REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — The result of a pair of hyper-local collaborations, Dogfish Head Distilling Co. is excited to announce the launch of its new bottled cocktails, Ginger’s Cold Brew Cocktail and Compelled to Drink Tea by the Sea, the winning libations from its 2017 Sonic Archeology Cocktail Competition. Developed by Ginger Breneman from Fork & Flask, and Hari Cameron, a James Beard nominated chef and mixologist from a(MUSE), these limited-edition cocktails will be available for purchase starting Thursday, June 21 at Chesapeake & Maine, the Dogfish Head EmPOURium, Fork & Flask and a(MUSE).
A blend of strawberry-infused Analog Vodka, dark brewers’ malt and cold brew coffee from The Point in Rehoboth Beach, Ginger’s Cold Brew Cocktail exudes rich flavors of chocolate and coffee, and has the slight fruity sweetness of fresh strawberries. Compelled to Drink Tea by the Sea is a Loomi Tea-inspired punch infused with saffron and rose petals, and melded with black limes, honey and a touch of Delaware sea salt, for an overwhelmingly aromatic and subtly citrusy spirit. Mixologists Ginger and Hari saw their creations from inception to completion, as they prepared the ingredients and assisted Dogfish Head Lead Distiller, Graham Hamblett, in translating their award-winning creations into bottled cocktails at Dogfish Head’s new R&D distillery.
“It was awesome working with Hari and Ginger to bring these innovative and deliciously complex cocktails to life,” said Hamblett. “Collaborating with talented and passionate spirits-lovers is always a treat, and getting to distill and bottles these cocktails in our new R&D distillery made the experience even more special.”
On Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, Dogfish Head Distilling Co. will also launch its Rehoboth Distology Experience, an hour-long, hands-on tour of its R&D distillery. Guests will enjoy a glass of Sonic Archeology, the distillery’s prohibition-inspired bottled cocktail, asDogfish Head Lead Mixologist, Rob Bagley, guides them on an off-centered journey that includes an behind-the-scenes look at and schooling of Dogfish Head’s R&D distilling and brewing operations in Rehoboth, a sampling of Sonic Archeology’s core ingredients in their rawest forms (rum, whiskey, apple brandy, pomegranate and lemon juices, and honey), and the blending, bottling and labeling of their very own bottles of Sonic Archeology. In addition to their custom-bottled spirits, guests will leave with a Dogfish Head snifter glass and gift box.Tickets are $49 per person (must be 21 or older) and tours are limited to 10 people. Long pants and close toed shoes are required.
For more information about Dogfish Head Distilling Co., its new, collaborative bottled cocktails or its Rehoboth Distology Experience, visit dogfish.com.
About Dogfish Head
Dogfish Head has proudly been focused on brewing beers with culinary ingredients outside the Reinheitsgebot since the day it opened as the smallest American craft brewery 23 years ago. Dogfish Head has grown into a top-20 craft brewery and has won numerous awards throughout the years including Wine Enthusiast’s 2015 Brewery of the Year and the James Beard Foundation Award for 2017 Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional. It is a 300+ coworker company based in Delaware with Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, an off-centered brewpub and distillery, Chesapeake & Maine, a geographically enamored seafood restaurant, Dogfish Inn, a beer-themed inn on the harbor and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, a production brewery and distillery featuring a tasting room and food truck. Dogfish Head supports the Independent Craft Brewing Seal, the definitive icon for American craft breweries to identify themselves to be independently-owned and carries the torch of transparency, brewing innovation and the freedom of choice originally forged by brewing community pioneers. Dogfish Head currently sells beer in 42 states and Washington D.C. and will expand into additional states in 2018. For more information, visit www.dogfish.com, Facebook: @dogfishheadbeer, Twitter: @dogfishbeer, and Instagram: dogfishhead.