Delaware brewery Dogfish Head will begin releasing beers to honor the state that it has called its home since it opened its Rehoboth brewpub in 1995. And, appropriately, the first of the series pays homage to those beginning roots.
The first beer in the series, dubbed The Delaware Series, will be called The Swirl, a double amber ale “dry hopped” with longtime Rehoboth favorite Grotto’s “The Mama Grotto” pizzas.
Sadly, this beer wasn’t supposed to be the first in the series as the brewery wanted to honor another boardwalk tradition. They had initially intended to brew a beer using Thrasher’s fries but when they threw the fries into the fermenter a bunch of seagulls flew into it to try to eat them. The brewery reports that the batch then got all fowled up in a bad way.
Future releases consist of Get The OFF! a brew with mosquito larva, Roll Up the Windows, KIDS! a brew with an aroma to remind you of some of the amazing summer time industrial areas of the state, and Lane Ends in 1000 Feet brewed with orange traffic barrels from I-95 construction.
[Author’s Note: This info was given to be by a Delaware craft beer industry insider and should be considered rumor until proven otherwise.]