Crush is a citrus-forward fruit beer brewed with tart mandarin oranges and Alphonso mangoes, the company says. Clocking in at 6.0% ABV, this lightly sweet, hazy gold-colored brew has a citrusy tartness and a crisp, dry finish.
Featuring artwork by Max Mahn, a printmaker and illustrator from Montana, Mandarin & Mango Crush is a beer-centric reimagining of the coastal “Crush” cocktail. This is a simple combination of spirits and freshly pressed juice obtained by “crush”-ing the fruit with a hand-powered press. Mahn brings this vision to life his label artwork containing a citrus juicer surrounded by fresh fruits.
Dogfish Head’s 2022 Off-Centered Art Series is a yearly lineup of four limited-edition beers featuring artwork by a single collaborative artist. In this case, Mahn.
“With roots deep in coastal Delaware, the Crush cocktail has been one of my go-to summer sippers for quite some time, so helping recreate that iconic, beach-town libation in craft beer form was a really fun and collaborative experience for our brewing team,” says Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head founder and brewer. “This beer is so refreshing, unique and sessionable; other than Punkin Ale, it might be my favorite seasonal Art Series beer we have ever made.”
“And while I’ll definitely be drinking some Mandarin & Mango Crush beers as the weather warms, for those slightly chillier days, I’ll be reaching for a 120 Minute IPA,” he adds. “After putting this beer on a short hiatus in 2021, we got an overwhelming outcry from the social media atmosphere asking its return. Well, we heard you and we’re doing just that — 120 Minute is back!”
Making its return with new, black and metallic gold bottle artwork, 120 Minute IPA is Dogfish Head’s unfiltered and hoppy imperial IPA. After being continually hopped with high-alpha American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, it is then dry-hopped with another slew of hops.
120 Minute IPA (15-20% ABV) has sweet, almost candy-like aromas of citrusy, piney, floral hops complemented by a hoppy and slightly resiny flavor profile, the company reports.
Making their ways to taps and shelves nationwide, folks can track down a 6-pack/12-oz. bottles of Mandarin & Mango Crush or 4pk/12oz bottles of 120 Minute IPA using Dogfish Head’s Fish Finder.
This follows the recent release of Where the Wild Hops Are IPA, the first release in the Off-Centered Art Series.