Dogfish Head to celebrate Record Store Day with collection of off-centered events
Limited-edition beers, music-themed food specials, special guest DJs, giveaways and more!
Milton, Del., March 27, 2019 – Music has been a part of Dogfish Head since before Dogfish Head, so it’s a natural fit for a brewery that makes ‘Analog Beer for the Digital Age’ to be the Official Brewery of Record Store Day – an annual celebration of the unique culture of independently owned record stores and the roles they play in their communities. To celebrate this year’s Record Store Day Dogfish Head is hosting a series of off-centered events at its Tasting Room & Kitchen, Chesapeake & Maine and Brewings & Eats on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday April 14.
For its 2019 music collaboration, Dogfish Head reignited its partnership with the Grateful Dead to bring back its fan-favorite pale ale, American Beauty. Turning up the volume on their longtime relationship, the duo also collaborated to create Sage & Spirit, a limited-edition, 10-track Grateful Dead album that will release on Record Store Day (Saturday, April 13). Sage & Spirit will be available for purchase at independent record stores nationwide starting on Record Store Day and a handful of copies will be given away at Dogfish Head’s coastal Delaware properties during its Record Store Day festivities.
Saturday, April 13
Tasting Room & Kitchen in Milton
The Record Store Day party begins at 11 a.m. with the release of Raison Brett’ra, a barrel-aged, Belgian-style dubbel. After being fermented with Brettanomyces Drei and Brettanomyces Brux, this sour ale was aged for seven months in used bourbon barrels and finished with hand-picked green Timpson Californian raisins. Bottle conditioned for a bright and effervescent carbonation, Raison Brett’ra clocks in at 7.3% ABV. Hand-bottled – cork and cage style – and hand-painted with a special stripe signifying its uniquely-crafted touch, there are 2,400 (375ml) bottles of this limited-edition beer up for grabs and they are priced at just $10 each. No bottle limit.
After snagging their bottles of Raison Brett’ra, folks are encouraged to stick around the Tasting Room & Kitchen for their chance to win some Record Store Day giveaways, including copies of Sage & Spirit. There will also be a DJ spinning some groovy songs from 1-4 p.m.
Chesapeake & Maine in Rehoboth
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the restaurant gets in on the Record Store Day fun with a music-themed brunch. To accompany its menu of melodic specials, they will be giving away a slew of Record Store Day swag and DJ Siege will be in the house dropping the needle on some rockin’ records. No reservations required.
Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth
The Record Store Day revelry continues with a celebratory Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m. Ocean 98 will be broadcasting live from the brewpub’s stage, spinning records and giving away a boatload of Record Store Day prizes, including copies of Sage & Spirit. As folks are listening to some classic vinyl tunes, they can also enjoy half-priced pours of Dogfish Head’s available music collaboration beers – Wood-Aged Bitches Brew, American Beauty and Dragons & YumYums.
Sunday, April 14
Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth
The fête plays on from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a harmonious menu of music-inspired brunch specials. During brunch, DJ Droid will be spinning a mix of vinyl melodies, and Extended Play by Gidget’s Gadgets will host a pop-up record store onsite. Rumor has it, they are stashing away some of their Record Store Day releases to sell exclusively at the pop-up shop. As if that isn’t exciting enough, Dogfish Head founder and CEO Sam Calagione will be hanging out from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. to chat about all things independent beer and independent music, as well as sign records and merchandise.
For more information about Dogfish Head and its Record Store Day events, visit dogfish.com.