Saturday, June 6, 2015
https://www.yuengling.com/ For the same price as Budweiser, you get a full flavored lager you can actually enjoy. They are America's oldest brewery for a reason. They know how to make good beer.
http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/year-round-brews/palo-santo-marron.htm It's a 12% ABV Brown Ale aged in the tanks seen here. Some of those tanks are made of Oak to age beers like Burton Baton as well. By now you may be wondering how I've gotten all these pictures of this amazing brewery? The answer is Dan Weber. Dan is a fellow Iowan who worked for Millstream Brewery before leaving for Dogfish Head nearly 4 years ago. Here's a bit of info in this link. https://badassbeer.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/dogfish-head-newsletter/
Dan is now the brewery supervisor at Dogfish Head, and with luck, and help from my brother in-law, Chad, I was able to get a private tour of the brewery from him.
Dogfish Head is a special place for me, as it sparked my passion for craft beer, I've even received an email from Sam Calagione years ago. So for Dan to take time out of his day to show me around, it was truly amazing. Hopefully I'll get to buy him a beer at Single Speed or Toppling Goliath next time he's in Iowa.
Pictured to the left are some of the fermenting tanks.
We also got to sample a few beers prior to our tour. I enjoyed a Festina Peche, Grateful Dead American Beauty (a new favorite of mine,) 90 Minute IPA, and a Palo Santo Marron.
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