Dogfish Head Celebrates the Summer with a Tropically Off-Centered Lupu-Luau IPA!
A juicy, coconut-centric IPA brewed with a tropical trifecta of toasted coconut, experimental hops and dehydrated coconut water
Milton, Del., July 7, 2017 – Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is excited to welcome its newest off-centered ale to the party, Lupu-Luau IPA, a coconut-centric India Pale Ale brewed with a tropical trifecta of toasted coconut, experimental hops and dehydrated coconut water. Clocking in at 7.3% ABV and 45 IBUs, this unique take on a tropical IPA begins shipping nationally to taps and shelves in early June. Hazy with a white head, Lupu-Luau IPA gets its name from Lupulin, the hop flower gland containing essential oils, and luau, because Lupu-Luau is a tropical party in your mouth!
Lupu Luau IPA gets its unique, tropical fruit, pineapple and citrusy aroma from an experimental hop that throws generous coconut and woodsy notes into the flavor profile of the beer. “We worked hard to secure the majority of the full domestic yield of this experimental hop crop for years to come and Dogfish is currently the only brewery contracted to purchase it,” says Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “We use dehydrated coconut water that contains delicious natural sugars and flaked toasted coconut as centerpieces of the beer - ingredients that pay homage to Coco Loco, a coconut blonde brewpub exclusive we brewed back in 2011 and an early example of tropical fruit IPA innovation from Dogfish.”
India Pale Ale is the highest-volume and fastest growing beer style in America and the largest breakout sub-style is the fruit IPA. In May 2017, the Brewers Association reported that the fruit IPA experienced a 236.67% growth in a rolling 52 week period. Dogfish Head is proud to be a leading pioneer in the evolution of the fruit IPA arena as it is the first American brewery to package and ship fruit IPAs nationally. In 1996, Dogfish released Aprihop, a massively hopped fruit India Pale Ale brewed with apricots, and the brewery has continued to innovate and experiment with all natural culinary ingredients including beautiful fruits, fresh citrus and tropical coconuts. To find and enjoy Lupu-Luau IPA and other off-centered Dogfish Head brews in your area, visit www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder.
Put on Your GEAR, Grab a Dogfish Head BEER and get Exploring Right HERE on the Coastal Delaware Ale Trail!
Delaware Brewery Celebrates the Dog(fish) Days of Summer With Cans and Off-Centered Adventure
Milton, Del. June 29, 2017 –It’s officially summer and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is celebrating the sunny season of exploration with the launch of their newly canned ales - 60 Minute IPA, SeaQuench Ale and Flesh & Blood IPA - and the rollout of the off-centered ale inspired Coastal Delaware Ale Trail, a collection of off-the-beaten-path sites right here in our back yard. The Trail is made up of nine compelling destinations in Southern Delaware where adventurous pathfinders can explore sites, scenes and statues in the First State. Not all those who wander are lost; sometimes they're just searching for a great beer and good times! Craft beer fans can quench their thirst for off-centered inspired exploration in and around Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Milton, and can get the Dogfish Head 360 degree experience with stops at Chesapeake & Maine, a geographically-enamored seafood restaurant, The Dogfish Inn, a beer-themed hotel on the harbor, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, a pub serving up original beer, original, food, and original music since 1995, and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, the production brewery.
Read on to learn more about the sites on the Coastal Delaware Ale Trail:
- Bunkers of Cape Henlopen State Park – Lewes, DE
- Once a WWII era base, this park is now a multi-biome plot of land with a buried past.
- Cannonball House – Lewes, DE
- Check out the historic home still bearing the scars from a little run-in with the British in 1813.
- Chesapeake & Maine – Rehoboth Beach, DE
- Enjoy fresh seafood, scratch-made cocktails and a one-of-a-kind ‘Smoke in the Water’ oyster infused with culinary wood-smoked salt.
- Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats – Rehoboth Beach, DE
- Enjoy a brewpub exclusive or a fan-favorite 60 Minute IPA at the new pub and check out the off-centered artwork celebrating the rebellious shared-DNA of hip-hop, punk rock and craft brewing.
- Dogfish Inn – Lewes, DE
- Check in and check out the curated City Lights classics of American literature library, sip on a can of SeaQuench Ale at a Fireside Chat or head out on a bike ride and set out on a Dogfish-inspired exploration of goodness.
- Doors of Fame – Rehoboth Beach, DE
- Located at the artistic hub of Rehoboth Beach, these old doors are covered in the signatures of artists dating back to the 1930s.
- Dressed John Milton Statue – Milton, DE
- Take your picture with the seated statue of the English poet for whom this Delaware town is named is ritually dressed in seasonally appropriate clothing.
- The Roosevelt Inlet Shipwreck – Lewes, DE
- A mix of strong Atlantic currents, shoals, and ships that for ages were primarily made out of wood… that’s the recipe a veritable coastal boneyard.
- Steampunk Treehouse at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery – Milton, DE
- Take a wide-angle selfie with the massive Steampunk Treehouse, an art installation for festival-goers at Burning Man. Stop by Bunyan’s Lunchbox for a sammy, take a tour of the brewery and stop by the Tasting Room for sampling of Flesh & Blood IPA, 90 Minute IPA, Namaste White or a special brewery offering on-tap!
Looking to pack in even more Dogfish Head goodness to your trip? Book a stay at the Dogfish Inn, sign up for the Ale Trail All-INNclusive, or partake in a Sunrise Kayak Paddle – or do all three! Located on the canal in Lewes, the inn can easily serve as your boutique basecamp for Dogfish exploration of seaside Delaware. If you’re a day-tripper and only have a few hours but want to experience it all, sign up for the Ale Trail-All INNclusive. Leave your car at the inn and let Dogfish coworkers chauffeur you around to the Ale Trail spots. Departing at 9:30a and returning at 3:30p, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive to all of the sites along with a stop at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eatswhere you’ll get a reserved seat for beers and bites and a behind the scenes tour of the production brewery, home to the 100 and 200 barrel brewhouses, wood-aging room and state-of-the-art bottling and canning lines. Still not enough? Before you head out on the All-INNclusive Tour, sign up for a serene and scenic Sunrise Kayak Paddle on Lewes beach. Enjoy self-guided paddles with kayaks and SUPS and soak in the beginning of a glorious new day.
You CAN tackle all the Ale Trail sites or use them for inspiration – just be sure to get out and explore the Coastal Delaware goodness. For more information about the Coastal Delaware Ale Trail, the Dogfish Inn, the Ale Trail All-Inclusive or to learn more about delicious off-centered beers, visit www.dogfish.com.
3rd Wave Brewing Begins Distribution to New Jersey - Received 6/28/17
Delmar, DE – 3rd Wave Brewing has begun distributing their craft beers to New Jersey with the help of Kramer Beverage and Hub City.
Located in Hammonton, New Jersey, Kramer Beverage boasts a diverse portfolio filled with craft breweries. They service Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem county. Hub City, located in Lawrenceville, distributes to the Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean counties. 3rd Wave core products, such asShoreBreak Pale Ale and SandStorm Belgian Tripel, will join be made available to all of those areas on draft and in cans. Additionally, seasonal beers BeachBreak Apricot Wheat Ale, Male'Ana Grapefruit IPA and SunSet Peach Wheat Ale will be making appearances.
3rd Wave Brewery Manager, Lori Clough, stated, “We’re thrilled to partner with Kramer and Hub City in New Jersey. We believe that their talented sales teams and their relationships with local retailers will be beneficial to all of our brands.”
For information on where beers can be found in New Jersey, visit 3rdwavebrewingco.com.
3rd Wave Brewing Welcomes Summer with Beer Release Party - Received 6/23/17
Delmar, DE – 3rd Wave Brewing will welcome the Summer season with two brewery-exclusive, packaged beers, Bombora and Kohola, on June 24th at 10am.
Bombora is an 8.5% ABV, 87-IBU, West Coast style IPA. In contrast with the traditional Bombora recipe, this 16-ounce can will be dry hopped with Simcoe and Citra Lupulin Powder. Warrior hops bitter the beer and Centennial and Cascade provide flavor and aroma. Only 50 cases of the beer will be available to the public.
Kohola was inspired by an empty Chardonnay barrel. 4.5% ABV, this Belgian Ale aged in barrels with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis for 24 months. After barreling, the beer was dry hopped with Idaho 7 hops, which created a layer of tropical bitterness. 100 bottles of Kohola have been packaged for sale.
3rd Wave Brewery Manager, Lori Clough, stated, “We’re excited to share this beer with our fans. Kohola is one of our brewer’s best sours to date and Bombora is on a whole new level.”
Both beers will release at the brewery, located in Delmar, Delaware. Anticipating a large crowd, 3rd Wave recommends reserving a space in line as soon as possible. Visit3rdwavebrewingco.com for more information.
Evil Genius Trust The Process Crowler Release Details - Received 6/21/17
Evil Genius will be re-releasing our Sixers inspired ‘Trust the Process’ IPA! (go Philly sports everything, right?)
Not only will we have the much anticipated brew on draft, we are offering limited edition crowlers, with original labels. We only have 500 to sell, and a limit of 3 crowlers per person.
Thursday, June 22nd at Evil Genius Lab - 1727 North Front Street
2PM - Doors Open. You can buy up to 3 crowler tickets per person
4PM - KEG TAPPED - crowler roll call starts!
7PM - NBA draft on all the screens!
We will only have 500, limited edition crowlers available- so when they're gone, they're gone!
About the beer …
TRUST THE PROCESS: 6.7% Oat IPA. Brewed with 2-row and Oat malts. Hopped with Mosaic & Amarillo hops with notes of guava, mango, pineapple, clementine ... and creamy, delicious victory!
About the artist…
ab5stract_nt3l represents the art, design, graffiti & (sub)culture of the Abstract NTELigentsk. We are honored to display his work on one of our largest outside walls, with perfect view from the inside of The Lab - and now you can bring home this original artwork, wrapping your very limited, Trust The Process beer.
Chaddsford Winery To Offer First ‘Adult Summer Camp’ Program This July - Received 6/19/17
Chaddsford Winery To Offer First ‘Adult Summer Camp’
Program This July Camp Chaddsford’s wine and beer tastings, lawn games, and pig roast dinner give Delaware Valley adults the perfect summer retreat
Chadds Ford, PA (June 19, 2017) – Chaddsford Winery will launch a comprehensive, half-day summer camp program designed exclusively for adults seeking outdoor recreation coupled with food, wine, beer, and fun. Camp Chaddsford will be offered on three Saturdays in July 2017 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM: July 15, July 22, and July 29.
Upon check in, each participant will receive either a white or gray ‘Camp Chaddsford’ tee shirt, which will determine their team for the day’s activities. The day will begin with a specially-curated Wine Tasting featuring Chaddsford wine and wine cocktails, and a progressive Beer Tasting with the founders of Locust Lane Brewing Company (Malvern, PA). Friendly, team-based games will take place on the picturesque Vintner’s Lawn, including Corn Hole, Scavenger Hunt, Sack Races, Tug of War, and Kickball.
After working up an appetite during the day’s recreational activities, the program will conclude with a festive Pig Roast Dinner, acoustic sing-alongs around the fire pits, and roasting marshmallows for s’mores. Attendees will receive two drink tickets/person for wine or beer, and vegetarian options will be available.
The cost for Camp Chaddsford is $65/person or $60/person for groups of 6 or more. Space in the program is limited to 100 participants per day, and the event will occur rain or shine.
Advanced tickets are required and can be purchased at: https://www.chaddsford.com/pages/camp-chaddsfordadult-summer-camp.
Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, Tasting Room and Chesapeake & Maine Announce Off-Centered July Events - Received 6/16/17
Milton, Del., June 16, 2017 – Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats (320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE, 302-226-BREW), Dogfish Head Craft Brewery & Taproom(#6 Cannery Village Center, Milton, DE, 302-684-1000) and Chesapeake & Maine (316 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE, 302-226-3600) are excited to announce their lineup of off-centered July events.
Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
Saturday, July 1, 10pm – BJ Barham (of American Aquarium) w/ Charley Crockett
It goes without saying that the last American Aquarium show at Dogfish Head was one of the greatest shows ever at the pub. It was magical. The lead singer and front man will be coming through on a solo tour and we have him! BJ Barham is one of the great lyricists of our time, folks. Solo artist Charley Crockett will open the show. No cover.
Friday, July 7, 4:30-11:30pm - Lupu-Luau Launch Party and Mo Lowda & The Humble
Put on your favorite Hawaiian shirt and swing into Brewings & Eats to say Aloha to your off-centered buds over a pint of our newest coconut IPA, Lupu-Luau! A juicy, coconut-centric lupulin party, this IPA is brewed with a tropical trifecta of toasted coconut, experimental hops and dehydrated coconut water. Chefs will be serving up yummy Hawaiian-themed pizzas and desserts. 10pm-12am: Mo Lowda & The Humble - This up and coming Philly trio composes super hooks based on radio friendly tunes that will get you singing along in no time. Lots of potential for these indie centric lads, for sure. No cover.
Monday, July 24 – Show Us Your Off-Centered Ale Trail
Earn your Untappd Off-Centered Ale Trail badge by checking into a combination of 3 of our super delicious beers: 60 Minute IPA, Flesh & Blood IPA and/or SeaQuench Ale. Show your bartender or server your Untappd badge and redeem for a Dogfish Head Off-Centered Ale Trail koozie (while supplies last).
Saturday, July 29, 10pm - Joe Jack Talcum (of the Dead Milkmen)
Joe is back! As you know, Joe is the super cool guitarist and vocalist from punk rock icons, The Dead Milkmen. Joe is an amazing songwriter and solo performer, so we are psyched to have him play the new stage and deliver oodles of great musical goodness. No cover.
Chesapeake & Maine
Tuesday, July 4, 4-10pm – Celebrate the Off-Centered Star-Spangled Day at C&M
Join us at Chesapeake & Maine for delicious alcohol-infused snow cones and rockin’ BBQ tunes! Stop by Gear, Beer & Whatnot and receive a free, special edition American flag pint glass with any purchase.
Dogfish Head Brewery & Tasting Room
July-Aug – Celebrate Summer with Canned Goodness – in a Bucket!
Stop in the Tasting Room at the Milton brewery and buy a 5-beer bucket of cans of 60 Minute IPA, SeaQuench Ale and/or Flesh & Blood IPA for $20. You get to keep the bucket!
Thursday, July 6 – Vintage & Vinyl - Red, White and Blue Star Spangled Celebration
Every first Thursday of the month, come out for Vintage & Vinyl where we dig into our vintage beer stash and spin some groovy Vinyl for one fantastically awesome Happy Hour at our Milton brewery. The July theme is a Red, White & Blue Star Spangled Celebration and we’ll be pouring: Black & Blue, Red & White, Birra Etrusca, Kvasir. We've also got a GIVEAWAY! One lucky person will receive an Ale Trail cooler and a Beer to Drink Music to '17 vinyl record. Special guest DJ @jimshreds will be spinning vinyl.
Friday, July 7, 4:30-7pmLupu-Luau Launch Party!
Put on your Hawaiian shirt and hula skirt and swing by the Milton brewery to say Aloha to your off-centered buds over a pint of our newest coconut IPA, Lupu-Luau! A juicy, coconut-centric lupulin party, this IPA is brewed with a tropical trifecta of toasted organic coconut, experimental hops & dehydrated coconut water. Lupu-Luau will be on Randall with toasted coconut and key limes. We’ll be serving up a Pulled Pork Hawaiian Special and a refreshing Hawaiian Fruit Salad Special at the Lunch Box. Our very own Marge, from the DFH Tour Team, will be playing tunes on the Ukulele in the Tasting Room. This is one not to miss!
3rd Wave Brewing to Release Sour, Dry Hopped, Belgian Pale Ale
Delmar, DE – 3rd Wave Brewing will release “Kohola”, a Chardonnay barrel aged, dry hopped, Belgian Pale Ale with Brettanomyces, on June 24th.
Kohola was inspired by Head Brewer John Panasiewicz’s love of soured ales and an empty Chardonnay barrel. 4.5% ABV, this Belgian Ale aged in barrels with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis for 24 months. After barreling, Panasiewicz dry hopped the beer with Idaho 7 hops, which created a layer of tropical bitterness.
Panasiewicz stated, “We particularly enjoy barrel aging beers because it’s exciting to see what flavors the beer picks up. The yeast goes crazy when it’s exposed to the barreling environment.”
100 bottles will be available on June 24th at 10am at 3rd Wave Brewing in Delmar, Delaware. They are available while supplies last.
Crooked Hammock Brewery Welcomes Summer with First Can Release - Received 6/8/17
Brewpub captures beach lifestyle in their beers
Lewes, DE – What’s better then enjoying a beer paired with being on the beach, after a long paddle, or at a cookout in a beach backyard? As the summer months heat up, most East Coasters head to the shore in search of sand, water, and a great time with friends and family. A local brewpub in the coastal town of Lewes, Delaware, Crooked Hammock Brewery, captures the summer lifestyle both in their atmosphere and brews.
“Crooked Hammock Brewery was designed from the building to the beer program for guest to relish in the backyard beach escape,” says owner Rich Garrahan. “From the environment we created to the craft beers from our brewers, our brews are synonymous with enjoying a day at the beach.” Now, those beers are available in a can to take with to all of Southern Delaware’s beaches and beautiful spots.
Opened in October 2015, Crooked Hammock Brewery is a modern version of the Indian River Life-Saving Station, a Delaware landmark built in 1876 for use by the United States Lifesaving Service. The restaurant is covered with beach décor and custom woodworking and features a backyard beer garden, playground for kids, and a state of the art seven-barrel brewing system.
Crooked Hammock Brewery, one of the top beer and food spots along the Delaware seashore, is set to kick off their second summer with their first ever can release. Two of the breweries top selling beers, Actively Fishing Czech Pilsner and Wai Ola Cali-Style Coconut Ale, will now be available in 12-ounce cans.
"Our favorite season is about to begin, so it’s time to get our beer out to the masses,” says Brewer and Brand Development Manager, Jon Schorah. Summertime at the beach means new crowds and fun brews, two of which will be offered in 12-ounce artisan cans for the first time at the popular Lewes brewery and backyard beer garden. “As our name implies, at Crooked Hammock we relish the warm months and we have developed a ‘uniquely crooked’ summer selection of beers that are both refreshing and capture the spirit of our favorite time of year.” Schorah also points out that now beer drinkers can take Crooked Hammock with them to their own destination with a choice of two new 12-ounce cans.
Actively Fishing, a refreshing Czech Pilsner brewed with Noble hops and a hint of lemon peel, and Wai Ola, a Cali-style coconut ale brewed with organic coconut water and toasted coconut flakes, will be available in a limited number of six packs. “We wanted to offer crisp, thirst-quenching session beers that fit our vibe and complement the fun times outside during the summer months,” Schorah claims. “Now you can take a Hammock home with you for backyard gettogethers, cookouts, a day at the pool, or a day on the beach.”
“So what’s new on tap,” asks Head Brewer Chris Wood. “Some of our favorite craft beers that speak of summer, but still embody our quality standards. Our philosophy is to provide styles of beers that are unique, high quality and sessionable. Crooked Hammock is a destination where people come to have fun and drink quality beer,” says Wood. As brewers we get to use our experience and our passion for crafting beer that embodies the spirit and energy of this unique place.”
“As we have grown, choosing the direction of our brews has been one of the fun aspects of the business. Developing your beer offerings is big part of your personality, your brand,” says Wood. “For Crooked Hammock, offering unique and approachable beers that meet a high quality standard continues to be our focus.”
“We opened with just six house brews crafted right here in our new facility with five tanks,” explained Crooked Hammock’s founder, Rich Garrahan. “It’s on tap, so guests can enjoy a mug here, or take home one of our signature growlers as long as the limited supplies would last.” To keep up with demand, Garrahan says they have expanded their brewing facility, now offering ten or more different crafted brews. “We’re going into our second summer season and people love it!”
Southern Delaware is keeping pace with the nation’s burgeoning craft brew industry. According to the National Brewers Association, there were 5,234 breweries throughout the country in 2016. Locally, Lewes’ Crooked Hammock has quickly taken its place among the region’s popular breweries – Dogfish Head, 16-Mile, Mispillion River Brewing, 3rd Wave Brewing, Dewey Beer Co, Big Oyster Brewing, and Revelation Brewing.
Garrahan, who is a managing member of Crooked Hammock, says “there are a number of great breweries now in our immediate area. It’s great to see what they are able to offer from season to season,” adding that it keeps the local beer industry interesting all year long.
With the onset of the busiest time of year, no one is more aware of what it takes to keep up with the supply, and the growing demand from his guests, than the brewing team at Crooked Hammock. Brewer Wood notes that his crew has been working round the clock to be ready for the summer season at the restaurant and its popular backyard beer garden.
Crooked Hammock Brewery, Restaurant and Backyard Beer Garden is open year round 7 days a week from 11am with late night service until 1am. Happy Hour specials are offered Monday through Friday from 2:30-5:30pm.
The one-of-a-kind facility is a must for first-time beach-bound visitors. It includes a full service restaurant & dining room, screened-in Porch Bar, and a large social gathering beer hall which opens onto the outdoor beer garden. Outdoor hammocks, fire pit, games and a children’s playground make it a family favorite. Located at 36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes, DE. 19958 Phone 302.644.SUDS (7837). More information is available online at crookedhammock.com