Summer 2019 Exclusive

SeaQuench Ale Was Just the Beginning

Introducing Dogfish Head Slightly Mighty, the low carb IPA for hop lovers.

Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head

Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione doesn’t plan on slowing down his drinking, so he knew he had to get busy innovating. In 2016, he brewed SeaQuench, a lime-infused, low alcohol beer. He added a dash of sea salt for flavor – and hydration – making it the perfect beer for a day at the beach.

His latest release, Slightly Mighty low-carb IPA, solves the perennial problem of having to choose between a great-tasting beer or making love in a canoe. We’ll explain…

If you’re a beer drinker, the punch line to the old joke asking why drinking light beer is like making love in a canoe never gets old: because they’re both ****in’ near water. You can bet the guy who perfected the technique of getting the most flavor out of hops for his 60 Minute IPA, wouldn’t make a low-carb beer that’s the butt of a joke. Dogfish Head Slightly Mighty, created by craft beer innovator Sam Calagione, gives health conscious beer lovers everything they want, minus the carbs.

Calagione did an interview with Esquire magazine earlier this year and he opened up about his brewery’s focus on developing low-carb, low-calorie beer.

“We just know there’s a ****ton of drinkers out there that want a lot of flavor, but don’t want all those calories and carbs. And I’m one of them.”

Slightly Mighty has only 95 calories and 3.6 grams of carbs, while clocking in at a sessionable ABV of only four percent. Hazy gold in color, Slightly Mighty throws tropical notes of pineapple, coconut, mango and citrus, all while delivering fully-intense aromatic hop awesomeness that makes it so drinkable. Brewed with malted barley grown near Dogfish Head’s Delaware brewery, Slightly Mighty is light-bodied and fruity, with a balanced hop profile, making it THE low calorie Indie craft beer the world has been waiting for. And thanks to a proprietary use of all-natural Chinese monk fruit extract, Slightly Mighty has a thicker mouth feel than typical “diet” beers.

“As far as I know, no other brewery has ever brewed with monk fruit, which is super expensive. Per ounce, it’s as expensive as cocaine,” Calagione said. “It doesn’t add any calories or carbs. Plus, we came up with an enzyme that dries it out, so the beer isn’t sickly sweet. Actually, Slightly Mighty is bone-dry. This is definitely not a fruit beer. It’s more like a dry champagne. We weren’t going for that, but hell, I’ll take it!”

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