Dogfish Head’s SeaQuench gains national recognition


Dogfish Heads Craft Brewery’s lower calorie SeaQuench Ale is gaining national recognition.

  • Men’s Healthnamed SeaQuench Ale “the best low-calorie beer of 2017” and they also claim it“…may be the world’s most thirst-slaying beer.”
  • USA Todayreported, “SeaQuench Ale’s use of sea salts not only enhances taste, but also infuses minerals…”
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  • Brewboundnamed SeaQuench Ale the “2017 Beer Product of the Year.
  • The Washington Post states that SeaQuench Ale is “a thirst-quenching beer that desn’t fit neatly into any category…”
  • Sports Illustratedsays that “It has about 10 times the amount of sodium as rival active-lifestyle brand Michelob Ultra (100 milligrams per 12 ounces, compared to 11), and its average mineral content, which includes other electrolytes like potassium, is about three times that of Michelob Ultra, and twice as much as Gatorade.”

Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery says, “For SeaQuench Ale, we set out with two goals. First, to make an intensely approachable and flavorful lower calorie, lower carb, true indie craft beer. Second, to objectively design the most thirst-quenching beer Dogfish has ever made as one that active-lifestyle beer fans will enjoy.”

The beer, with an alcohol content of 4.9 percent is made with lime juice, lime peel, black limes and sea salt.

SeaQuench has 140 calories and ninecarbohydrates per 12 ounces serving.

“Enjoying a SeaQuench Ale in moderation is a significantly less caloric and less carb-rich option than sugary drink cocktails, smoothies or sodas. If you love margaritas, minerally Pinot Gris or even crisp light lagers you will be smitten by SeaQuench,” a Dogfish release claims.

The lower calorie segment has proved to be a sweet spot for mega brewers. For example, Anheuser Busch InBev’s Michelob Ultra is seeing strong sales while sales of its other brands remain sluggish.

Ultra comes with 95 calories and a 1.8 rating from Beer Advocate. SeaQuench gets a 3.8 rating from the magazine.

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