I remember the first time I had a Dogfish Head craft beer. It was about twenty years ago, and I had read about the inventiveness of Dogfish Head founder and CEO Sam Caligione and was extremely curious about what these recipes would be like.
I was living in a town just outside of Philly then and had discovered some awesome places to buy hard-to-find beers. One of those distributors put together a mixed case of Dogfish Head six-packs for me: 60-Minute IPA—an almost sessionable IPA; 90-Minute IPA—a rich, smooth 9% ABV IPA; Raison D’Etre—a Brown Ale brewed with beet sugar, raisons and a Belgian-style yeast, and Punkin’ Ale—a Brown Ale brewed with pumpkin, cinnamon and allspice. Everyone of them, without exception was… and still is… exceptional. And that began a long romance for me with Dogfish Head beers, one that continues to this day. From the four I just mentioned to World Wide Stout, 120 Minute IPA, Bitches Brew, Fort and just last year, Fruitful Fort, Dogfish Head brews world-class craft beer… all the time!
In 2011, I was having lunch with my family at the Dogfish Head restaurant in Rehobeth Beach and they had a beer called 75-Minute IPA. Being such a fan of both 60-Minute and 90-Minute IPA, I had to try it. And… no big surprise… it was delicious! 75-Minute is a 50/50 mix of 60-Minute and 90-Minute IPAs with maple syrup added in the brewing process. The maple syrup adds a very subtle sweetness to the beer, so subtle that if you don’t know it’s in there, you’ll just think of 75-Minute as a wonderful IPA!
Now, this year, for the very first time, 75-Minute IPA is available in 12-ounce bottles in six-packs! So now you know what you gotta do! Pick up a six-pack of Dogfish Head 75-Minute IPA and make your weekend special!
100.7 The Bay’s Craft Beer Guy