Monday, November 30, 2009

Your Money or Your Life and Limb!

So you say you've been wanting Dogfish Head beers in New Mexico for a loonngg time, huh? Well, how much are you willing to pay? I ask because Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada have teamed up to produce a unique beer that will put a bigger dent in your wallet than a Vegas call girl (so they tell me), but I guess that is the price we pay to have Dogfish grace our shelves. This American Strong Ale was brewed at Sierra Nevada using Sierra's homegrown hops and barley, and maple syrup from Dogfish owner Sam Calagione's family farm in Massachusetts. No wonder the beer costs $14.99 for the 24 oz. bottle- have you seen the prices on maple syrup these days? Mrs. Butterworth weeps! The two breweries mixed their house yeast strains in the beer, and the beer is carbonated by adding Canadian birch syrup, reportedly the first beer to bottle condition a beer in this way. Finally, bittering is provided by the fairly new (in hop years), increasingly popular, but still not often seen Bravo hop. So maybe all these ingredients do add up to make this a special beer that is worth the high price tag. In any event, you'll feel better about yourself if you spend the money on Life and Limb rather than Susie from The Strip. Trust me.

5 comments:

Jason said...

Man - I should have grabbed this in California. Saw it for $10.99 at Whole Foods in Berkeley over Thanksgiving. Curses!

Bill Aimonetti said...

Pretty tasty at Papago on draft last week.....not 14.99 tasty :(
Double Bastard seems like a bargin substitute.

Jonathan said...

Picked it up at Whole Foods on Academy Sunday for $8.99...

Vanessa said...

14.99? Balls to that! If we were rich we would be drinking fancy shmancy champagne, not beer :)

ABQbeergeek said...

Jonathan- $8.99???
Someone mispriced that! I'm on my way!!!!