You craft beer junkies are just insatiable. Would you give Sam Calagione a break already?! The guy’s already given you arguably the best beer in the world (the Dogfish Head 90-Minute IPA), but you just want more and more!
Case and point: Beer buffs are demanding more Sixty-One, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Inc.’s exotic new wine/beer combo, and being the awesomely nice, hard-working guy he is, President and Founder Calagione is now making more and working up a sweat. He explains it all in the video above, with the help of Brewmaster Tim Hawn. The two are feeling both the heat of customers and the brewhouse throughout.
Sixty-One is the first new core beer for Dogfish head since 2007. The back story: Whenever Calagione and his neighborhood friends gather for drinks, they give each other a big ole man-hug and order a round of 60 Minute IPA. A few years ago, Calagione also ordered a glass of his favorite red wine and poured a little into each pint of 60 Minute. They all dug the combination of fruity complexity and pungent hoppiness, and the blend became a beloved tradition.
Sixty-One captures that tradition in a bottle and marries two Dogfish Head innovations: beer/wine hybrids — which Dogfish has focused on for well over a decade with beers like Midas Touch and Raison D’être — and continually-hopped IPAs. Learn more by watching the video above.