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Day 1: Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo by Ryan Jansen

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To celebrate the Holiday Season, we have teamed up with beer bloggers and craft beer enthusiasts around the country to host the fifth annual beer advent calendar. This is the season of sharing and we intend to share our love of beer with you.

During the 31 days of December, we will be sharing our favorite regional/winter seasonals/holiday beers with the help from our fellow beer enthusiasts. We hope that you tune in every day, to hear our stories and share our holiday cheer.


Dogfish Head Brewery Pennsylvania Tuxedo

Blogger:  Ryan Jansen
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About Ryan: I’m a blogger, husband,  & father who makes ends meet the same way Homer Simpson did.
Beer:   Pennsylvania Tuxedo
Brewery:  Dogfish Head Brewery –  Milton, Deleware
Twitter: @dogfishbeer
Beer Details:
-Style:   Spruce Infused Pale Ale
-ABV:  8.5%
-IBU: 50



Commercial Description: 

A spruce-infused pale ale, Pennsylvania Tuxedo pays homage to the flannel-suited hunters and gatherers who dwell deep in the backcountry of north-central PA.

Brewed in collaboration with family-run outdoor clothing company Woolrich, Pennsylvania Tuxedo is a sessionable concoction with a grassy citrus kick complemented by the resinous conifer notes of fresh green spruce tips. We went into the forests of north-central Pennsylvania and Georgetown, Del., to pick these fresh tips ourselves.

A dry yet doughy malt backbone lets the hops and spruce shine while still balancing out the bitterness, making this one an easy sipper.


Why I selected Pennsylvania Tuxedo:

I have long had an affinity for Dogfish beers and love that they are always trying different things. It does’t hurt that Sam Mariah and the crew are great people. I walked into the package store (for the un-enlightned a package store or packie is New Englandese for a beer / liquor store) searching for something to feature in this year’s 31 beers of December and the packaging screamed to me telling me I must take it home. There was something about the gentlemen in classic Woolrich red and black hunting gear. I can’t say that there was initial excitement about the spruce tips because they can either be a great addition or it can taste like I’m drinking a car freshener.  Luckily the spruce added just the right flavor and per the description was quite drinkable.



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About Dogfish Head Brewery:
Off-centered ales for off-centered people. That’s what we do here at Dogfish Head! Whether it’s odd ingredients or crazy, made-up styles, you can be sure that a beer from Dogfish will challenge your perceptions of what beer is supposed to be!

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