summer beer project | day one

summer dogfish beer project - day1a

what became my annual summer beach project started with an article about ancient beer recipes in the smithsonian magazine

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-beer-archaeologist-17016372/

at that time, we had been going to rehoboth beach in delaware for 11 years \ but i was unaware of dogfish head beer or the existence of its restaurant right here / or its brewery in nearby milton \ i was also a staunch non-beer drinker / but my geeky curiosity about a beer  based on a recipe developed by dogfish in consultation with an archeologist got the better of me \ thus i walked to the dogfish restaurant for lunch and had “midas touch”

this is the 4th year of my delightful summer beach project \ a different dogfish at lunch everyday for 7 days at the restaurant

we left pittsburgh at noon & got to rehoboth at 7pm \ after dropping off our stuff at the same condo we’ve been staying in for 15 years now, we headed to dogfish / the long waiting time was spent previewing the stores that my favorite young people want to shop

tonight’s premiere:  “birra etrusca bronze”based on an ancient italian beer from around 800 bc \ this ale is made from pomegranate, raisins, hazelnut flour, honey, gentian root & tree resin sweet, very flavorful & very fragrant / i liked that it was more nutty than fruity & that it was 8.5 % abv \ had wonderful grilled wings, calamari & fried pickles | root beer for the underage / nice kickoff to my exclusively dogfish beer week!

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