Our Latest Dogfish Head Collaboration is Here!Comments Off on Our Latest Dogfish Head Collaboration is Here!
As we continue to push the boundaries of what craft beer can be, we were very excited to meet with our good friends at Dogfish Head to work on our latest collaboration. We brewed three amazing beers, two of which came together producing the third in the perfect union. Before we dive into the beers themselves let’s go over the concept behind this project. Inspired by the ongoing friendship of The Bruery founder, Patrick Rue, and Dogfish Head founder and CEO, Sam Calagione, who first met at SAVOR in 2009, and released their first collaboration in 2011. Seven years later, at SAVOR 2018, they decided the time was right to work together again.
The inspiration also ran into the label art. The beer names and label artwork were created by Sam Calagione, himself. “Both Dogfish and The Bruery take the art of brewing creative beers seriously— but we don’t take ourselves too seriously— and I wanted the packaging and name to reflect that,” said Calagione. The labels were hand-applied to each bottle by the team at The Bruery Terreux, adding to the unique nature of the collaboration.
This collaboration is a three-part release, starting with the first, This is Ridiculous. A Brettanomyces-forward, Saison ale, dry-hopped with Mosaic and aged in a French oak foeder for seven months. The second part is This is Mrs. Ridiculous, a mixed culture sour ale with underripe Pinot Noir grapes, aged in a French Oak foeder for seven months. Finally, we have Kisses Betwixt Mr. and Mrs. This is Ridiculous— a tart and funky mixed culture Saison ale, made by blending This Is Ridiculous, and This is Mrs. Ridiculous and aging it all in a French oak foeder for seven months.
This is Ridiculous, and This is Mrs. Ridiculous are available exclusively to Society members. Kisses Betwixt Mr. and Mrs. This is Ridiculous is available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at both Tasting Rooms, online at TheBruery.com, and a bottle shop near you with national distribution. Check out our beer finder by clicking here!
Valerie Pauley is our Content Marketing Specialist. When she isn’t taking photos of beer, she’s tending to her growing plant collection and planning her next adventure.