Beer Advocate and Dogfish Head collaboration naming competition
Here’s some news about the BA / Dogfish Head collaboration.
BA and Dogfish joined together in December 2008 to create an extreme beer for the Beer Advocate Extreme Beer festival in 2009. Â Along with the adventure, they have askedÂ BA members to name the beer.Â Although the contest entry period is over, you still have a chance to select the winning name. The naming results will be announced this month and the beer will only be available at the Extreme Beer Festival in February.
Todd has updated the blog entry and confirmed that the beer is brewed and fermenting.Â The list of names are being organized and the voting may commence next week.
Check out http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/1667941 for more information,
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BeerAdvocate & Dogfish Head to Brew Collaborative Extreme Beer
by Frank Bennett
Beer to Be Named by BeerAdvocate.com Members and Served at the 2009 Extreme Beer Fest in BostonPlanet Earth (December 4, 2008) – Typically, beer is brewed with four base ingredients (water, malt, hops, and yeast) and beer styles tightly frame the brewerâ€™s art with restrictive captions. Historically, breaking out of these frames was taboo, subject to fine, imprisonment, death, or even worseâ€“a beer not being called â€œbeer!â€
With raised pints-n-hand and a mission to challenge and change palates, BeerAdvocate founders and brothers Jason and Todd AlstrÃ¶m will once again showcase creative brewers and beers that push the boundaries of brewing at their sixth annual Extreme Beer Fest in Boston, Massachusetts. The weekend of palate smacking will occur on February 20 & 21, 2009, featuring Night of the Barrels on Friday (all wood-aged beers) and Sessions One & Two (over 100 extreme beers) on Saturday.
The fest will also be fortified by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery out of Milton, Delaware, whoâ€™s the official beer sponsor and one of over 30 participating brewers. â€œWeâ€™ve built our reputation for brewing extreme, exotic, extraordinary beers by willfully, purposefully, passionately thumbing our noses at pseudo-tradition,â€ said Sam Calagione, founder and president of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. â€œBeers have been brewed with exotic and indigenous ingredients around the world since the dawn of civilization. This is beerâ€™s true tradition that Dogfish has celebrated since we opened.â€
â€œWeâ€™re definitely on the same planet as Sam,â€ added Todd AlstrÃ¶m. â€œWeâ€™ve been individually spearheading the extreme beer movement for years now, but together we plan to raise the bar by challenging brewers and palates, daring them, to explore something different. Itâ€™s going to be nothing less than epic.â€
Speaking of raising the bar, the AlstrÃ¶m Brothers are scheduled to brew a limited release beer on December 9 with Sam Calagione and Lead Brewer Bryan Selders at the original Dogfish Head brewpub on Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. The beerâ€™s creation and progress will be tracked and discussed online, named by BeerAdvocate.com members via a competition, served exclusively at the Extreme Beer Fest, and discussed during an education seminar.
Inspired by a shared love and respect for Americaâ€™s extreme beer movement, Italyâ€™s emerging craft beer scene, and the kitchen sink attitude and devilish drinkability found in Belgian brewing, the collaborative recipe is the result of numerous emails and phone calls discussing the ingredients, final characteristics, and new ways to look at extreme brewing. Jason, Todd, Sam, and Bryan each provided unique spins to ensure maximum off-centeredness and deliciousness.
- Maple Syrup (Grade A, Massachusetts)
- Green Peppercorns
- Korean Corn Tea â€œOksusu-chaâ€
- Fawcettâ€™s Maris Otter Base Malt
- Dash of MFB Kiln Coffee Malt
- Liberty & Vanguard hops
- Dogfish Headâ€™s Raison Dâ€™Etre House Yeast Strain
- Aiming for 8% ABV
In addition to the straight-up version, a version aged on walnut wood chips will also debut on Night of the Barrels.
Whatâ€™s in a name? You tell us. Using what you now know about the beer, put on your beer geek hats on and send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your BeerAdvocate.com member name or link to your profile. If you donâ€™t have an account, you can create one for free. The top names will be hand-picked, dropped into a poll, and publicly voted on at BeerAdvocate.com, and the winner will be greatly rewarded.
- A brief showering of fame and glory.
- Tap the firkin at Night of the Barrels.
- Two all-access, all-sessions, VIP passes to the Extreme Beer Fest.
- Complimentary brunch at the Post-Party.
- Two BeerAdvocate Gear sets (tees, hats, etc.).
- Patagonia Dogfish Head jacket.
- Two weeknight stay at the Dogfish Head Brewmasterâ€™s Suite in Historic Lewes, Delaware.
- Private VIP tour of the Dogfish Head Milton brewery by Sam Calagione.
- Be creative.
- All entrants must be 21+ with valid ID.
- All entrants must have an account on BeerAdvocate.com (creating one is free).
- Only one entry (suggestion) per person.
- All details subject to change without notice.
Competition deadline is Wednesday, December 31, 2008 @ Midnight EST, and the winner will be announced in January 2009. Good luck!
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