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Sixty-One India Pale Ale brewed by Dogfish Head Brewing - Milton, DE
Sixty-One brewed by Dogfish Head Brewing - Milton, Delaware
Dogfish Head‘s first new core beer since 2007, was born at the crossroads of
serendipity, experimentation and brotherhood. Whenever Dogfish Head
President Sam Calagione and his neighborhood friends gather for drinks, they
give each other a big ol’ man-hug and order a round of 60 Minute IPA. A few
years ago, Sam also ordered a glass of his favorite red wine and poured a
little into each pint of 60 Minute. They all dug the combination of fruity
complexity and pungent hoppiness, and the blend became a beloved tradition.
Sixty-One captures that tradition in a bottle and marries two Dogfish Head
innovations: beer/wine hybrids — which Dogfish has focused on for well over a
decade with beers like Midas Touch and Raison D’être — and continually-hopped
The name Sixty-One is a reminder that this beer is Dogfish Head’s best-selling
60 Minute IPA plus one new ingredient: syrah grape must from California. The
label, painted by Sam, is a twist on a typical watercolor. Rather than using
water, Sam mixed the green pigment with beer and the red pigment with wine. And
because Sixty-One pairs so well with chocolate, he painted the browns on the
label with melted chocolate.
To celebrate the launch of Sixty-One, Dogfish Head and Will Oldham, who performs
as Bonnie “Prince” Billy, are releasing a limited-edition record. Bonnie
“Prince” Billy has performed many times at Dogfish Head’s coastal Delaware
brewpub and has become a good friend, the kind of friend you’d give a big ol’
man-hug to. He wrote an original song called Sixty-One that was inspired by this
beer’s origins, and on the flip-side of the record is a rollicking Bonnie
“Prince” Billy version of the innuendo-filled Dominoes classic “Sixty-Minute
Man.” The record will be available only at Dogfish Head’s Delaware brewery and
brewpub, where you’ll get a four-pack of Sixty-One, the record and a big, ol’
hug from a Dogfish Head co-worker.
Sixty-One, which clocks in at 6.5% ABV, will debut in March. Four-packs will be
available four times a year throughout Dogfish Head’s 27-state distribution
network. Suggested price is $8.99-$9.99.
For more information, contact Sam Calagione at firstname.lastname@example.org or Justin
Williams at email@example.com.
The Start of Dogfish Head, America's Smallest Brewery in 1995
The story of Dogfish Head began in June of 1995 when we opened Dogfish Head
Brewings & Eats, the first state's first brewpub opened in the resort beach
community of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The plan was to bring original beer,
original food, and original music to the area.
Not only was Dogfish Head Delaware’s first brewpub, it was the smallest
commercial brewery in America. Our very first batch, Shelter Pale Ale, was
brewed on a system which essentially was three little kegs with propane burners
underneath. Brewing 12–gallon batches of beer for a whole restaurant proved to
be more than a full time job. When the doors to the pub first opened, we brewed
three times a day, five days a week! The one benefit to brewing on such a small
system was the ability to try out a myriad of different recipes. We quickly got
bored brewing the same things over and over – that’s when we started adding all
sorts of weird ingredients and getting kind of crazy with the beers!