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Ode to the minute beers

By Joe Ruvel · September 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Oh Dogfish Head you weird wild brewery. Why do you put lobster and chocolate in a beer? Or will it be cloud berries this time and wheat-grass. You are the child in the sandbox with a hose and a grin on your face. You are the mad scientist ready to do whatever it takes. And I love it.  I love the unpredictable nature and the crazy combinations. I love the playfulness.

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It hit me recently that people who don’t like Dogfish usually find one beer they find so odd that it turns them off to the brewery. Red and White has done that to some people, Their Chocolate Lobster made me cringe but guess what – there was an awesome pilsner experiment right next to it.

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And my favorite is the minute beers. Continually hopped with that green gold we all love, the minute beers have become one of my favorite beer series. Sixty, Sixty-one, Seventy-five, Ninety, One-twenty. Oh my!

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I have been lucky to have them all on this trip. There is still a very special place in my glass for Ninety, my gateway beer if you will but I am loving Sixty more and more. The first time I had Sixty-one I was not in the mood at all but when you are ready for it, it can be very tasty. And then there is Seventy-five. Great label art, killer beer. The maple syrup really works for me in that beer and I love the body and hopping. And then finally One-twenty. Not a party beer but I do love the flavor. And when you age that stuff – wow – it can be something really special.

Try a minute beer when you can – you won’t be disappointed.

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Tags: Beerventures · Tastings

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Justin // Sep 17, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Thanks for stopping by, Joe. Enjoy your journey!

  • 2 Joe Ruvel // Sep 23, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Thanks Justin! A huge cheers to you for getting me on the tour and taking time to talk.