Dogfish Head has announced the late April debut ofMixed Media, its newest beer-wine creation.
Brewed with a Belgian yeast strain, Mixed Media is a vino-esque ale with a spicy white wine body, and notes of sweet melon and white grape.
With 51 percent of the fermented ingredients coming from grain and 49 percent coming from grape wine inspired ale is quite literally the closest to a wine a beer can legally be, a Dogfish release stated.
Mixed Media is pale straw in color with a tart, dry finish. Late-harvest Viognier grape from Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Washington were used in the brewing process.
“We have been brewing and releasing beer-wine hybrids every single year since 1996 when we released ourRaison D’Etre,” said Sam Calagione, CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “By blending the two seemingly opposite worlds of beer and wine together we’ve discovered that they collide quite nicely, and the combination of the two adds an additional thread of flavor and a layer of complexity to the mix. Our newest spin, Mixed Media, is perfect for wine drinkers who are at beer drinking occasions or folks that enjoy a crisp, light Pinot Gris.”
Midas Touch, was the first beer-wine hybrid from Dogfish. The brew was a dry beer made with barley, honey, white muscat grapes and saffron. Another offeringisSixty One, a beer marrying Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute IPAand Syrah grape must.
Also available starting in May isFestina Pêche, a tart a neo-Berliner Weisse brewed to deliver a green apple-like tart flavor with a peach sweetness.
Available for the first time in 12 ounce, six-pack bottles, the pale straw-colored ale is designed for the dog days of summer.
“We started brewing Festina Pêche back in 2007 and a full decade later, it continues to be one of our top selling, most requested beers by our fans,” says Calagione.
Dogfish Head also announced a 12-pack selection of brews, complete with a specially designed cooler that can be filled with ice.
Dogfish was recently ranked as the 12thlargest craft brewer and one of 25 largest brewers overall. The company has more than 300 employees, with is flagship brewery and a small distillery in Milton, two restaurants in Rehoboth Beach and an inn in Lewes.
Dogfish Head currently sells beer in 41 states and Washington D.C. and will expand into additional states in 2018. For more information, visit dogfish.com.