Sunday, January 23, 2011

It's a Dogfish Head Christmas!

One of my gifts to Josh this year for Christmas was a Dogfish Head Brewery Tour.  You may know of the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery from the show on Discovery called Brew Masters.  The tour is absolutely free, and so are the tastings :-)  But you have to book it way in advance because it sells out very quickly.  We went yesterday!

The tree house that is often featured in the show.

It took about an hour to trek up DE to Milton, but it was a very pretty drive.  We got to go into the factory and see some of the original brewery equipment from when they started the company.  And we got to see the hugeeeee tanks that they create the beer in now:

Yes, freakin' huge.  The beer travels through those pipes along the walls and below the ceilings.

This is called palo santo wood.  The whole tank is made just of this wood... not nails, glue, or anything.  The beer is aged in here for about 3 months.  Pretty impressive.
After the tour, they of course, offered tastings of various beers.  The kinds they offered while we were there were Raison D'Etre (delicious), Midas Touch (tastes like love in a glass), Palo Santo (not my favorite), and the World Wide Stout (amazing).  The beers ranged from 8%-18% ABV.  Which is insane considering a Coors Lite is about a 3%.

If you ever want to go, give us a call.  We would love to go again and you will have a place to stay!

1 comment:

  1. I love love love Dogfish Head beer and we've considered touring! Sounds like you guys had a good time. :)