This week on Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy is learning all about Dogfish Head. On the show is Sam and Mariah Calagione, Co-founders of Dogfish Head in Milton, DE and Andrew Greeley, Inn Keeper at Dogfish Inn in Lewes, Delaware.
Jimmy takes it back to highlighting the core of Dogfish, starting with the origin of the 60-minute IPA. Andrew then tells us how he got his start running the Dogfish Inn, and Mariah introduces us to what Dogfish calls “beer and benevolence.” As a leader in creativity, Andrew reflects on incorporating unconventional ingredients into beer, such as oat milk and even bird seed. Keeping up with supply is a big challenge, so Jimmy asks of instances when Dogfish has ever had to improvise. The early days seemed full of improvising and learning on the job, and Mariah tells us some fun, but definitely stressful stories. Andrew then lets us in on what its like participating in a Dogfish staff brewing competition, and his team’s beer creation using...snails! The gang also answers a couple surprise questions from Ben Keene and talk black limes, monk fruit, super gose beer, and low-calorie drinking. Jimmy then asks if there’s anything more they can do to shock beer drinkers, and Andrew reflects on push and pull between boundaries and shock value. Finally, Jimmy wraps by highlighting the book coming soon from Dogfish Head.
Slightly Mighty lo- cal IPA
Sea Quench Ale
Photo Courtesy of Mariah Calagione
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