Bottling Squall IPA today, then sending it off to the bottle-conditioning room. It should hit the shelves towards the end of the month!
This is right on schedule according to their 2011 Beer Release Schedule which was posted on Dec 8, 2010. Squall IPA is a limited bottle conditioned brew that is only bottled in 750ml champagne bottles meant to be “sought out and hoarded by the non-believers”.
Dogfish Head describes the brew as follows:
As many of you know, Dogfish Head is named after a ‘head’ of land off of Boothbay Harbor, Maine where company founder Sam Calagione grew up. A few years ago we discovered and fell in love with a Portland, Maine company called Rogues Gallery that makes beautiful, unique clothing. Their rustic, quality-centric creative approach mirrors our off-centered obsession with inspired brewing. As Time Magazine put it Rogues Gallery is all about “Masculine-style with a nostalgic eastern seaboard feel”. Alex Carleton and the crew at Rogue’s Gallery were down with getting their chocolate in Dogfish Head’s peanut butter. We agreed to do a beer in keeping with their brand and a line of co-branded clothing in keeping with ours. The theme of the clothing line is superlative stuff to wear while drinking beer at a sunset beach bonfire and the clothes will be available by mid-summer 2009. The beer first came out in June of 2009 in a handful of eastern seaboard states, a second 2009 release started shipping to wholesalers in November 2009. A more wide-spread release of Squall IPA is planned for 2010.
Finally, here’s a little clip from the head honcho at DogFish Head regarding Squall IPA
If you haven’t seen it yet, Dogfish Head is spotlighted in a TV series called Brew Masters on the Discovery Channel