The next time that I’ll be writing my monthly beer news round up, it will officially be fall. I refuse to let summer die this soon, in fact I’m still trying my hardest to live the #PineappleLife and will not give up sundresses. Bring back the sun! Get out on your deck this weekend, bring your friends, and read up so you can share the latest beer news.
Updates on the new Dogfish Head Digs
In the past few months Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth brewpub expansion has gone from denied, to okayed, and now blue printed and planned. It looks insanely awesome, and I know Sara and I both can’t wait to check it out (and probably Jimi, t00). This $5 million project will create a new restaurant, brewpub, distillery, outdoor area, shop, and stage area. They’re calling it their campus and it won’t be finished until 2017, of course if that’s if the winter weather cooperates. Regardless, this update is great for Dogfish and great for us as tourists as well allowing more space that they desperately need. Congrats Dogfish Head!
It’s Fresh Hop Season!
It’s time to pick those hops and get ready for those fresh hop ales to arrive. Sara and my girl Chelsie picked their hops down at Sunny Brae Hops (read all about that here) which will be used in an upcoming Troegs Session IPA. Moo Duck just got a pile of freshies for their upcoming Great 38 Pale Ale, and Molly Pitcher Brewing just received citras for an upcoming fresh hop ales. While you wait for these few to finish up in the coming weeks, check out Zeroday’s Phresh Hop, which is already released and ready to party.
Victory to Can Headwaters Pale Ale
One of my favorite quotes from #BBC15 came from Julia Hertz, “what feels good tastes even better.” The craft beer community as a whole has a real knack for giving back, more so than any other industry I’ve seen. Almost every brewery as a cause near and dear to their hearts and tried to use their influence to help, whether it be by using their following as a platform for change or donating portions of proceeds from designated brews. Pennsylvania’s own Victory Brewing Company is no different.
While I’m really excited to tell you that they’ll soon be canning their Headwaters Pale Ale because I love canned craft beer, what’s exciting is how it relates to the Headwaters Grant Fund. A portion of each can sold will be donated to the fund, which helps support local water advocacy groups. To date, more than $35,000 has been donated to different organizations who help protect the Brandywine Watershed. Grab yourself a can and do some good.
- Read more details about upcoming events and the Headwaters Grant over at Stouts and Stilettos.
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