The brewers at Dogfish Head solved the age old question all craft beer fans ponder, “If you were castaway on a remote desert island and allowed to bring only one beer to enjoy in blissful solitude, what beer would and should you drink?” Meet It’s The End of the Wort As We Know It, a Dogfish exclusive made from a complex mix of nutrient-packed superfoods resulting in the ultimate and definitive survival beer. Deep purple and hazy in color, It’s The End of the Wort As We Know It is a Belgian-style fruit ale, chock full of essential amino acids, micronutrients and vitamins.
According to independent, third party lab data, Dogfish Head found that It’s The End of the Wort As We Know It contains more than 8 times the amount of Vitamin B Complex than one of America’s best-selling light lagers, including over 90% of the daily recommended serving of folic acid.
“Myself and six other coworkers from various departments at Dogfish set out to brew the most survivalist-oriented beer Dogfish has ever made and packed it with a bunch of delicious culinary ingredients resulting in a ton of goodness in the form of essential vitamins and amino acids,” said Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “We’re also pretty pumped that a super-unique, nutrient-rich ‘survivor’ beer was born out of a brew day amongst friends originating from one of my favorite conversation starter questions- ‘what’s your desert island beer’?”
To make this off-centered ale, Dogfish blended an intensely fruity mixture of blueberries, acai and goji berries along with an assortment of ingredients including purple sweet potatoes, rose hips, chia seed, flax seed, spelt, oats and quinoa.
While It’s The End of the Wort As We Know It is nutrient-rich, Calagione says, “We are not making any health claims in association with this beer. We are merely sharing our brewing process and the culinary ingredients we chose for the recipe that are rich in alluring aromas and flavors.”
A true survivalist kit, It’s The End of the Wort As We Know It is hand-packaged in a 750ml bottle and includes all the essential necessities needed to potentially outlast the apocalypse (beer included, obviously). You’ll find a limited-edition Dogfish branded Swiss army knife tied to the neck of the bottle which will aid in opening your beer bottle or whittling a fishing spear to capture a conch for dinner – though, in failing this you might just want to stock up on survival food supplies, if your fishing or hunting talent leaves a lot to be desired. The bottle itself comes snuggly wrapped in a big’ol solar blanket you can use to protect your beer (and body) from changes in the weather. Lastly, you’ll find a length of paracord securing the blanket to the bottle which can come in handy if you need to make a tourniquet or if you accidently drop your survival beer in quicksand and need to quickly jump in to heroically retrieve it.
Slightly tart and subtly sweet with jammy blueberry, cranberry and cherry flavors, this medium-bodied beer clocks in at 9% ABV and is a critical off-centered ale to include in your survival bunker. This first of its kind beer release will be available beginning January 27 at 11am as an ultra-limited (only 200 packages) bottle release at the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. It will also be on tap at the Milton brewery while supplies last.
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 22 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 250+ 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 38 states and Washington D.C. and will expand into additional states in 2018.