Even with its doors temporarily closed, the folks at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats have been working to prepare for the brewpub’s 25th anniversary in June.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, the brewpub installed a state-of-the-art canning line and will debut a series of can releases. Packaged in four-packs of 16-ounce cans, Dogfish Head throwbacks like Chicory Stout, Indian Brown and Raison D’Etre; popular brewpub exclusives, like Outdoor Shower and Black Tag; and a slew of limited-edition collaboration beers will be available in the new format. Brewings & Eats kicks off its lineup of can releases Covered In Nuggs. With 6.7 percent alcohol by volume, the brew is a dank, piney and citrusy beer. Covered In Nuggs is available now at the Off-Centered EmPOURium – curbside pick-up only – for just $16 for a four-pack of 16-ounce cans.
“It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 25 years since we first opened the doors of our Rehoboth brewpub. This milestone means so much to me, my wife Mariah and our entire Dogfish Head family,” said Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head, in a statement. “To best celebrate our 25th anniversary, we thought, ‘Why not go back to where things began — Brewings & Eats?’ With the installation of a brand-new canning line at our Rehoboth campus, we can share our liquid artistry with even more drinkers, spreading off-centered, Dogfish Head vibes to fans far and wide.”
To celebrate Dogfish Head’s official 25th birthday, the brand also has released Shelter Pale Ale. First brewed in 1995, Shelter Pale Ale is the brewery’s original pale ale brewed with Northwest hops and a solid malt backbone for an approachable, versatile and quaffable drinking experience. Beginning June 23, the brew will be available to purchase in four-packs of 16-ounce cans for $17.
Originally released in the summer of 2018, Faithful Companion is a light brewpub featuring smells of citrus and light caramel and while balancing a blend of caramel malt sweetness, citrusy hops and an easy bitterness, it says. Beginning July 4, Faithful Companion will be available to purchase in four-packs of 16-ounce cans for $15.
Brewed with pink guava, passionfruit puree and a selection of extra juicy hop varieties, Floating Orchids is a tropical IPA made its brewpub exclusive debut in the summer of 2019. Beginning July 11, the beer will be available to purchase in four-packs of 16-ounce cans for $18.
The launch of Covered In Nuggs not only marks the first beer releasing from Brewings & Eats’ new canning line, but it is also the impetus for the reopening of all Dogfish Head’s coastal Delaware properties: the Off-Centered EmPOURium, Brewings & Eats and Chesapeake & Maine in Rehoboth, the Tasting Room & Kitchen in Milton and the Dogfish Inn in Lewes. The Off-Centered EmPOURium is now open for curbside pick-up of beer and spirits.
Brewings & Eats will reopen – at limited capacity – for both curbside food pick-up and in-restaurant dining June 12. Reservations are required. Chesapeake & Maine will reopen – at limited capacity – for in-restaurant dining June 12. Reservations are required. The Dogfish Inn will reopen for business June 12. The Milton Tasting Room & Kitchen is currently closed.