Dogfish Head announced the late-April debut of Mixed Media, its newest beer-wine hybrid creation.
Brewed with a Belgian yeast strain, Mixed Media is a vino-esque ale with a white wine body and notes of sweet melon and white grape. With 51 percent of the fermentables coming from grain and 49 percent coming from grapes, this wine-inspired ale is the closest to a wine a beer can legally be. Clocking in at 7.5 percent alcohol by volume and 15 International Bitterness Units, Mixed Media is pale straw in color with a tart, dry finish. Late-harvest viognier grape must from friends at Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Washington were used in the brewing process to round out the flavors.
A beer for both chardonnay and mead drinkers alike, Midas Touch, the original Ancient Ale and first beer-wine hybrid from Dogfish, is a sweet, yet dry beer made with barley, honey, white muscat grapes and saffron. Another fan-favorite for those that love wine is Sixty One, a beer marrying Dogfish Head’s award-winning 60 Minute IPA and Syrah grape must.
Starting in May is Festina Pêche, a neo-Berliner Weisse. Available for the first time in 12-ounce, six-pack bottles, this pale straw-colored beer clocks in at 4.5 percent ABV and 8 IBUs.
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