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Sam Calagione supports Raise Your Pints in Mississippi

December 09, 2010 By: mike Category: Craft beer

Sam Calagione, founder and president of Dogfish Head and star of Brew Masters, lends his support to Raise Your Pints,  a grassroots effort to raise the 5% ABW beer limit in Mississippi.

The 5% limit excludes about a third of the world’s beer styles, which means Mississippi beer drinkers don’t have many options when it comes to really good beer.

Behold, the Squall IPA

November 30, 2010 By: mike Category: Craft beer

Dogfish Head's Squall IPA

Thanks to Tori T. for sharing her bottle of Dogfish Head‘s limited-release Squall IPA with us last night. It is a fantastic Imperial IPA (ABV 9%), dry-hopped with Palisade, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade, CTZ and Willamette hops.

More on the beer from Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione in the video below.

Brew Masters on Discovery this November

November 03, 2010 By: grant Category: Beer in the news, Travelin', Video

Dogfish Head Brewery founder Sam Calagione hits the road in a couple weeks with a new show on Discovery Channel exploring the world of beer. Brew Masters debuts on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. Central.

From the press release:

BREW MASTERS follows Sam and his partners in suds as they travel the country and the world sourcing exotic ingredients and discovering ancient techniques to produce beers of astounding originality … Sam sets out to recreate ancient ales that have been discovered at sites around the world from Egypt to Peru. He travels to Rome to research old world Italian beers as inspiration for a new site in New York with Mario Batali. A visit to New Zealand introduces the idea of making the first tomato based beer. And back home, Sam is tasked to come up with a commemorative beer called Bitches Brew to celebrate the 40th anniversary release of Miles Davis famous recording.

It’s a beer-tasting road trip! I watched Sam in the thought-provoking Beer Wars, and he’s an entertaining guy. Watch the preview here. I’ll definitely be setting the TiVo.

Sure wish I could get my hands on a Bitches Brew though.