Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has a new, non-alcoholic wheat brew, Lemon Quest, hitting shelves nationwide starting in May. Brewed with real lemon puree, blueberry juice, acai berries, monk fruit, sea salt and special, Hopsteiner Polyphenol-Rich Hop Pellets, it is a deliciously refreshing, active lifestyle-oriented, non-alcoholic alternative with just 90 calories per 12oz can.
Developed in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the world’s leading environmental nonprofit, “Mother Nature, Let’s Do This!” is a fun and informative, yearlong initiative that challenges beer and nature lovers alike to get outside and enjoy the splendor of the great outdoors.
“Because of its wholesome, all-natural ingredients and its connection to TNC, we’ve lovingly nicknamed Lemon Quest, ‘the brew that gives back,’” said Dogfish Head Founder & Brewer, Sam Calagione. “As a proud supporter of TNC, Dogfish Head will showcase the organization’s logo on every package of Lemon Quest and will contribute more than $50K to TNC to celebrate our new product launch and the awesome collaborative work we’ve been doing to bring our ‘Mother Nature, Let’s Do This!’ program to life.”
Dogfish Head’s relationship with TNC began in 2007. Since then, they have worked hand-in-hand to raise funds for the conservation of TNC’s preserved lands in Delaware, and to date, Dogfish Head has contributed more than $1MM to support TNC’s Delaware Chapter. At the start of the year, this dynamic duo took its partnership to exhilarating new heights with the introduction of its national “Mother Nature, Let’s Do This!” initiative. Each quarter, the program will highlight different outdoor activities, from trail running to biking to paddling and everything in between. For participating drinkers, Dogfish Head released an array of active lifestyle-themed, embroidered patches for them to “earn” and display on a special, TNC X Patagonia-branded beanie.
“For us, the work we are doing in concert with TNC is at the heart of Dogfish Head’s brand mission. Without the bounty of Mother Nature, the source of our creative, all-natural brewing ingredients, our beers would not exist. It’s not only where our off-centered ingredients are grown and where our co-workers go to play and seek creative inspiration,” said Calagione.
Exhibit A Brews for the Right to Faaaaaaa-arm!
Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Co. released Right To Farm this week, the perfect session beer for warm weather and Earth Week (this week). All the grains in Right to Farm were sourced locally from farms in the Northeast. The organic maize that gives it its delicious finish was grown by Hadley, MA farmer Joe Czajkowski and malted at Hadley-based Valley Malt. Valley Malt and its partners work to create a transparent, localized supply chain that connects us to the land and to each other.
The brewers at Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company are proud to say that for every case of Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Right to Farm beer you drink, you are supporting 24 square feet of local farmland. As founding members of the Northeast Grainshed Alliance, they are helping build a cohesive network of growers, processors and makers to use and support Northeast grains.
“Supporting the local vendors, growers and suppliers is central to our mission at the brewery,” says Exhibit ‘A’ General Manager Kelsey Roth. “That’s why Right to Farm is particularly exciting to us, as we bring this beer that exemplifies the mission of the Northeast Grainshed Alliance to fruition.”
Exceptionally drinkable, Right to Farm is a crisp, light Mexican Style lager with a touch of corn sweetness and 4.2% ABV. Find Right to Farm in the Framingham taproom at Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing or throughout Massachusetts with statewide distribution.
Allagash gets wild with Truepenny Pilsner
Allagash Brewing Company released Truepenny Pilsner this week, a Belgian-style pilsner with a hint of wild beer. This Belgian-style Pilsner delivers on its promise of refreshment with a classic grain bill and noble hops. At 5.1% ABV, Truepenny Pilsner will be available in four-packs of 16 ounce cans. The specialty release is available across the 18 states and Washington, D.C. where Allagash is distributed.
“A Truepenny is an honest and trustworthy person. For the last 25 years, we have committed to being a reliable source of delicious beers that our fans have come to know and love,” said Rob Tod, Founder, Allagash Brewing Company. “Truepenny Pilsner is the perfect companion for sunny days and grilling season, and we can’t wait for beer lovers everywhere to enjoy it this summer.”
Truepenny Pilsner was conceptualized by one of the brewers who leads Allagash’s pilot system, a program that allows any employee at Allagash to submit a concept for a beer. Since its inception in 2007, the pilot system has led to the release of countless well-loved Allagash beers.
“Truepenny combines a classic grain bill and noble hops with a hint of wild beer to offer a distinct and refreshing flavor,” said Jason Perkins, Brewmaster, Allagash. “We’re excited to bring another great beer from our pilot system to Allagash fans across the country.”
Rogue Ales welcomes you to the tastes of Tartlandia
Rogue Ales & Spirits released Raspberry Tartlandia, a sour ale brewed with raspberry, coriander and hand-harvested salt from Newport’s Yaquina Bay. This delicious tart and salty gose pays homage to our home in Oregon, with ingredients from the Oregon Coast and inspiration from the culinary wonderland that is Portland.
“Rogue headquarters have been located on the Oregon Coast for over thirty years and Newport means so much to us,” says Hagen Moore, VP of Marketing & Creative. “We are constantly getting inspiration from our surroundings and the people nearby. In fact, Raspberry Tartlandia is brewed with salt that we hand harvested from the Yaquina Bay in our backyard and is inspired by a beer that we brewed with Chris Rogers to celebrate the Oregon Coast Community College’s independent accreditation.”
“While our headquarters are located on the Oregon Coast, Portland also plays a huge role in our identity and this beer is an ode to the culinary wonderland that is Portland,” adds Moore. “Raspberry Tartlandia is an outrageously delicious combination of raspberry juiciness, sea salt and refreshing tartness. Each sip is a flavor-packed experience, much like visiting the food mecca that is Portland.”
Wild Leap teams with Giving Kitchen on Gratuity Light Beer (donating 10 percent of profits)
Wild Leap‘s Gratuity Light Beer is now being produced in partnership with Giving Kitchen, a non-profit organization that provides financial support and community aid to food service workers during unforeseen hardship. For every purchase of Gratuity, Wild Leap is donating 10% of profits to Giving Kitchen effective immediately.
“Many of us are veterans of the food service industry, and we’re grateful for the positive impact this organization is making, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Rob Goldstein, Wild Leap CMO and Co-Founder. “We wanted to find a way to continuously contribute funds to Giving Kitchen, as their work is more important than ever. With this partnership, every bar, restaurant and retailer that carries Gratuity (and every customer that drinks it), will help raise funds for this amazing organization.”
Since its inception in 2013, Giving Kitchen provides struggling food service employees with crisis mitigation through monetary aid and community resources. In 2020 alone, over $780,000 in financial assistance was raised through grassroots efforts to positively impact the lives of food service workers and their families. With the Gratuity partnership, Wild Leap hopes to provide Giving Kitchen with funds to expand their efforts throughout Georgia and beyond.
Gratuity Light Beer (4.2%) is a crisp, cold-conditioned light beer brewed with Pilsen malt and Czech Saaz hops for an approachable, refreshing taste. A staple of Wild Leap’s year-round craft beer offerings, Gratuity is available throughout the Southeast as 12 packs of 12 oz. cans, 1/6 barrel kegs and ½ barrel kegs.